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Probably need a better power supply for 3 monitor setup

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#1 Sabes


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Posted 09 January 2009 - 02:19 AM

Right now I'm running (2) 24" monitors on the 300W power supply that came with my computer, which apparently is super weak but works fine. I'm going to add a third 24" monitor to my setup so I'm going to need to add a second video card as well, as I can only run two monitors off the card I have now. So with 2 video cards running I'll probably need a better power supply, but unfortunately I know next to nothing about them. I should note I already know what video card I'm going to get, that's not the issue. If a new power supply will do I'd much rather get a new power supply + new video card than one of those matrox triple head adapters or whatever they're called. Any suggestions?

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 09 January 2009 - 09:52 AM

You might use something like the following to get an idea of what you should be looking for:

ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Support-Min Power Supply Calculator - http://support.asus.com/PowerSupplyCalcula...SLanguage=en-us

This is old but...contains some general info that might be good to reflect upon: How To Choose Power Supply - http://www.directron.com/psu.html

These are just individual links which may be of some use that I maintain on my system for reference purposes:

Power Supply Basics - http://static.tigerdirect.com/html/powersuppliesGuide.html

Power Supply Calculator - http://extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine


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