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Correct GTX280 power on Real 1000W

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cgskitters    0

So I'm a little confused on how I should connect the power suppply to my video card with these 6 rails. Just got a Real Power 1000W, GTX280 says it needs 40A on the rail, so since rails 3 and 4 say they are rated at 28A should I connect the 6 pin PCI-E power connecters from the other rails on the card also instead of 8pin+6Pin on the same rail?

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the post above is totally vague...LOL

the reference to the 40A you saw, was actually suggesting if your PSU only had one rail. Your PSU has 6 rails @ 18amps (for example--not sure which model you have)...so theoretically, its 6x18A (108A). CM doesn't really explain the rail mapping but most top notch PSU will have the CPU Power and PCI-e 6 pins on their own rails. So you should have no issues using anyone of your 6 pin PCI-e's for your Video Card.

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cgskitters    0

Okay thanks that helps, I never really worried about how I connected things up before and with having all these rails, and the box saying power supply needed to have 40A on the 12V rail everything was so vague. I have the Real Power Pro 1000W btw. Thanks for the help though. :D

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Mr. Miyagi    2

As others have posted, the Real 1000W will have no problem powering the GTX280. blackrain is correct that each of the 6 rails are 18amp.

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Okay thanks that helps, I never really worried about how I connected things up before and with having all these rails, and the box saying power supply needed to have 40A on the 12V rail everything was so vague. I have the Real Power Pro 1000W btw. Thanks for the help though. :D

Nvidia GTX280--Maximum power consumption is rated at 147W (double that plus some for dual SLI)

http://forums.hexus.net/hexus-hardware/ ... tx280.html

You're more than ready--in fact, you'd probably have enough spare to power a few neighborhoods in Zimbabwe.

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EsaT    0
Nvidia GTX280--Maximum power consumption is rated at 147W (double that plus some for dual SLI)

http://forums.hexus.net/hexus-hardware/ ... tx280.html

Could you stop spreading misinformation?

~180W/15A

Same for virtual rails, they're current limited wire groups just like outlets wired to different circuit breakers in your house.

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Total System Power....LOL (A/C 120V and D/C 12V are not the same)(PSU is self contained and provides its DC Volts/Amperage)

--and its depends on what review--the bottom line is he has enough power and should have no issues installing his card.Thats why there is nothing virtual about 6 rails@18amps (6x18=108amps...108ampsx12v=1296 Max Watts D/C@80% eff=1036W) or even having 40amps D/C on a single rail..household common A/C amperage on a single circuit is 20AMPs. 'dont confuse the two"...lol

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http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/article.h ... h1c2lhc3Q=

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