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SLI Power Usage???

Hello all...

I just ordered a new rig to upgrade my existing PC. New specs are as follows:

GIGABYTE x79-UD3 Mobo
Intel Core i7 3820 Socket 2011 (sandybridge-E) CPU
16 gigs G.Skill Ripjaws series Quad-channel kit
2x Evga Geforce GTX 680 FTW (2048mb RAM edition) in SLI
Corsair H100i Liquid CPU Cooler

and various HDD and 1 SDD for storage.

My question is...with all this new powerful hardware, will my existing Antec 1000w PSU
be enough to handle it?
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  1. Best answer
    Yes your antec can handle the system without a problem.
    Since Antec is known to produce some quality PSU, I don't think there will be a problem with lower amp ratings.
  2. Yes it should be more than enough assuming that it can output around 8-900W
  3. this is kinda a silly question. you would only need a 650watt power supply to feed that MAX.

    so yes you are good to go.
  4. You kidding me, broski? You are set with 750W.

    Personal opinion....go Corsair. :)
  5. If you where using a GTX4xx series SLI maybe not, but being that Nvidia was very consious of the environment, you wont need anymore than 675w to power SLI 6xx series cards.
  6. Best answer selected by sam80jr.
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