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Bad PSU? Need to get a better one?

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November 23, 2011 11:50:33 PM

Here is my problem. I made my first gaming rig this summer using an i3-2100, GTX 460, and the Cooler Master GX750 watt PSU. (this one) Later after several months I realized I didn't read any professional reviews. After reading jonny guru's i'm worried about screwing my whole system up. I'm on a very strict budget, so I can't buy a new computer if this one blows up...
In the future could this handle SLI?

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November 24, 2011 12:26:57 AM

I just checked a psu calculator, and with your cpu and cards in sli mode, the minimum psu requirement is 750w.
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November 24, 2011 2:21:46 AM

Hardware secrets came to a similar conclusion as Jonnyguru did about the GX750, its really not good to run it much over 450 W DC load, i would not recommend running two GTX 460s on it as anything in the system that feeds off the 3.3 V rail and doesn't have additional ripple suppression is going to have a much shorter lifespan.
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November 24, 2011 12:32:08 PM

What would run off of the 3.3v rail?
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November 24, 2011 7:16:10 PM

Would you recommend getting a new one right now even though i'm not in SLI?
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November 30, 2011 11:14:22 PM

Best answer selected by raptorxrx.
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