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Old 19-04-04, 01:33 PM
aXeR aXeR is offline
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New gen gfx + phase cooling

Crap, guys i just read the review by bit-tech about the 6800 Ultra, the gfx card uses 2x 4pin molexs, also nvidea recomend a 480 PSU for the card. Im lead to belive the card requires a stable 12V line for ultimate performance, but doesnt phase cooling also guzzle the 12V line? What am i gonna have to do? i only just bought my 480W PSU and it seems obslete already! surely not? i cant afford to spend £190 to get that huge ass PSU from phill

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Old 19-04-04, 01:39 PM
Phil Stanbridge Phil Stanbridge is offline
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no mate, the Mach II draws its power directly from the mains. The molex and USB is the only thing to draw from the psu. So you will be okay for now with that psu. I always always recommend getting the beefiest psu you can afford.
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Old 19-04-04, 01:41 PM
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As Phil says, it the Vapo that ran off the PSU's 12v rail where as the MAch 2 runs off the mains. It should be fine. Think its been shown to work on a 200w PSU.
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Old 19-04-04, 01:43 PM
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Well I could get it running stable off a 350w Enermax psu that was about 2 years old.. lol.. But be warned when you start sticking peripherals in the system you start eating into the wattage.
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Old 19-04-04, 01:52 PM
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thank god! PHEW! big sigh of relief, as pretty as that £190 beast is u sell phill, i really cant afford it, thank god i still have some life expectancy left on my still young Tagan 480 i must of just got confused between the LS and the mach 2 then, silly me :P
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