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July 29, 2010 7:13:02 AM

Well im looking at running a Core i5 SLi build with 2, 250 GTS's. I got a 600w PSU atm on my cart. That sufficent??? Anyone know?

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a b U Graphics card
July 29, 2010 7:23:44 AM

600W should be more than enough for GTS 250s in SLI. Make sure it's not a dodgy PSU brand. An OCZ ModXStream 600W is a good suggestion, if the GTS 250s you use only need one six pin power connection.
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July 30, 2010 12:53:10 AM

When you say "looking" to run a build with 2 250GTS does that mean your going to buy two? Or already have two... You may be better off buy one high-end card then two lowermid range cards.
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a c 153 U Graphics card
July 30, 2010 4:03:26 AM

Yeah that would work, but can I suggest a GTX460 instead of two 250s?

I dont know if you are getting the 1gb version or the 512 versions of the 250s, but either way you would be better off getting a 460 1GB version, and would be spending about the same price.
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July 30, 2010 4:09:27 AM

512MB only cause their more about the same. BUying from Evga so looking to use the Step Up 90 day program they have to upgrade higher or at least upgrade one for now.
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a c 153 U Graphics card
July 30, 2010 4:13:31 AM

Well the GTS 250 1GB SLI performs a little worse then a single GTX 285, and a single GTX 460 1GB can overclock to higher performance then a GTX 285. To top that your getting the 512mb versions, not the 1GB versions. The GTX 460 is a single card so its less hassle and will have less hiccups. You will also have DX11.

Just my two cents.

You can also step up to a 470 in three months if you want, by getting an EVGA.
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August 6, 2010 12:12:39 AM

Helltech said:
Well the GTS 250 1GB SLI performs a little worse then a single GTX 285, and a single GTX 460 1GB can overclock to higher performance then a GTX 285. To top that your getting the 512mb versions, not the 1GB versions. The GTX 460 is a single card so its less hassle and will have less hiccups. You will also have DX11.

Just my two cents.

You can also step up to a 470 in three months if you want, by getting an EVGA.



yea looking to go up to either a 460 or a 470 with Evga step up
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August 13, 2010 1:47:22 AM

Well EVGA step up didnt work and my motherboard arrived DOA so does anyone know a good 800+ PSU with +24 or more Amps per V-12 rail around about $130? Nothing higher please thou
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August 16, 2010 8:29:53 PM

Get an Antec Earthwatts 650W, it is cheap and extremely reliable.
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