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beerme
04-01-08, 12:28 PM
so i just upgraded to a 9800gx2 and i was wondering if those 3 amps will destroy my system if i go for 2x gx2's, or if i should break down and buy another psu.

Ultra x3 1000w
EVGA 9800gx2
EVGA 780i
Q6700 2.66
2x 150 Raptors
4gigs pc 6400 xms

Heinzftw
04-01-08, 03:40 PM
Hi beerme!!

Welcome to nvnews.net!! How many 12v rails come on your psu? How many lights/leds, fans etc are running? This will help you. This is a Psu calculator through extreme systems. In my experience its about 90% accurate. Good Luck!!
http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp

Amuro
04-01-08, 08:55 PM
I'm using the Ultra X3 1000W with 9800GX2 Quad SLI, works great. Single 12V rail is the best.

beerme
04-01-08, 11:15 PM
thx bro

jcrox
04-01-08, 11:40 PM
I only need a 304w PSU :wtf: LMAO.... I think I went a little overkill

EDIT: make that 296w

SLippe
04-02-08, 02:18 AM
I only need a 304w PSU :wtf: LMAO.... I think I went a little overkill

EDIT: make that 296w
Mine came up at 330W. LOL Guess my Antec NeoHE 500W is plenty. ;)

I had to pick the AMD X2 3800+ under Socket 939, because they don't list the 3600+. :thumbdwn:

EDIT: 435W if I add two 8800GT 512MB cards in SLI. The above 330W is with me running my wife's 7600GT.

CaptNKILL
04-02-08, 02:34 AM
Mine says 488W.

I got a 700 just in case I ever "needed" to go SLI. :p

According to the calculator I'd need 601 watts to go SLI with my current card.

Amuro
04-02-08, 03:00 AM
They haven't added 9800GX2 to the list of GPUs yet, so I selected 8800Ultra, and CPU with 100%TDP, and it came up at 596W. The GX2 max power draw is about 15-20W highter than that of the 8800 Ultra, so probably 636W.