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Posted 31 December 2010 - 10:54 AM
Posted 31 December 2010 - 12:19 PM
Family and loved ones will always be a priority in my daily life. You never know when one will leave you.
Posted 31 December 2010 - 03:49 PM
It would help to know the make and model of your current PSU.
Posted 31 December 2010 - 05:10 PM
Edited by dpunisher, 31 December 2010 - 05:18 PM.
I am a retired Ford tech. Next to Fords, any computer is a piece of cake. (The cake, its not a lie)
3770K @4.5, Corsair H100, GTX780, 16gig Samsung, Obsidian 700 (yes there is a 700)
Posted 01 January 2011 - 12:16 AM
Thats a shame as that Coolmax is not a bad power supply (for a Coolmax). It did blow up during testing, but........ http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=68 The problem is it only puts out 500 watts total on the 12V rails, and that will put some strain on it running SLI 460s.
Problem is, each card pulls a max of ~180 watts, plus figure another 100-120 watts for the CPU, and you get real close to 500 watts, or at least what I consider out of the "comfort range" of 60% I adhere to. Notice that the newer upper tier PSUs have almost the total output available on the 12V rail. Example, that 850 Corsair has 840 watts available on the 12V+.
Read that review on JonnyGuru and see what rails are actually available on the Coolmax. If the 12V+ are tied together, then I would give it a shot if money was too tight to get another PSU now. If the rails are actually separate, and have individual current limiting, then I would pony up now and get that new 850 Corsair.
SLI'ed 460s are great performers.
EDIT: Page 3 of that review has a list of the rails/connectors. It seems to be a 2 rail unit, with one rail split into 2 for three total. None of the rails are actually isolated, no overcurrent protection either.
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