Hey guys, I got told that it is possible to run a 8800GT alongside a 5850 for say PhysX, was just wandering if their are any guides out their which can help me or anyone to tell me what to do because I have a feeling I will muck something up if I give it a try, I tried Google but got no results so I thought I'd make a post here, thanks all for your help
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March 26, 2010 3:29:13 PM
Some people told me that this is pointless as the amount of PhysX the card has, so I think I'll leave it but if anyone thinks otherwise please feel free to post ;P
Please remember that PhysX is only usable in few games, and it's highly recommended to disable your nVidia card when not playing games, as an 8800GT does use quite a bit of power, and it's wasted when not in use.
An 8800GT uses around 95Watts I believe, an an HD5850 uses 153. Assume 250Watts for the cards, a good 130 for your CPU, 70W for peripherals (MOBO/RAM/HDD etc..), and you can estime you'd need 450Watts. You should be just fine.
The thing to watch is your 12v rails though. You'll need a minimum of 40A on a single 12v, or about 4 rails with about 13A each.