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Enough power for SLI?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
March 29, 2012 4:04:17 PM

Quick question I am hoping someone with experience can help out. I have in my system now a single MSI N460GTX OC 1gb card. I just picked an additonal one up used from ebay for $100. I also just buoght three brand new monitors. My intention is to add the second card in SLI and run NV Surround with the three monitors.

This is the power supply in my current build:

Does anyone know if this will be sufficent to handle both of the video cards in SLI?


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March 29, 2012 5:14:22 PM

Yes, a Corsair 620HX will handle those GPUs without a problem. Guru3D found that a GTX 460 SLI system pulled 435 watts from the wall AT PEAK. They used Furmark, a program which is designed to push the GPU beyond reasonable limits. I doubt you'd see your entire system rise above 400w.

Well, there's your answer. I won't ramble on :)  Cheers!
March 29, 2012 5:30:22 PM

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March 29, 2012 5:30:47 PM

Thank you for in the answer and the link, much appreciated.