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Old February 24, 2009, 08:00 PM
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Default PSU to run a GTX285 and 9800 GX2??

I am currently running with an OCZ 850W Gamer extream. Just wonder if that woulg be sufficient if I slapped a 9800 GX2 in Rig 1 to complement my folding?
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Old February 24, 2009, 09:14 PM
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4 Rails at 15A a piece...Should work I would think. I'm not 100% on the power consumption of those cards however.

On a side note, I've noticed that OCZ PSU's have low Amp Rails...compared to other Brands of Similar wattage.

I'd say give it a shot, but thats just my opinion.

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Old February 25, 2009, 02:57 AM
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Really I guess my best bet would be building another dedicated folding rig but I can't afford that right now. Can't really afford the 9800GX2 right now either but BA Hines is going make me step up my folding again if he gets a new card. Once I get past him I don't want him to catch me again.
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Old February 25, 2009, 05:02 AM
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Where did you find a GX2?

You might want to do a bit of searching in the forums here before you take the plunge. They're PPD monsters, but a few of our members have been having issues with them.

edit: How many days???? :)
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The answer is....NO.

YOu will need a new PSU. The GameXstream 850W does not have a proper rail layout needed to run a pair of high powered GPUs.
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Old February 25, 2009, 06:44 AM
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The answer is....NO.

YOu will need a new PSU. The GameXstream 850W does not have a proper rail layout needed to run a pair of high powered GPUs.
Thanks Sky, I was thinking the same thing but Was hesitant because I'm not familiar with the Power Requirements of those cards, and everything I've read is conflicting lol.
There ya go Cashe, you've heard it from the Expert.

To pipe in with my own thoughts, get a PC Power & Cooling / Corsair / Ultra 750+.
All single rail with 60+ amps. That should cover you.
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