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03-11-06, 10:10 PM
I have a True Power 2.0 550 Antec Highend PS and would like to know if this PS could do 2 7800GTX cards in SLI with 4 sata drives w opticals 4 5 standard, you know mouse printer camera scanner. Its a very good PS from antec. Most people would use a 600 or better for this setup but i like Antec so they run like 650 so.
Any Ideas so i can get the other GTX.
03-12-06, 02:59 AM
Hmmm, technically you should be able to but personally I wouldn't chance it.
The SLI , Optical and perhaps two hard drives and your be fine.
03-12-06, 10:34 AM
Hmm, I should look into a 650 or higher but who is as good as antec?
03-12-06, 12:42 PM
Actually if you dont overclock you should be cool, have you tried this:
Just plug in everything that you have and overshoot their estimate a little. Antec is a good company, if this estimator says less than 550 you are probably OK.
03-12-06, 01:40 PM
That calculator is BS... Says I need a 750w+ PSU for my PC and Im running fine with a 600w PSU.
You should be fine since HDs don't require much power when they are idle and I dout you have all 4 drives running while playing a game.
I have 6 HDs in my PC currently...
03-12-06, 06:00 PM
are they 256mb or 512mb.
Because here is the updated cert list of power supplies that now shows a seperate listing for the 7800 and 7900 512mb cards.
03-12-06, 07:36 PM
Here are my specs as of now:
ASUS A8NSLI32 Deluxe
1 BFG 7800GTX 256
Creative XFI Platium
Haupauge WinTV PVR 150
2 Gigs of Corsair Ram XLPT 188.8.131.52
2 DVD optical Drives
Cannon Printer USB
Cannon Scanner USB
Bluetooth Optical Desktop from Logitech
Logitech Web Cam
APC UPS Usb
1394 IEEE Firewire used for CAMcorder as needed not hooked up
2 120 MM Fans with 1 blue in front
And of course the CPU "AMD Athlon 64X2 4400
All in silverstone black tower 5 bay with Antec true Power 2 550dual 12volt rail.
03-12-06, 08:14 PM
Shouldn't have any issue.
03-12-06, 08:36 PM
That might be very helpful know so i don't have to redo the nice cableing in my System becuase its in good and would like to leave it alone. Besides the antec 550 has alot of amps from what i read so i should be ok i hope.
03-12-06, 08:54 PM
I'd say you're fine. I'm planning on getting another 7800gtx to pair it up with my current one and I've got an OCZ powerstream 520W. I don't think you'll have any problems.
03-13-06, 01:35 PM
I could also call up an Antec tech too and see what they say since they make the product.
03-15-06, 04:25 AM
IMO I would look for a better power supply if you are going to have all that hooked up,It may work fine ,but I went and bought a Antec SLI 550w true Control because I thought it might be to much for my OCZ PowerStream since it is just a 470watt,It was working fine until I set up my Opty 175 at 2.7gigs and my 7800GT's run at 495/1220 and when I fired up Fear to play it the power supply shut down and reset ,If I turned everything down to stock it worked but I did'nt buy a Opteron 175 and 7800GT's to play stock,so I would look in to getting something better ,So I put my 470watt OCZ PowerStream back in and it handles everthing I throw at it.
03-15-06, 12:13 PM
So Antec doens't make the best PSU's? i kinda noticed that when seeing PCPAC PSU's but their expensive. Im not going to chance it with only 550W but i did see that Antec has a very good 2 rail setup with 18AMps on both rails which is good for Nvidia Cards.
IMHO the best PSU on the market is a PC power and cooling PSU. I run water, plus 4 hard drives and two GTX's in SLI with NO issues and I'm OC'd. Antec PSU's are ok, but nowhere near as good as a PC P&C PSU :)
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