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Is my power supply ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817553004 ) capable of running SLI GTX 480's smoothly?
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  1. Yes, it will do just fine.
  2. Even without knowing the other parts of your computer, yes it can.
  3. For a reference clocked system running two reference clocked GeForce GTX 480 graphics cards in 2-way SLI mode NVIDIA specifies that the power supply should have a minimum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 63 Amps or greater and have at least two 6-pin and two 8-pin PCI-E Supplementary Power Connectors. So yes your fine proof http://www.geeks3d.com/20100414/power-consumption-of-two-gtx-480-in-sli-with-furmark-and-3dmark03/
  4. Chairman Ray said:
    Even without knowing the other parts of your computer, yes it can.

    My mistake not to mention.
    At first i'll be using an i3-2100, a 7200 RPM 1 TB HDD, a 128 GB SSD, 2x4 gigs of ddr3 1600 ram, a typical mid-level MB, and just one GTX 480.
    Later down the road i'm going to buy another GTX 480 and an i5-3570k so I wanted to be sure the PSU would be enough.
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    Serrix said:
    My mistake not to mention.
    At first i'll be using an i3-2100, a 7200 RPM 1 TB HDD, a 128 GB SSD, 2x4 gigs of ddr3 1600 ram, a typical mid-level MB, and just one GTX 480.
    Later down the road i'm going to buy another GTX 480 and an i5-3570k so I wanted to be sure the PSU would be enough.
    Your good to go look for yourself http://www.geeks3d.com/20100414/power-consumption-of-two-gtx-480-in-sli-with-furmark-and-3dmark03/ ;)
  6. It's good your thinking of upgrading your CPU, the i3 will be a bottleneck on the system. I would grab the i5 instead.
  7. bigcyco1 said:

    Thanks!
    Do you think running my whole system will become expensive on the electric bill though?
    I mean, its 2 GTX 480's... that is a ton of power being used.
  8. stant1rm said:
    It's good your thinking of upgrading your CPU, the i3 will be a bottleneck on the system. I would grab the i5 instead.

    Oh i'm making sure I buy an i5 when I buy a 2nd GTX 480!
    I don't want to hold back a power house of a system with a dual core cpu.
    Although the i3 shouldn't be messed with, it can compete with quad core phenoms while using less power and 2 less cores!
  9. Serrix said:
    Thanks!
    Do you think running my whole system will become expensive on the electric bill though?
    I mean, its 2 GTX 480's... that is a ton of power being used.
    It might i would change the stock cooler for sure those will run hot enough to burn you if you touch them after gaming for 3 hours lol change stock cooler to this l GELID Solutions GC-VGA02-01 1 Ball, 1 Sleeve VGA Cooler ICY VISION

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835426026&Tpk=gelid%20icy%20vision#top
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    Tom's in going to be flooded with a bunch of GTX 480 threads now... :p
    Yeah and all i have to say is ATI fans eat your heart out the 480 two years old and mops the floor with your precious R7850 don't :cry: it's going to be o.k. :D
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  12. did anyone see that POS PSU?
  13. Anonymous said:
    did anyone see that POS PSU?

    I paid about $99 for my POS.
    And my POS is capable.
  14. Quote:
    you spend $400+ tax and shipping for SLi GTX 480's....
    not wise, I do not care what anyone says.
    a single GTX 670 is much the better move and cost less in the end.

    I can't see the logic.
    have fun running the most inefficient set-up I have seen in some time.

    Got a GTX 480 for free, can get another for $200.
  15. Quote:
    sell it..

    I'll probably just use it for now.
  16. Serrix said:
    I paid about $99 for my POS.
    And my POS is capable.

    oh sure it is
    from the same series . . .
    Cougar CMX 700 W Power Supply Review
    Quote:
    The Cougar CMX 700 W can really deliver its labeled power at high temperatures

    well by golly that is special but
    Quote:
    The main problem with this power supply is voltage regulation. Starting at 560 W, voltages got outside their allowed range, what can make your computer behave erratically. We tested two samples, and both presented the same problem. Therefore, we can’t recommend this unit.

    since it maded by the same OEM (HEC) good luck running 480 SLI set up with that 1K
  17. Anonymous said:
    oh sure it is
    from the same series . . .
    Cougar CMX 700 W Power Supply Review
    Quote:
    The Cougar CMX 700 W can really deliver its labeled power at high temperatures

    well by golly that is special but
    Quote:
    The main problem with this power supply is voltage regulation. Starting at 560 W, voltages got outside their allowed range, what can make your computer behave erratically. We tested two samples, and both presented the same problem. Therefore, we can’t recommend this unit.

    since it maded by the same OEM (HEC) good luck running 480 SLI set up with that 1K

    That would be the CMX 700, not my 1000. In pretty much all the reviews I read on my PSU, it is said to work fine. Besides, for only $99 my "POS" is probably worth what I payed; a steal at the price actually. I know its from HEC, it says right on the box. I'm not all worried; 3 year warranty if it fails.
  18. Serrix said:
    That would be the CMX 700, not my 1000. In pretty much all the reviews I read on my PSU, it is said to work fine. Besides, for only $99 my "POS" is probably worth what I payed; a steal at the price actually. I know its from HEC, it says right on the box. I'm not all worried; 3 year warranty if it fails.

    same OEM same quality of parts and got a link to those "reviews"? couldn't find any myself. so does that warranty cover the components it takes out with it?
    but hey, you got it for such a deal!
    just keep a bag of marshmallows handy . . .

    cheers
  19. Anonymous said:
    same OEM same quality of parts and got a link to those "reviews"? couldn't find any myself. so does that warranty cover the components it takes out with it?
    but hey, you got it for such a deal!
    just keep a bag of marshmallows handy . . .

    cheers

    No reviews?

    http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/power_supply/cougar_1000cm_1000w_psu_revisited/1

    And check some feedback on newegg

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817553004&Tpk=cougar%20cmx%201000

    I'm pretty sure it'll work.

    No need for marshmallows, this isn't Diablotimebomb or Raidtrash.

    $99 for a decent 1kW PSU or a 650W from Antec, Corsair, Seasonic?
    I'll take my chances with the 1kW I guess.
  20. Serrix said:
    No reviews?

    http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/power_supply/cougar_1000cm_1000w_psu_revisited/1

    And check some feedback on newegg

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817553004&Tpk=cougar%20cmx%201000

    I'm pretty sure it'll work.

    No need for marshmallows, this isn't Diablotimebomb or Raidtrash.

    $99 for a decent 1kW PSU or a 650W from Antec, Corsair, Seasonic?
    I'll take my chances with the 1kW I guess.

    :lol:
    someone impressed with a orange paint job is credible with all that noise ripple?
    new egg reviews?

    and that is a CMX yes? yours is . . . .ah CM . . .where is the X?
    http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page1439.htm
    you always get what you pay for.

    ciao
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