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October 27, 2011 11:08:01 PM

I'm thinking about getting a second Palit 580 GTX but I'm not entirely sure if my PSU will run it and the rest of my computer. I have a 3GHz i7, not the newest one, a Corsair TX950W, one SSD, 2x 1TB HDD, 1x 2TB HDD and the motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R. I think my PSU should be able to hand an additional 580 GTX but before I shell out money for it, I'd like to double check.

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a c 271 U Graphics card
October 27, 2011 11:12:30 PM

If you calculate on needing at least 488w for the cards alone and then factor in whatever the rest of the system needs you should be able to work it out from there.
a b U Graphics card
October 27, 2011 11:20:12 PM

You will be fine with that PSU but I'm not sure if it would give you enough headroom for OCing.
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October 27, 2011 11:28:56 PM

With a second 580 I don't really see myself having a need for overclocking to be honest.
a b U Graphics card
October 28, 2011 12:30:48 AM

That psu is enough
a c 143 U Graphics card
October 28, 2011 12:48:53 AM

You already have a 950W branded high quality PSU and the GTX 580s in SLI require 750W-800W PSU if you'll be doing the hard OCing....

so you have more than just enough
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