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October 23, 2011 2:54:34 PM

Can this PSU run two GTX 580's or 3 570's?
RAIDMAX RX-1000AE 1000W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Or should i upgrade to
RAIDMAX RX-1200AE 1200W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

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a b U Graphics card
October 23, 2011 3:15:55 PM

Yes it can, though Im not sure about the quality of it.
Don't bother with the 1200w as its too excesive and its only bronze certified.
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October 23, 2011 3:17:05 PM

I think you should upgrade to corsair.
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a b U Graphics card
October 23, 2011 3:19:14 PM

Yeah seriously if you have the money for two 580s or three 570s you have enough for a better PSU.
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October 23, 2011 3:24:33 PM

That's a great psu, but the 2yr warranty would scare me into another brand.

If your buying a gold rated 1000w psu and it does not have a 5yr warranty, don't buy it. If your going cheap, make sure it at least has a 3yr warranty.

I would suggest a silver over gold if it has a better warranty.
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October 23, 2011 3:27:45 PM

geekapproved said:
That's a great psu, but the 2yr warranty would scare me into another brand.

If your buying a gold rated 1000w psu and it does not have a 5yr warranty, don't buy it. If your going cheap, make sure it at least has a 3yr warranty.

I would suggest a silver over gold if it has a better warranty.


Have you owned any Raidmax power supplys?

I have heard/read lots of bad things about them.
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October 23, 2011 4:06:42 PM

Take a look at the review from Hard OCP
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/02/23/raidmax_rx100...

If you flip to the load testing at 120 V page you will see its efficiency is so bad it shouldn't even have 80+ bronze so they may have sent in a different platform to get the rating but the one that they are actually selling is not gold level, and the 2 year warranty is really sad. A power supply that doesn't find an early death in the first six months should live for a good 5-10 years, so if they are only willing to do a 2 year warranty im suspicious.

For similar capacity and similar price i would go for the HCG 900
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 23, 2011 4:10:04 PM

^+1 that Antec is great for the price.
October 23, 2011 5:21:18 PM

how about this PSU?
850 Watts - Corsair CMPSU-850TXV2 80 Plus Power Supply - Quad SLI Ready
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October 23, 2011 5:23:22 PM

theitaliansico said:
how about this PSU?
850 Watts - Corsair CMPSU-850TXV2 80 Plus Power Supply - Quad SLI Ready

Very good as well!
a b U Graphics card
October 23, 2011 5:31:40 PM

theitaliansico said:
how about this PSU?
850 Watts - Corsair CMPSU-850TXV2 80 Plus Power Supply - Quad SLI Ready


Yeah this is a great power supply, though the HX850 is slightly better, its modular and has a silver 80 plus rating.
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October 23, 2011 5:42:33 PM

Knowledge is power and you'll need a lot for 2x GTX 580 or 3x GTX 570. ;) 

You can accurately determine what PSU power is required in watts and amps. on the 12v rail from the link below. It's straight forward and easy so no guessing is required. Then you will have an idea if you are maxing out your PSU. It will also show you how to determine which model PSUs are quality PSUs that can deliver the necessary power for your PC if you need a new one.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/314712-28-please-read...
October 23, 2011 7:29:15 PM

Okay so i think i am going to go with two 570's now that i have done a little research. Maybe i will wait till new GPU's (670's maybe). But i need to know if this PSU will be able to handle 2 GTX 570's
850 Watts - Corsair CMPSU-850TXV2 80 Plus Power Supply - Quad SLI Ready
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October 23, 2011 7:31:07 PM

Yes the TX850 V2 will handle 2 x GTX570 easy!
October 23, 2011 7:32:42 PM

rolli59 said:
Yes the TX850 V2 will handle 2 x GTX570 easy!

what about 2 580's or one 590
a b U Graphics card
October 23, 2011 7:47:38 PM

theitaliansico said:
Okay so i think i am going to go with two 570's now that i have done a little research. Maybe i will wait till new GPU's (670's maybe). But i need to know if this PSU will be able to handle 2 GTX 570's
850 Watts - Corsair CMPSU-850TXV2 80 Plus Power Supply - Quad SLI Ready


Yes it will.

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October 23, 2011 7:50:10 PM
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theitaliansico said:
what about 2 580's or one 590


Yes it will power a GTX 590 or 580 SLI fine.
October 23, 2011 8:05:53 PM

According to the chart you showed me the furmark SLI 570's runs at 773w what the hell? must be a typo or something
a b U Graphics card
October 23, 2011 8:07:57 PM

theitaliansico said:
According to the chart you showed me the furmark SLI 570's runs at 773w what the hell? must be a typo or something


That is total system power consumption, not just the 570s.
October 23, 2011 8:13:46 PM

doesnt the Power consumption vary though depending on other system specs? Like im going to be running it with 1x SSD, 1xSATA HDD, 1xOptical Drive, i72600k@4.0Ghz+,8gb of ram,i think 4 case fans and a liquid coolant for CPU.The reccomended PSU power i need for all of that according to
extreme.outervision.com/​psucalculatorlite.jsp is 679 watts. So i think i should be good. Thanks for all the suggestions and help.
October 23, 2011 8:14:03 PM

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October 23, 2011 8:22:20 PM

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