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Power Supply for GTX 780 SLI

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Power supply is Raidmax rx-1000ae 1000 watt.  4 12v rails, 36a each.

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817152044

 

I'm looking at my options to eventually use two gtx 780 SLI.  "Requirements: Minimum of a 600 Watt Power supply. (Minimum recommended with a +12 volt current rating of 42 Amps.)"

 

I read this about my psu's power output:  Max combined 75 amps between the rails.

 

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/02/23/raidmax_rx1000ae_1000w_power_supply_review/2

 

Is the current PSU not going to be good enough for SLI with the available amps? 

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Power supply is Raidmax rx-1000ae 1000 watt.  4 12v rails, 36a each.

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817152044

 

I'm looking at my options to eventually use two gtx 780 SLI.  "Requirements: Minimum of a 600 Watt Power supply. (Minimum recommended with a +12 volt current rating of 42 Amps.)"

 

I read this about my psu's power output:  Max combined 75 amps between the rails.

 

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/02/23/raidmax_rx1000ae_1000w_power_supply_review/2

 

Is the current PSU not going to be good enough for SLI with the available amps? 

 

It's more than enough. 

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That makes me feel better, but I had forgotten to add that the proc is a 2700k @ 4.9 GHZ, which I figure is about 200 watts at full load.  With the H80 pump, hard drives, other fans, and miscellany, I'm adding in another 50-100 watts for good measure.  I'm estimating 500+ for the gpus.  The psu is over 2 years old and has been used mostly 24/7, never under substanstial load, but almost always on.  I realize the specs still leave some overhead, on paper, but I don't know if I should be concerned about degradation of it's capacity. 

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I just went through this and upgraded my Corsair AX850 to an AXi1200.  I had not done 3-way SLI with my 760's before, just 2-way and used the 3rd for PhysX, and it was OK.  However, it struggled with the 3-way SLI for some reason.  Your 1000w PSU should be ok, though.

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I just went through this and upgraded my Corsair AX850 to an AXi1200.  I had not done 3-way SLI with my 760's before, just 2-way and used the 3rd for PhysX, and it was OK.  However, it struggled with the 3-way SLI for some reason.  Your 1000w PSU should be ok, though.

 

Did the new PSU fix your 3 way SLI?

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Augh!  No.  One card wants to remain unrecognized and the fan on the card runs at 100%.  Updated drivers and BIOS, rolled back same, I swear, nothing works correctly since new drive installation and P3D.  Aarrrgh!

 

On a better note, ASUS ROG may be sending me a beta Haswell-E board and choice of processor for testing in late Aug...

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You can pickup an EVGA 1300G2 that's rated at the very top; right next to Corair's AX lineup for only $195. You can read up on the reviews on the Web; but if you're going to pick up a 1K PSU, you won't find a better power supply for the money with a 10 year warranty too.

EVGA sells custom braided and colored PSU cables as well. I own the PSU. It's been very reliable:

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438011&cm_re=EVGA_1300-_-17-438-011-_-Product

 

Specs:

Custom Waterloop

2 ASUS GTX 780 Poseidon's in SLI

ASUS Z97 Deluxe

Intel Core I7 4790K 5GHz (1.40Vcore)

4 2,350 RPM High performance fans

3 1600RPM fans

Lamptron Fan Contoller

4 Sticks of RAM (DDr3 2400MHz)

4 SSDs

7 USB Devices

 

Power supply is rock solid,

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