9800GX2 PSU

Hello,

I just bought a 9800GX2 and i am completely lost in struggle for finding a cheap PSU.
I MIGHT go for a 9800GX2 SLI sometime in future and i cant find a PSU which offers 2 x 8 pin and 2 x 6 pin pci-e connectorsor even one with 4 x 6 pin pci-e that i can convert to 8 pin by using a converter.
I am using asus P5N32-E sli plus+E6600+4GB ocz ram.

i am a bit tight on budget so lookin for the cheapest possible solution.
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  1. How cheap is cheap to you?
  2. well, the minimum recommend PSU for the GeForce 9800 GX2 is 580 watts. and for two GeForce 9800 GX2 cards, nvidia recommend a minimum PSU of 850 watts.

    here is a list of recommended PSu's for this GPU:
    http://www.nvidia.com/object/geforce_9800gx2_pwr_supply.html
  3. i am looking for something around 60 quid...give or take a fiver.
    i see that i can find 800W or even 900W PSU in that price but they all have problems with the connectors they offer.
    If i am not wrong one 9800GX2 requires 1 x 8 pin and 1 x 6 pin connector which would mean i need two of each? .
  4. saaiello said:
    How cheap is cheap to you?



    why ? 50-65 is impossible? whats the minimum in the realms of possibility ?
  5. this is an excellent unit and within your budget
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/135514

    a bit more budget friendly
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/192111

    either one will run your 9800GX2 just fine and just about any other video card out there. I would avoid any cheap 700-800w unit, they are simply garbage and rarely provide the power stated on their box.

    if you want to run two 9800GX2, I would strongly suggest you increase your budget.
  6. ct1615 said:
    this is an excellent unit and within your budget
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/135514

    a bit more budget friendly
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/192111

    either one will run your 9800GX2 just fine and just about any other video card out there. I would avoid any cheap 700-800w unit, they are simply garbage and rarely provide the power stated on their box.

    if you want to run two 9800GX2, I would strongly suggest you increase your budget.



    cheers mate...I really appreciate the help and advice , you are a rock-star.

    I think I better avoid the hassle of buying another power supply later on and take a bit more heavy hit now and have a peace of mind.
    how much should I stretch for running two 9800GX2 ?
  7. each card pulls 198w so I would look at a decent 750w unit. the card also runs hot, just an FYI

    antec, corsair, enermax, silverstone, ocz, seasonic, xfx are just some of the brands that offer reliable units.

    here is a nice budget option
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/124736
  8. ct1615 said:
    each card pulls 198w so I would look at a decent 750w unit. the card also runs hot, just an FYI

    antec, corsair, enermax, silverstone, ocz, seasonic, xfx are just some of the brands that offer reliable units.

    here is a nice budget option
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/124736



    what about the rail design ? 850watt in typical rail design will hold 198+198w ?
  9. it would be fine. this article should help answer some questions for you
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3990

    there is also a single rail thermaltake for a similar price. hardware secretes gave it a gold review
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/234914
  10. ct1615 said:
    it would be fine. this article should help answer some questions for you
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3990

    there is also a single rail thermaltake for a similar price. hardware secretes gave it a gold review
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/234914



    you are a life saver mate ...really appreciate all the help
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