HELP WITH GTX 460 SLI

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    Feb 21, 2011 2:56 PM GMT
    I want this set up but my PSU is only 600W, I have an Asus P7P55 D Pro(socket 1156), Intel Core i7 860. 8GB DDR3 Corsair 1600MHz. EVGA GTX460 2048MB.

    So I bought a second graphics card, the exact same one I have already installed. EVGA GTX460 to enable SLI on my mainboard. Do I really need more than 600W, nothing has been overclocked in my system.

    Here is the board

    asus-p7p55d-pro-socket-1156-chipset-p55-
  • c00lness

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    Feb 22, 2011 12:36 AM GMT
    hmmmmm well 600W is for sure good enough for one 460 but 2 i think you should get a 1000W psu though just so you have headroom for overclocking if you decide to do so. ummm expect some more heat obviously so make sure ur case is well ventilated. UMMMMMM and yeah hope this helps (ps i recomend the hx1000 from corsair pricey yeah but very good quality psu)
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    Feb 22, 2011 1:43 AM GMT
    Why don't you just try it?
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    Feb 22, 2011 1:52 AM GMT
    i'd you need at least 800W for both to operate nicely without hiccup. But you dont need 1000W though, but it would be nice for SLI =)

    Btw wat do you use it for, i wonder
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    Feb 22, 2011 4:04 PM GMT
    ya i did some research and I cant, besides I was hoping my psu would have more 6 pins connectors and it doesnt so Im on my way to the store to get a new one probably 1000W(I dont want to keep on upgrading my system).

    I use this setup for gaming.
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    Feb 22, 2011 11:58 PM GMT
    yeahhh 1000W will handle them for sure. Note that some games are still utilizing only one card, so dont be surprised if certain games have hiccups when u run them at max settings. Other than that, cheers! icon_wink.gif
  • c00lness

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    Feb 23, 2011 7:52 AM GMT
    LOL good idea future proof that system icon_razz.gif