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I am gonna swap out my Corsair GS700 for Thermaltake - 850 TR2??

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March 14, 2012 10:40:51 PM

I need more power and I bought The Corsiar GS700 3 months ago @ BestBuy and I can only swap for the Thermaltake 850TR2 I am i better off keeping the Corsiar or getting the Thermaltake one? TY

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a c 267 ) Power supply
March 14, 2012 10:58:16 PM

Why do you need more than 700 watts? 2 x high end GPUs?

If you really do need more than 700 watts DO NOT buy a Thermaltake TR2. They are junk and are so far out of spec they can be dangerous for your motherboard and GPU.
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a c 1205 ) Power supply
March 15, 2012 12:49:21 AM

Why would you swap a 750 Watt power supply for a 680 Watt power supply?

If you're expecting the Thermaltake TR2 RX 850W (W0319RU), made by HEC/COMPUCASE, to deliver its labeled 850 Watts, it can't. It is only safe up to 80% of its labeled wattage. If the power draw is any higher than that the power supply will generate excessive electrical noise and ripple well beyond what is allowed by the ATX specifications leading to the rapid degradation of the electrolytic capacitors on your motherboard, graphics card and other components in your system.
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March 15, 2012 1:35:28 AM

Oh I was told i needed more power to run two GTX 480 SLI And its 700 watts my Corsair I think? Not 750? So no on the Thermaltake my problem is I only have store credit @ BestBuy so I am linited to what i can buy? They do have Corsiar TX850V2 on there website I might be able to get that??
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a c 1205 ) Power supply
March 15, 2012 1:44:56 AM

xintensex said:
Oh I was told i needed more power to run two GTX 480 SLI And its 700 watts my Corsair I think? Not 750? So no on the Thermaltake my problem is I only have store credit @ BestBuy so I am linited to what i can buy? They do have Corsiar TX850V2 on there website I might be able to get that??

Sorry I meant 700W.

For a system using two GeForce GTX 480 graphics cards in 2-way SLI mode NVIDIA specifies a minimum of a 900 Watt or greater power supply that has a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 67 Amps or greater and that has at least two 6-pin and two 8-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.

Total Power Supply Wattage is NOT the crucial factor in power supply selection!!! Total Continuous Amperage Available on the +12V Rail(s) is the most important factor.

The Corsair Enthusiast Series TX850 V2 (CMPSU-850TXV2), with its combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 70 Amps and with four (6+2)-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors, is sufficient to power your system configuration with two GeForce GTX 480 in 2-way SLI mode.
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