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Old July 19, 2010, 06:28 AM
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Question thinking 480 sli

ha guys got a question

was reworking my list on newegg and wile doing some reaserch i decided to ditch 2 monitors and stick to a single and with the saved cash go with 480 sli over 5970

my question is what power supply though 1000w or 1200w

saw a benchmark showing 480s in sli taking a little over 800

i plan on overclocking both cards , cpu, and ram btw so if 800 was stock then with all the overclocking you think 1000 will be enough or should i just be safe and get 1200
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Old July 19, 2010, 06:48 AM
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First of all, do you need SLi'ed GTX480's? Just save the cash and get one GTX480 for now. It seems to be epically overkill for only one monitor...
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Old July 19, 2010, 07:25 AM
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+1 for one card. Stick to your original plan to upgrade your monitor. You can always add a 2nd card later, but unless you plan on running multiple monitors at some point I think it would be overkill. Of course I like overkill myself, so take that with a grain of salt.
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Old July 19, 2010, 07:50 AM
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I don't know exactly how many watts a 480 sli would take - however I have a single 480 sc, overclocked on watercooling + 980x oc'd to 4.2Ghz. And with a 24" Benq monitor my UPS hovers around 540W.
1000W would be fine, probably a little overkill.. but good for the 'long run' when capactiors get weak over time. I run a Silverstone Strider ST1000 - and it's fine for a 480 sli setup. It all depends on budget and what manufacturer you like. Corsair is always the favorite around here, and Seasonic and Silverstone make great PSUs too.

As for going 480sli - it's all in how you roll.. a single 480 is a beast of a card - but that being said, i'm looking for a second 480 sc for an sli setup myself. There's no real reason other than a few extra framerates, a few more folding@home PPD, and having a kick-ass system. (and probably going tri-monitor setup down the road)
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Old July 24, 2010, 02:44 PM
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does anyone have a link with frames per second running eyefinity on different games??


sorry for digging up an older thread but i figured its better than starting a new one.
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