gtx260 sli power question

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by philheckler, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. philheckler

    philheckler Master Guru

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    What would be the minimum recommended PSU for 2 x gtx 260 core 216 in sli -? expecting to be able to pick up another gtx260 second hand quite cheap when fermi arrives. Would my Seasonic 600w psu be enough i wonder.. ?
     
  2. Cybermancer

    Cybermancer Don Quixote

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    From Hilbert's GeForce GTX 260 review:
    source: http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-260-review/4
     
  3. philheckler

    philheckler Master Guru

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    Thanks for the reply - looks like my next upgrade is a nice shiny corsair 850w then....
     
  4. ottoyu34

    ottoyu34 Master Guru

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    I would say 750W just to be safe.You might want some headroom to OC that CPU .
    600W would be a little bit tight for you have a lot of HDDs etc.

    I have had a system with i7 860 OC-ed to 4.2Ghz and GTX260 sp216 OC-ed in SLI.
    the power consumption when running 3DMark Vantage is maxing out 600W at the
    wall outlet (system only).
     

  5. Capt Proton

    Capt Proton Member Guru

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    Then how do you explain this?

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/255952-29-windwithme-1156-review-part5-lanparty-t3eh9-test

    Configuration
    CPU: Intel Core i5-750
    MB: DFI LANParty DK-P55 T3eH9
    DRAM: CORSAIR DOMINATOR-GT CMG4GX3M2A2000C8
    VGA: GIGABYTE GTX260 OC (x 2 SLI)
    HD: CORSAIR CMFSSD-64GB2D (RAID 0)
    POWER: be quiet! STRAIGHT POWER DELUXE 550W
    Cooler: Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme

    Overclocked as well. Real example, not a calculation. Gotta make you wonder about all the different opinions. They can't all be right.
     
  6. Capt Proton

    Capt Proton Member Guru

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    Some more. From a review n SLI with GTX280s on Guru 3D.

    "Now it's a question of connecting the power supply connectors. And that sounds more simple than it really is. Recommended is a PSU of, at the very least, 750-800 Watts. It's not that your PC will consume that much power, it's just that you want to make sure your PSU can deal with the hefty load and will stay stable during you entire gaming experience."

    http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-280-sli-triple-review-test/2
     
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  8. YuKsS

    YuKsS Maha Guru

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    well i was runing my two gtx260 with my psu (3 riels of 18 amp each, and 42 amp total ) for 6 months, then the bsods apears.. 750w / 54amp total is all what you need (the cheap way)

    i personally recomend you the ante true power quattro 850w modular.. great psu..


    ps. i solved my problem by selling my cards and buying a single gtx285ocx XD
     
  9. C4ampere

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    Ok, and then multiply that with the rated efficency and he is well below 600W.
    He will be fine.
     
  10. studabakahawk

    studabakahawk Master Guru

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    Hi I have an ETASIS 750 PSU, Im told it is a server PSU.
    I currently have it running a Palit GTX 260,and a Gigabyte SOC GTX 260. it is running then fine. I also have an AMD 940 BE O\C'd to 3.5 and its holding this up just fine. 750 is ok for running GTX 260 but get a good brand. Antec would be my first choice if i wasnt able to get this Etasis 750 from newegg in a special sale
     

  11. Peter Buxu

    Peter Buxu Master Guru

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    Well a bit agree.....also I think its a matter of how much you stress (load) you put onto your hardware once you start gaming
     
  12. Peter Buxu

    Peter Buxu Master Guru

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    but also to tell the truth if its a very good PSU from a very good manufacturer such as OCZ / PC Power & Cooling / Corsair / thermaltake especially the first 3 of them......you can stay assure that you can't go wrong :D
     
  13. gmhiggins

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    Think a Corsair tx750w (model # CMPSU-750TX) would work? Thinking about getting a 2nd 260, price seems to be right.....specs are in profile.
     
  14. Peter Buxu

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    yeeeeeee the Corsair tx750 would be more then enough
     
  15. gmhiggins

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    Nice. Best Buy has the BFG GTX 260 OCX Coremax (their version of 216 core, has 216 stream processors) for 150 on clearance, as opposed to the PNY version which is 229.99. Time to get out my ol' 780i ultra!
     

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