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GTX 260 Core 216 SLI power?

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by TH3 H4NGMAN, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. TH3 H4NGMAN

    TH3 H4NGMAN Member

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    So, I'm looking at getting a GTX 260 Core 216, but I want to future proof my rig by getting a PSU and mobo which can support GTX 260's in SLI. Would any of these PSU's work?
    Corsair 550W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139004&Tpk=550vx
    Corsair 650W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005
    Mushkin 650W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817812005
    Antec Earthwatts 650W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371015
    PC Power and Cooling 610W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703005
    Seasonic 650W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151036

    I know the links may not be hyperlinks, so I just put the names. I know a 750W model is recommended by nvidia, but I heard that they, like all manufacturers, really overrate their cards usage. Thanks.
     
  2. Democ

    Democ Active Member

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    Actually none of those PSUs will work because gtx 260s need 2 6 pin adapters for each card, so for a sli system you need 4 6 pin adapters. All of those psus have 2 6 pin adapters...maybe try these psus instead:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703009
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817702006
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817256049
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139010

    Also more important than the watts is the amps for each rail, all of the ones i linked above will do fine
     
  3. Psytek

    Psytek Ancient Guru

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    ^^the gtx 260's come with adapters.

    I use a Corsair HX620W, so I'm sure the corsair 650 can do it.
     
  4. RobsGTS

    RobsGTS Banned

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    Those other PSU's may work fine but you are realling pushing it with them and you may find yourself getting another PSU sooner than later if you dont just go ahead and do it right the first time. Its never a good idea to run a psu at near max load at all times, this will cause them to degrade rather quickly.

    A lot of people think they are saving $$$ when they purchase a PSU that just barely meets the requirments but the truth is that you end up spending more $$$ in the long run because you will find yourself outgrowing that PSU sooner than later. This is why its best to just go ahead and get one right now that cost a little more but will provide you with enough extra power to carry you over for a couple of years or so.

    $124.99 with free shipping and a $30.00 MIR will get you a Corsair 850 watt PSU with a monster 70amp high powered single 12v rail. Is this PSU overkill right now? yes probably so........however given its low price and its high power this will hold you over a very long time and you will not be stressing this PSU at near its max load like you would with the others.


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139009
     

  5. RobsGTS

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    +1 great choices! my personal favorite is the Pcpowercooling 750watt psu and as you said its the amps on the 12v rail that matter the most.

    Also not many people realize that the high powered single 12v rail PSU's like the ones from pcpowercooling, silverstone and corsair are the best choices for high powered setups.
     
  6. TH3 H4NGMAN

    TH3 H4NGMAN Member

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    I tried to select PSU's which had high ampere ratings, and I think most of the ones I picked had single rails.
     
  7. DonDany21

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    Get the Corsair HX 620 .. or the 650W one
     
  8. RobsGTS

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    You did pick some nice psu's but I was just trying to show you the value in getting something that will last you a lot longer in the long run while only costing you about $20-25 more than those other psu's.
     
  9. Psytek

    Psytek Ancient Guru

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    Remember that article a few weeks back an i7 system with a gtx295 drew 500W from the wall... I do. Anything in the 600-700 range is more than future proof.
     
  10. Wanny

    Wanny Ancient Guru

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    Yea. As long as you stay Single GPU route. I must be pretty much in the 500s with my OCs. But personally, I wouldn't sli my GTX 260s under 700w. MAYBE if I play on stock settings... So just to be safe, I'm gonna wait those new Single GPUs and OC them.
     
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2009

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