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Old 02-05-2010, 09:24 AM   #1
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Smile Power Supply Help needed

IS 525W PSU enough for dual Gtx 260 1.8gh?

here are the parts that I ordered

Intel Core i7 920 (2.66GHz, 8MB Cache)
6GB Triple Channel 1333Mhz DDR3
Dual 1.8GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 - SLI Enabled
640GB - SATA-II 3Gb/s 7200RPM, 16MB Cache HDD
525W PSU
Alienware 19-in-1 Media Card Reader
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English
Single Drive: 24X CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) w/double layer write capability

this is for the ailenware aurora. I recently purchased it with that specs.

I ordered the dual gtx 260 video card, because dell representative recommended. he really has not mentioned about the PSU; however, I do not think that 525w PSU would not work on the system that i have with dual gtx260 video card..

I really need an advise for this issue.. if 525w is not enough for the system and the video card that i have, i need to return the product back to dell.

please help me with this issue

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Old 02-05-2010, 09:39 AM   #2
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Default Re: Power Supply Help needed

It's enough to run it, but just barely. That's cutting it closer than any builder should.

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525W for a single GTX 260 system is fine (500W is recommended). I wouldn't go any lower than 650W for two cards in SLI.
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