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Old May 3, 2009, 11:52 AM
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HX1000 is a really hefty PSU. I'm pretty sure it will do fine with tri-sli 280s.
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You should be more than fine rj, Freedom55 is running a i7 920 @4.0GHz with 2x 1TB HDD and 2x 295's and a 9800gt using the Corsair 1k with no issues so you shouldn't have any problems running 3x 280's
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Old May 3, 2009, 04:45 PM
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You're the one I was looking to confirm this Kruzin....I won't cancel and will give it a whirl!!!
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Old May 3, 2009, 04:54 PM
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You'd be better off buying a better PSU.

I'm 99% positive the 8pin cpu will not work on a GPU card.

Different plugs.
You're absolutely correct ....the 8 Pin CPU plug will not work...the Corsair 1 kW supplies a multitude of connectors, including a CPU 8 Pin "additional"..the Classified Board has options for 2 x 8 Pin CPU connectors...although the 2nd is only used for "extreme OC'ing".....however, the additional CPU * Pin connector will have to be "un plugged" as the extra GPU PCI -E 8 Pin connector plugs into this same output port on the Corsair....don't worry, got it covered!
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Not to bash but anything, but $360 for a GTX280 is really expensive, especially when a GTX260-216 is well under $250.
No offense Geo...but if you did your homework...as I "constantly" do...the BFG 280 is the OCX Edition....as in Extremely OC'd to match my Evga 280 SSC's.....for $359 its a very good deal!! This thing will walk circles around a Core 216...period!
Besides. a 280 is very difficult to fine right now.....my chance to go Tri Sli is now......we'll see how it works out....
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Old May 3, 2009, 05:00 PM
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You're absolutely correct ....the 8 Pin CPU plug will not work...the Corsair 1 kW supplies a multitude of connectors, including a CPU 8 Pin "additional"..the Classified Board has options for 2 x 8 Pin CPU connectors...although the 2nd is only used for "extreme OC'ing".....however, the additional CPU * Pin connector will have to be "un plugged" as the extra GPU PCI -E 8 Pin connector plugs into this same output port on the Corsair....don't worry, got it covered!
I was thinking the same thing as enaberif until I re-read your opening post and realized from the way you worded it that you knew that already.
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Old May 4, 2009, 07:07 AM
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The 1000HX should handle that setup just fine.
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Old May 4, 2009, 08:47 AM
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Thanks guys.....but I did call Newegg this AM and cancelled the order :(
Couple of reasons:
The rig is running great as is and really, the tri Sli is going to boil down to some Benchmarks, thats about it.
I'll definitely be looking at upgrading to the GTX 3xx Series when they are available...easier to get rid of 2 Cards then 3.....

I certainly was looking forward to the Tri Sli experience....but it will have to wait....oh well.
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If you are happy then I think you made the right choice because DX11 is comming soon so why upgrade if you already get amazing performance already.

Anyway the power supply I was talking about plugs into your drive bay and 2 pins plug into your 24 pin on the mobo so when you turn on your computer it turns on by its self. It is really nice and good build quality if anyone is interested.
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Old May 4, 2009, 10:04 AM
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Yeah I feel right about the decision Belgolas....seems a little late in the game to be investing in yet another 280....the newest Cards are now 55nm, which means less power consumption and heat....we'll see whats available in the next 6 months!
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If you want to get your feet wet with tri SLI I have one suggestion. Buy one when you know the exact release schedule of the gtx390 and upgrade to the 390 once its released through the 90 day step up program. That way you can make an Upgrade to the gtx 390 without worrying about selling that card. It wouldn't be bad just doing a trial run of tri sli, just to see if your power supply can handle it.

I know its overkill, but are you keeping one of the gtx 280 as a phyX card?
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