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Power requirements for SLI/Xfire?

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September 19, 2011 8:43:08 PM

Hello,
I am running an i7 920 o/c to 3.8 My mobo is an asus p67x58d premuim. I have a Corsair 750w psu. Would I have to upgrade my PSU to run 2x 560's, or 2x 6950's?
a c 273 U Graphics card
September 19, 2011 9:17:18 PM

I'm running two GTX560Ti's on a Corsair 620HX.
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September 19, 2011 9:21:05 PM

Great thanks, any idea if the 6950's would need more then the corsair 750? (im still debating which set up I want to run)
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a c 273 U Graphics card
September 19, 2011 9:27:19 PM

The 6950's would only draw about 20w - 25w more the the 560's so you should be OK.
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September 19, 2011 9:39:28 PM

The 6950s Crossfired under max load draw about 329W or ~28 amps. on the 12v rail. The 560s in SLI under max load use about 298W or ~25 amps. The Corsair TX750 offers up to 60 amps. on the 12v rail so you should be fine with either set-up.

http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-560-ti-sli-re...

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Corsair-TX750W-P...
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September 19, 2011 9:51:03 PM

Thanks. That is good news. Now I need to figure out whether or not I want to spend the extra coin on the 6950's.
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September 19, 2011 9:57:33 PM

First, I admit right now I didn't look up the mobo. I am at work XD
But, make sure it has 2 PCI express ports, I am guessing the cards you mentioned are PCI express, I think they all are now a days.

Second, look at the cards you want to put in. A large number of cards require additional power, 6 or 8 pin connections. You'll need to open your case at look at the power connectors. See if it has any of the power connectors your new Video Cards will require.

Last, Check the specs and reviews of the cards if possible, some Video Cards will come with adapter's to make a standard 4 pin power connector to the correct power. Usually the 4 pin to 6/8 pin adapters that come with cards require two 4 pin power connections; look to see what one, if any, come with the card.

Once you get the Video Card info from the web, the actual physical check of the connections will take all of like 10 seconds.
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September 26, 2011 12:16:14 AM

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a c 273 U Graphics card
September 26, 2011 4:21:58 PM

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