3-way SLI power issues

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by LocKStocK, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. LocKStocK

    LocKStocK Smokin & Jokin

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    Hello all once again.
    I've just invested in a third 280 gtx but much to my dissapointment, my Coolermaster 850w PSU lacks a third 8pin pcie plug.
    Before anyone asks, I've tried using the adapters (molex to 6pin, etc) bundled with the card and they did not work.
    I don't want to fork out for another PSU.

    I have found something interesting though and I was wondering if anybody here has dealt with these devices.

    Thermaltake ToughPower Power Express W0157 - Video card: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo
     
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    After alot of switching plugs around, I fixed my power issue.
    Turns out the adapters are compatible with my BFG card, but not my XFX's. Weird, I thought all 280's were exactly the same.:suprised:
    I now have 3x 280 gtx's running on an 850w PSU!
     
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    Its running ok now, boots into windows, etc. I've had a couple of random hardware malfunction BSOD's.
    I think I may have to upgrade my PSU at some point, this setup is pushing the 850w to the limit!