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Old 06-19-08, 09:34 PM   #4
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Default Re: Computer won't boot up with GTX 280

Originally Posted by brady View Post
I'd recommend trying to boot up with the 280 plugged in but unplug 3 of the 4 hard drives and anything else you can spare. If it boots up with all nonessential peripherals then you have a pretty good idea that your PSU just isn't up to the task.
Thanks, I've already tried that. As well as underclocking the CPU back to stock 2.6. No difference whatsoever. Can just the EPS 8-pin line go bad? All the other connectors seem to be pumping juice just fine.

Assuming I need a new PSU, what should I get considering the fact that I likely need 700+ Watt output, plenty of connectors with decent length cables, and last but not least - very low noise?
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Antec P180 Black case | Intel E6600 @3.4 | ASUS P5W DH | 2x1GB OCZ Platinum PC2-8000 XTC
NVIDIA GTX 280 | Dell 30" LCD | 7.something TB storage
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