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460 GTX SLI on GS600?

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October 24, 2011 9:20:30 AM

Hello,

I am planning on buying another 460GTX Cyclone for sli (battlefield :)  )
I am just wondering if my power supply will handle it.

I got the Corsair GS600.

The calculator gives me a recommended 540 watt.
The GS600 delivers 600watt. Do i have to count in the efficiency of 80%? (which will leave it down to 480)

Besides that my specs are:
intel 2500k
ASRock Extreme 4
8gb (2 sticks of 4) RAM
1 HDD 7200RPM
2 Fans (Standard CM 690II advanced fans)

Hope someone can help me out.
Thanks in advance

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a b ) Power supply
October 24, 2011 6:24:54 PM

The 80% efficiency is how efficiently the psu delivers the 600w, not that it only delivers 80% of 600w.

On paper it should run your setup but in reality I would be thinking more 750w with 4x pci-e cables otherwise its pci adapters.

Are you OC'ing the cpu or cards at all?





a b ) Power supply
October 24, 2011 6:36:37 PM

it will work since under a stress test you only 450w total system power, gaming would be lower. you will need to use adapters since the PSU only has 2 PCI-E power cables

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October 25, 2011 9:47:04 AM

I am currently not overclocking the CPU. If i would do it it would only be till 4 Ghz. Thing is that i dont notice too much difference in performance. Graphics card would not be smart to overclock when theres 2.
Thanks anyway, i think it'll work.

By the way, i'll need the molex to PCI-e adapters?
October 25, 2011 12:21:55 PM

Thanks everyone for the responses.
I was wondering if it would be recommended to get some extra case fans. I have the Cooler Master CM690II Advanced with the 3 standard case fans (Front intake, rear and top exhaust).
a b ) Power supply
October 25, 2011 7:53:54 PM

Enermax and Scythe Slipsteam do some nice case fans.

Good luck with setup, I would def suggest running everything at default to start with while you test system stability.
a b ) Power supply
October 25, 2011 8:34:04 PM

beanoslim said:
Enermax and Scythe Slipsteam do some nice case fans.

Good luck with setup, I would def suggest running everything at default to start with while you test system stability.


+1 on the fan brand recommendations but 3 fans should be fine for that case
October 25, 2011 8:34:38 PM

Thank you all!
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