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Power Consumption: Watts and Amps: GTX260 tri SLI

so i have a question, i'm currently using a TPQ1000 as my power supply and currently thinking of upgrading and buying a third GTX260 for SLI. Trust me this is not a thread about showing off, i seriously need to know whether i have enough wattage/ampage to run this system. according to BIOS, my CPU is using 30Amps, 1.22 volts, and 3.61GHZ. i have no idea about the rest
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  1. How is your CPU using 30 amps? That's almost 360 watts!

    Even the i7s don't use more than 150watts.

    And yes, your 1000 watt PSU should be able to handle it. But have you considered and getting two newer cards? They will scale better than triple-SLi
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    How is your CPU using 30 amps? That's almost 360 watts!

    Even the i7s don't use more than 150watts.

    And yes, your 1000 watt PSU should be able to handle it. But have you considered and getting two newer cards? They will scale better than triple-SLi

    oops, maybe its telling me that the whole motherboard+CPU+Ram is using that? i understand that software electricity power monitors are rather inaccurate...
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    But have you considered and getting two newer cards? They will scale better than triple-SLi

    well getting two new cards would be more expensive, and i only have about 200 bucks to spend. i don't want to lose any performance....
  4. i have a tri sli evga gtx260 setup on a evga 780i mobo with 8 gigs of ram and i use a corsair 950 with no issues overclocked and ready to go i also am not bragging just letting you know what i have found that works .my 850 psu would quit on me but it may be because it just wasnt good brand i dont know . if you are worried i have seen add in psu that slips in the front of case i think it was 450w and it wasnt too expensive
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