Power for SLI

By MetalX
Jun 27, 2008
  1. I've been wondering if my power supply has enough juice to run two 8800GTS 512s in SLI mode. It's an Enermax 465W with 33A on the +12V. I used the eXtreme Power Supply Calculator with my system configuration, except that I selected the video cards to be in SLI mode, and it said I'd only need 399 watts.

    I was just wondering if this is true, or if I should buy a new PSU, because this one is nearly 3 years old.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Your old power supply should run fine.... Try it, you can't hurt anything
  3. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,388

    Alright, thanks. :) I just was a bit worried because it's getting on in years. But it's the best power supply I've ever had experience with, and I've always been a bit overconfident with it.

    By which I mean, I wouldn't be surprised if it could power LA by itself. :)

    Also... any recommendations of a good SLI motherboard? I'd prefer one that doesn't cost much and can overclock like hell... other features don't matter much to me. Also, I have a preference for ASUS boards, but I'm willing to look at other respectable manufacturers too. ;)
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