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Old 08-18-2008, 03:05 PM   #11
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you serious?
dang, and i just got this PSU 3 days ago....
does that mean i need a psu with at least a total of 48 amps?
Send it back? I think you can tell them you got the wrong one, and they'll accept it, Might be a restocking fee.
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Old 08-18-2008, 05:23 PM   #12
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i bought it from my local micro center.
but just to make sure, i need at least 48 amps?
think this is good enough?
OCZ StealthXStream OCZ600SXS 600W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply 100 - 240 V CB, CE, CSA, UL, FCC - Retail
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Antec BP550 Plus 550W ATX12V V2.2 Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CE, TUV, CB, FCC, CCC, C-TICK - Retail
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which one would you guys choose?

unless theres one thats a good quality (trusted company) PSU thats cheaper.
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you serious?
dang, and i just got this PSU 3 days ago....
does that mean i need a psu with at least a total of 48 amps?
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The 8800GT require at least 450W and 24A @12V for SLI.
The power supply you have will be just fine. You don't need 48A. Your OCZ 500W PSU supplies a total of 36A across it's dual 12V rails.

I was running a SLI setup with my Antec SmartPower 2.0 500W power supply without any problems at all.
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Old 08-18-2008, 07:37 PM   #14
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really?
i was seeing some PSU, and i dont see any that as 450W where each was 24 amps, so i thought that was a bit fishy
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Yea, it can get a bit confusing at times.

So to set this straight, your OCZ supplies 500W with a total of 36A across it's dual 12V rails. An 8800GT SLI setup requires at the minimum a 450W power supply with 24A on the 12V rail. Your PSU exceeds that by 50W and 12A, it doesn't sound like much, but it's plenty.
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ah i see.
Then off to get another 8800GT off of newegg.
i kind of want to get another eVGA, but then again i also want to save money and get the XLR8 because it looks cool...
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Save your money. There's no need to get another eVGA card. As long as they have the same specs, they will run perfectly fine together in SLI.
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okay, just hope by the time i deposit the money and go to my bank, it would still be $120.
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