Really weird SLI issue...
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October 2, 2012, 09:42 AM
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With an X660, I'm not convinced that power is not an issue.
GTX 660 Ti Roundup (ASUS, EVGA, Gigabyte, Galaxy, MSI)
AnandTech - The GeForce GTX 660 Ti Review, Feat. EVGA, Zotac, and Gigabyte
Both show ~300w for a single card. I can imagine that running SLI will hit the 600w mark, add the CPU and you will push your Seasonic past its limit.
Both those values are total system. with the cards in SLI I'd assume they'd pull about 200-250 each.
CPU and components would pull 100-150, meaning im within the power threashold of the PSU.
I will be upgrading, but im not 100% convinced that power is the problem.
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The 3930 @4.5, ram and mobo will pull a hell of a lot more from the PSU than my 2500K, 8gb @1.65v and mobo...
so for one card, I'd estimate the draw with one card to be around 260w, add another card, I'd assume 450-500 tops, then add in my pump, and fans... which are pretty much nothing, and boom... within the envelope.
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