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Old 11-23-08, 07:56 AM   #14
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Default Re: Going Tri-SLI Soon...Which Power Supply should I get for my HP BlackBird?

Well, first I'll try to use what I've got instead. With the cost of my 3rd EVGA GTX 280 FTW Edition Series graphics card I don't really want to dump extra money on a new PSU. I talked with HP's customer care/HP Blackbird sales and support and they said my 1100W PSU would work fine and run at an 80% efficiency rate. Now for the adapter and extra molex connectors...I'll need to look in my storage for those items and buy an extra black mesh sleeved adapter 8-pin molex connector to complete the proper power connection. 1100W vs. 1200W I'm sure isn't much to gain and would be a waste of money and time to gut out my current PSU. I just hope hp is right and that I get the proper voltage and performance without issues later on down the road. Each connection on the GTX 280 needs 12v so can find that. On a final note, does anyone know who sales the 8-pin PCI-E molex connector already sleeved in black mesh with gold connectors online? If all else fails I'll buy a new PSU later.
Case: HP Blackbird 002
PSU: Topower 1500W
Mobo: ASUS Striker Extreme II 790i Ultra
CPU: Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770 Quad 3.8GHz LCi
RAM: Corsair 4GB DDR3 1800 (PC3 14400)
HDD: 3 X 150GB WD Raptor-X
HDD: 1 - 500GB Seagate Barracuda
HDD: 1 - 640GB WD Caviar SE
DVD: 2 X Ultra Slim 20X IDE DVD/CD Writer
SPU: Creative X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty PCI-Express
LG Super Multi Blu-ray RW/HDDVD: GGW-H20L
Display: Dell UltraSharp 30" LCD
Gateway XHD3000 Black 30" LCD
Windows Vista Ultimate Edition x64 SP1
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