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Old 11-23-08, 04:56 AM   #13
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I have two Zues PSUS . . .in fact am on one now . . . I am using one adapter . . .
Where did you get your adapter at? And is it custom sleeved all nice and perfect the way you like it? If so I want the exact same setup with the adapter sleeved in black with gold connectors.
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Old 11-23-08, 07:56 AM   #14
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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.
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Default Re: Going Tri-SLI Soon...Which Power Supply should I get for my HP BlackBird?

i gotta ask

what game needs 3 GTX280's?
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Old 11-23-08, 09:33 AM   #16
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i gotta ask

what game needs 3 GTX280's?
Crysis will use all three on high res with max settings.
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Crysis will use all three on high res with max settings.
So you're spending 400$ to benefit one game?
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crysis runs maxed on 1680x1050 on one 280 for me
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i gotta ask

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Old 11-23-08, 11:29 PM   #20
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Great! Looks like a plan! I've used this company before on a couple of custom cable installs I needed in the past. Thanks again!
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So you're spending 400$ to benefit one game?
No, the future of gaming!!!
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Old 11-24-08, 08:55 AM   #22
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No, the future of gaming!!!
pfft never heard of noughts and crosess? Or the even better game called ****ing?


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A tremendously sweet rig you have there. Puts mine to shame
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So you're spending 400$ to benefit one game?
+1 Total waste of $$$ in regards to Tri SLI.
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