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    Dodgy power supplies?

    I'm seeing a lot of power supplies lately on store shelves that raise some doubt in my mind. They're rated for 250-400W, and yet they say they're SLI/Crossfire ready? This has to be BS, right? The last ATI card I looked at said it required at least 400W just for one of them.
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    Maybe it can SLI a 6800GT... or an old ATI card that i cant be bothered trying to remember...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rebelwarlock View Post
    I'm seeing a lot of power supplies lately on store shelves that raise some doubt in my mind. They're rated for 250-400W, and yet they say they're SLI/Crossfire ready? This has to be BS, right? The last ATI card I looked at said it required at least 400W just for one of them.

    Dodgy to say the least... perhaps what they're getting at is that they have 2x PCI-E power connectors... It's crazy to think a 400w power supply would be sufficient to power an entire CF or SLI system that is of any decent performance.


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    I went and took a look again. You'll never guess what one of the brands was! Powmax! Rosewill was in on it too. Can't believe I didn't notice that before.
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    My 750w HEC power supply was rated for crossfire/sli, but I had system instability from the get go with that thing. And I never even attempted to run both of my cards on it. It would shut down my system with just one of my 4870's. I never tested it with a multimeter, but I would say it was operating far under its 750w rated output.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rebelwarlock View Post
    I went and took a look again. You'll never guess what one of the brands was! Powmax! Rosewill was in on it too. Can't believe I didn't notice that before.
    It kinda sounds like they are using Newegg as their supplier. AFAIK Rosewill is their house brand so to say. I don't know much about the OEM, but I do know they are not rated any better than Powmax.

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    My roomate got one of them Rosewell PSU because it got the blue fan bling, but i know i can drop mine and not make a dent in it and still keep ticking! I think the box my corsair came in feels better then his PSU! thats bad!
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    Blue fan bling FTL


    Yeah, I thought about trying a Rosewell once off the egg, glad I didn't at the time from a lot of things I've read.


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