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Posted 05 February 2012 - 04:39
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Posted 05 February 2012 - 06:05
Unless you are gonna go for a quad-Crossfire 6990, or a quad-SLI GTX 590. you should be fine with that PSU
Posted 05 February 2012 - 06:15
I think the 875w is the one he's looking at. His system now has a 525w PSU, which should still be good enough for any single GPU.
Posted 05 February 2012 - 06:20
For this test we measure power consumption of only the graphics card, via PCI-Express power connector(s) and PCI-Express bus slot.
Average: 3DMark03 Nature at 1280x1024, 6xAA, 16xAF. This results in the highest power consumption. Average of all readings (12 per second) while the test was rendering (no title screen).
Posted 05 February 2012 - 06:21
Yeah I'd rather not have to upgrade my PSU ATM but if so I'm just wondering if I have to use Dell or if a regular PSU will work. Honestly though, if I could run the graphics above without upgrading that'd be best.
Posted 05 February 2012 - 06:23
Thanks man I'll check them out for sure, and thanks to everyone else who has helped.
Sorry, I edited my above post. I think you have a PSU upgrade in your future. While the 525w could likely support those cards, you'll be running very close to 100% load, which isn't good as you'll be generating a lot of heat and putting a lot of stress on the PSU. Power supplies are most efficient around 50%, so thats where you want to aim.
It doesn't have to be a Dell. Any PSU will fit. Have a look at power supplies from SeaSonic, Corsair and Antec.