Corsair 620W SLI question

Discussion in 'Power Supplies' started by Allanon, Nov 13, 2006.

  1. Bbq

    Bbq King of Charts

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    You can dual psu's. It involves some minor re-wiring, but then you'll be able to use two.

    Some cases have two slots for power supplies. Like hte original coolermaster stacker.

    Until R600 is out, We won't know about the power requirements. Rumors aplenty. 8 pin pci-e, two 8-pins, 4 6-pins, 400w power cousumption.. It's just not known yet. But, if it's anywhere near the 8800's, then it should do it.
     
  2. ellover009

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    A core2duo machine running dual SLI on a 8800gtx will draw around 450watts, 500watts. You don't need more the 620watts unless that you are getting a quad processor, 4 sticks of ram, 6sata hd, 2 burners and quad sli you don't have to worry about this.
    About being SLI approved from nvidia, sorry to say this nvidia does not make psu neither mobos, if you read about the 680i mobo design they made with foxcon only ones that followed the nvidia designed are affected the most. http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/article.html?art=MTI0NywxLCxoZW50aHVzaWFzdA==
    Same as with THX certification, it's all marketing to make money off each other and they pass on the cost to the consumer. When you get certified on something you are technically buying advertisement, it does not mean it's any better, Corsair gave me 5yr warantee, that stuff is made by seasonic, thats where the good stuff comes from, the box says SLI, I have nothing to worry about. Look at the options and buy into the system that falls into what you need. if you think you need 700-750watt you can always opt for the Seasonic S12 series Energy Plus, avoid the M12, they are noisier.
    Take a look at this, they even have SLI memory. http://www.corsairmemory.com/corsair/EPP_index.html
    Good luck.
     
  3. ellover009

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    http://www.slizone.com/object/slizone_build_psu.html#certified_powersupplies
    This is the Nvidia list of certified PSU, it looks like the corsair is there, but it's listed to support dual 7900gtx, not under 8800gtx, but if you look the 8800gtx does not consume that much power than the 7900gtx. If you look at what they have the 8800gtx paired up with the Core 2 Extreme X6800 2.9GHz , most people getting a 8800gtx will be running something in the line of a core2duo E6600 o/c or stock, not the Core 2 Extreme X6800 2.9GHz .
    http://www.slizone.com/object/slizone_howtobuild_2.html
     
  4. Bbq

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    Certifications aren't exactly what you want to look at for everything. There are quite a few supplies on that list I would not trust at all. The 620, with 2 molex>pci-e adaptors, will do 8800GTX SLi with absolutely no problems. Just ask Redbeard.