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Do I have the power?

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October 16, 2012 8:16:13 PM

hey all so im looking at upgrading my current rig and i want to make sure i have the power.

currently i have a 1000W power supply and once i buy all the things i wanted ill be running
2 GTX 480 (power hungry monsters)
an I7 2600k
120mm fan x6
140mm fan
200mm fan
potentially 2 arctic cooling accel x3 for the 480s
Blu ray drive
card reader
and 1 500gb HD

i already know that the 2 GTX 480 alone are like 450W according to this,258...
not sure how much it would need if it was SLIed but if not it would leave me around 100W

is this right? if so think i need to upgrade to a large PSU?

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a b ) Power supply
October 16, 2012 8:57:25 PM

Thats system power draw, its a bit odd for any GPU to draw 450W by itself although both cards together will draw like 400W-600W, the CPU is 95W, a little more if overclocked, all the fans will draw less than 10W each at full speed, a hard drive will draw 12W, more for higher RPM rated drives, card readers will draw hardly anything, the same goes to the blue-ray drive.

I would say a 900W or 1000W would do, better to have more power than less available.

It would draw a total of around 800W i think but i can't be certain.

a b ) Power supply
October 16, 2012 9:49:21 PM

yes, 1000w is enough
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October 16, 2012 11:29:31 PM

Best answer selected by backspacehacker.
October 16, 2012 11:29:57 PM

Super tyvm did not want to buy something else on top of the other card