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Looking for a SLI power supply on a on a tight budget

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by adamdon89, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. adamdon89 New Member

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    My System:
    1. AM2 X2 4200 (65w) OC'd to 2.42GHz
    2. HHDs (1 SATA, 1 IDE)
    2. 512s of DDR2 800 (soon to be 4)
    3. 120mm fans
    1. 200mm fan
    1. optical drive
    1. 8800 GTS (will put a 2nd one in at some time in the next year)
    1. PCI TV card

    to save on p&p I would rather buy from scan.co.uk... maybe overclockers.co.uk or amazon.co.uk if I had to.

    Also the cables on the PSU would need to be long enough for a PSU at the bottom of a case (Antec nine hundred)

    Any thoughts/comments/ideas will be appreciated, Thanks.
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    What sort of budget u have in mind ?, :)
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    As cheap as possible lol, about £60-70 (but I could stretch it).
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    I have a link on my home PC to a 'power supply calculator' real handy webpage.

    That would tell you what total wattage you'll be looking at (you would be surprised, with the setup described its probably 350W total) Even in SLI I bet you're drawing ~450W max.

    I'll post the calc when I get home....IMO its silly to pay for extra AMPS/WATTS if you don't need them
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    That Corsair 520 will serve you well :).
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    Thanks for the replies... So the Corsair HX520W will run 2 8800 GTS'es? It looks like a good PSU , Does anyone know of anyone whos tried them together?
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    i have one, and run sli with 2 gts's (only for 2 days though, a friends for a rig i was building him came before the mobo, so i just had to try it out) , seemed fine


    edit: alternatively, these got a good write up in custompc mag, seems theyre yet another nanopoint built (good) brand http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=575387

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