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Old 07-26-10, 08:18 PM   #1
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Default slizone's psu's for gtx 480 3 way sli

Today I just went to tri sli gtx 480. Before I did, I went to nvidia's slizone to see if they had certified power supplies which they did for 3 way sli gtx 480. The problem is not that they aren't powerful (all are 1200 watt and above) but they don't have enough pci-e connections on the power supply itself. I had a silverstone strider 1500 watt. The box for it said 3x vga for 3 way sli. BS. It comes with more than enough pci-e cables (each cable has a seperate 6 and 8 pin connector on each) but there are only 4 pci-e connector on the modular connections of the power supply. And I went online to check for wiring schematics just to be sure, and there is only 4 connections. The problem gets worse. About 1/2-2/3 of the slizone recommended psu's have the same problem. The only ones that don't have the pci-e power connection problems are ones by be-quite, pc power and cooling and corsairs new ax1200 gold psu. For all you hx1000 lovers out there, the corsair ax1200 is a 80 plus gold certified 1200 watt psu and has the right amount of connections for 3 way sli. I almost was going to wait for that psu until I was able to get my friend to swap my silverstone for his pc power and cooling 1200 watt that has proper 3 way sli power for 3 gtx 480's since he is only using a single zotac gtx 480 (he doesn't have the mb space for 2 way sli meaning he is using up the pci-e space with 1x cards which he needs for port multiplying esata card and descrete sound card. FYI, he's using the asus p6t deluxe v1 mb)
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