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February 25, 2012 9:13:51 PM

I am running a server machine/gaming machine, and will be using the Intel S5520SC Motherboard, and the Nvidia GeForce GTX 590, but it says it only supports a graphics card of 300W. the Geforce takes up 340W when under a full load, can this be fixed with the Two 8-pin Supplemental Power connectors, or will I just have to limit it to 300W???

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February 25, 2012 9:32:22 PM

I am shure that power won't come out the pciex slot.. Anyway thats why graphic cards have external power connectors. So I wouldn't worry about the motherboard but the power supply. I'm no expert but thats what I think.
February 25, 2012 9:39:56 PM

serjts said:
I am shure that power won't come out the pciex slot.. Anyway thats why graphic cards have external power connectors. So I wouldn't worry about the motherboard but the power supply. I'm no expert but thats what I think.


Yea, the power supply is 1500W , and im not an expert on PCI/PCI-e so I wasnt sure...
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February 25, 2012 9:41:57 PM

A single normal pci-e slot will supply a max of 75w.
That is why aux power is needed for strong graphics cards. A 6 pin connector can supply 75w, and a 8 pin connector can supply 150w.

There might be a limit of 300w for all if the pci-e slots, can you tell us where you saw that limitation?

I think you are ok with a sufficiently strong psu.
February 25, 2012 9:45:42 PM

geofelt said:
A single normal pci-e slot will supply a max of 75w.
That is why aux power is needed for strong graphics cards. A 6 pin connector can supply 75w, and a 8 pin connector can supply 150w.

There might be a limit of 300w for all if the pci-e slots, can you tell us where you saw that limitation?

I think you are ok with a sufficiently strong psu.


Pugetsystems.com , "As this is a server motherboard, some desktop features are not present: standby/sleep functionality is not guaranteed, and this board does not support the "Hibernation" feature built into Windows. SATA ports do not support hot swap. Video card support is limited to cards under 300W max."

The system specs for the system im ordering are :

Motherboard: Intel S5520SC

CPUs: TWO Intel Xeons X5690 3.46GHz SIX CORE 12M L3 Cache (will have two on 1 board)

RAM: 96GB Kingston DDR3-1333 ECC

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 3GB

Sound Card: Creative X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro PCI-E

Wireless: Asus PCE-N15 Wireless 802.11b/g/n PCI-E Adapter

1st Hard drive: Intel 520 480GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5inch SSD, Read: Up to 531 MB/s, Write: Up to 315 MB/s

2nd Hard drive: Intel 320 600GB SATA II 2.5inch SSD, Read: Up to 270 MB/s, Write: Up to 220 MB/s

Disk drive: Asus 12x Blu-ray Burner SATA (black)

Case: Antec P193 V3

Power supply: Silverstone ST1500 1500W Power Supply

CPU cooling: 2X Puget Hydro CL3 Liquid Cooling System

Mods: Custom 120mm Side Panel Fan
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February 25, 2012 9:52:16 PM

That sounds quite specific. You might want to call Pugetsystems.com to better understand the supposed limitation.

I don't really see how it makes much sense, since the motherboard will only see 75w max of the GTX590 if you have attached the two 8 pin pcie leads.
February 25, 2012 9:57:19 PM

geofelt said:
That sounds quite specific. You might want to call Pugetsystems.com to better understand the supposed limitation.

I don't really see how it makes much sense, since the motherboard will only see 75w max of the GTX590 if you have attached the two 8 pin pcie leads.


I think since the config is meant for servers, or since most people wont buy a 1500W power supply, they assume you should pick one that is less than 300 W... But yea, I will definitely call them up asap
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February 25, 2012 10:03:57 PM

Hammy12Edgar said:
I think since the config is meant for servers, or since most people wont buy a 1500W power supply, they assume you should pick one that is less than 300 W... But yea, I will definitely call them up asap


For what it is worth, The GTX590 needs only 700w on a normal desktop, so I think you could scale back that 1500w psu to 1000w or so.
February 25, 2012 10:15:12 PM

geofelt said:
For what it is worth, The GTX590 needs only 700w on a normal desktop, so I think you could scale back that 1500w psu to 1000w or so.


well, With two Xeon processors, 96GB of ram, and two solid state drives, 1500W is the only Thing I can go with atm, I know it seems like overkill, but with all of the hardware Im throwing in this thing, im gonna need as much as I can get, especially if the GPU takes up 300W
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