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Old 06-16-08, 11:40 PM   #13
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Old 06-16-08, 11:47 PM   #14
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So for those with no 8-pin rail PSU's , are we going to get a converter with the GTX280 ??

i dont wanna shell for a new PSU if thats not needed.
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Old 06-17-08, 01:40 AM   #15
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So for those with no 8-pin rail PSU's , are we going to get a converter with the GTX280 ??

i dont wanna shell for a new PSU if thats not needed.
I was worried about that, and I got a Thermaltake 1200W coming in the mail, because 1) I'm sick of my current PSU not being modular, and 2) the Tt has 3x 8-pin PCI-e connectors so I'll be all good for GTX 280 SLI without worring about PSU requirements, and finding out in the middle of a game that there is insufficient power (BSOD or other)

Anyone who has the Tt 1200W, what are your opinions of it?
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Old 06-17-08, 03:47 AM   #16
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I'm going to try it on my Seasonic. We will see.
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Old 06-17-08, 05:14 PM   #17
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says minimum 550w for the 280..

doesn't seem that bad, i wouldn't go with anything lower tho..
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Old 06-17-08, 06:22 PM   #18
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500 for the 260 possibly???
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Old 06-17-08, 06:25 PM   #19
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says minimum 550w for the 280..

doesn't seem that bad, i wouldn't go with anything lower tho..
They assume an average PSU. I'm sure a quality 500W could push it, but that in itself, would be pushing it
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I'm going to try it on my Seasonic. We will see.
I just bought another one of these as well (4th Seasonic I've purchased - all going strong). Planning on running C2D 8500, X35MB, 4G DDR2, 1-2 optical, 2-3 HD, 2pumps, and 7 120mm fans on it as well as a next gen vid (non-sli) GTX 280 or Ati (TBD)
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Old 07-26-08, 05:29 PM   #21
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Dont be Fooled!

you'll need a High Quality 650w with at leat 40A on the 12V.

I have a cheap 570w and it doesnt work.
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You don't need a 650w PSU. A quality 550w PSU should suffice as full system draw w/ a 280 is around 456w:

http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/...nce/page16.asp
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I'd recommend the one i've got : Tt ToughPower 850W.
modular cables , 2x modular 6-pins , 2x 8-pins (come with power cable) & 2x 8-pin to 6-pin converters , in short you wont be needing to replace it for a while!
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Old 07-27-08, 12:55 AM   #24
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Buying a Seasonic nowadays would be a mistake. To my knowledge, none of them have a genuine 8-pin PCI connector (not counting 6+2's, or 8-pin modulars that convert from 6-pin).
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