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MSI Twin Frozr III 660 SLI - Will my PC be able to handle the 2 cards?

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June 14, 2013 9:07:40 AM

Been thinking as i'am a big Battlefield fan, with BF4 coming out on October 29th, should i upgrade and buy another 660 so that i can run BF4 in ultra. But the one problem with this is, I only have a 700W OCZ power supply and don't really want to upgrade if i can help it, also the fact that i don't want a massive electricity bill as i leave my computer on around 6-9 hours a day.

Any feed back would be amazing, Thanks

PC Specs:
Intel® Core™ i5-2500K Processor 3.3 GHz
ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600MHz
Western Digital 2TB Caviar Green 7200RPM
MSI Twin Frozr III 660 [OC Edition]
OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular PSU
Coolermaster CM 690 II Advanced Case - USB3.0 version
June 14, 2013 9:22:03 AM

yes it can it has 1 PCI-E 3.0x16 slot and another PCI-e 2.0 x16 slot it wont have any problem
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June 14, 2013 9:22:08 AM

Yes it will work.
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June 14, 2013 9:24:26 AM

Nitrome90 said:
Been thinking as i'am a big Battlefield fan, with BF4 coming out on October 29th, should i upgrade and buy another 660 so that i can run BF4 in ultra. But the one problem with this is, I only have a 700W OCZ power supply and don't really want to upgrade if i can help it, also the fact that i don't want a massive electricity bill as i leave my computer on around 6-9 hours a day.

Any feed back would be amazing, Thanks

PC Specs:
Intel® Core™ i5-2500K Processor 3.3 GHz
ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600MHz
Western Digital 2TB Caviar Green 7200RPM
MSI Twin Frozr III 660 [OC Edition]
OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular PSU
Coolermaster CM 690 II Advanced Case - USB3.0 version



Your PSU should be fine for 660's in SLI. You may need to OC your proc a little more to get the two cards at optimum, but maybe 3.8ghz + should be sufficient.

Keep in mind each card draws 140 watts, plus your cpu/ram/mobo at about 150, HDDs don't take much to run, so you will still have some room for that CPU overclock :) 

additionally 660 SLI is an awesome combo, and will give gaming goodness for a time to come with a nice Overclock on your 2500k. 660sli should give great results with BF3/BF4 and decent frames at 1080p Ultra.

have fun.

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June 14, 2013 12:31:15 PM

keith12 said:
Nitrome90 said:
Been thinking as i'am a big Battlefield fan, with BF4 coming out on October 29th, should i upgrade and buy another 660 so that i can run BF4 in ultra. But the one problem with this is, I only have a 700W OCZ power supply and don't really want to upgrade if i can help it, also the fact that i don't want a massive electricity bill as i leave my computer on around 6-9 hours a day.

Any feed back would be amazing, Thanks

PC Specs:
Intel® Core™ i5-2500K Processor 3.3 GHz
ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600MHz
Western Digital 2TB Caviar Green 7200RPM
MSI Twin Frozr III 660 [OC Edition]
OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular PSU
Coolermaster CM 690 II Advanced Case - USB3.0 version



Your PSU should be fine for 660's in SLI. You may need to OC your proc a little more to get the two cards at optimum, but maybe 3.8ghz + should be sufficient.

Keep in mind each card draws 140 watts, plus your cpu/ram/mobo at about 150, HDDs don't take much to run, so you will still have some room for that CPU overclock :) 

additionally 660 SLI is an awesome combo, and will give gaming goodness for a time to come with a nice Overclock on your 2500k. 660sli should give great results with BF3/BF4 and decent frames at 1080p Ultra.

have fun.



Thanks pal that has helped a lot, will order the cards sometime soon, and will overclock my CPU to 3.8GHz, am also going to buy a Hyper 212 Plus/Evo so that my CPU will run a lot cooler, what thermal paste do you recommend??

Thanks again mate :D 
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June 14, 2013 12:50:08 PM

Nitrome90 said:
keith12 said:
Nitrome90 said:
Been thinking as i'am a big Battlefield fan, with BF4 coming out on October 29th, should i upgrade and buy another 660 so that i can run BF4 in ultra. But the one problem with this is, I only have a 700W OCZ power supply and don't really want to upgrade if i can help it, also the fact that i don't want a massive electricity bill as i leave my computer on around 6-9 hours a day.

Any feed back would be amazing, Thanks

PC Specs:
Intel® Core™ i5-2500K Processor 3.3 GHz
ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600MHz
Western Digital 2TB Caviar Green 7200RPM
MSI Twin Frozr III 660 [OC Edition]
OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular PSU
Coolermaster CM 690 II Advanced Case - USB3.0 version



Your PSU should be fine for 660's in SLI. You may need to OC your proc a little more to get the two cards at optimum, but maybe 3.8ghz + should be sufficient.

Keep in mind each card draws 140 watts, plus your cpu/ram/mobo at about 150, HDDs don't take much to run, so you will still have some room for that CPU overclock :) 

additionally 660 SLI is an awesome combo, and will give gaming goodness for a time to come with a nice Overclock on your 2500k. 660sli should give great results with BF3/BF4 and decent frames at 1080p Ultra.

have fun.



Thanks pal that has helped a lot, will order the cards sometime soon, and will overclock my CPU to 3.8GHz, am also going to buy a Hyper 212 Plus/Evo so that my CPU will run a lot cooler, what thermal paste do you recommend??

Thanks again mate :D 


No probs, very welcome. On the thermal paste. Personally I use the Arctic Silver Line, but haven't upgrade CPU/mobo in a few years, so not sure what the newest iteration might be. But Arctic has served me well :) 


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June 15, 2013 3:58:25 AM

keith12 said:
Nitrome90 said:
keith12 said:
Nitrome90 said:
Been thinking as i'am a big Battlefield fan, with BF4 coming out on October 29th, should i upgrade and buy another 660 so that i can run BF4 in ultra. But the one problem with this is, I only have a 700W OCZ power supply and don't really want to upgrade if i can help it, also the fact that i don't want a massive electricity bill as i leave my computer on around 6-9 hours a day.

Any feed back would be amazing, Thanks

PC Specs:
Intel® Core™ i5-2500K Processor 3.3 GHz
ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600MHz
Western Digital 2TB Caviar Green 7200RPM
MSI Twin Frozr III 660 [OC Edition]
OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular PSU
Coolermaster CM 690 II Advanced Case - USB3.0 version



Your PSU should be fine for 660's in SLI. You may need to OC your proc a little more to get the two cards at optimum, but maybe 3.8ghz + should be sufficient.

Keep in mind each card draws 140 watts, plus your cpu/ram/mobo at about 150, HDDs don't take much to run, so you will still have some room for that CPU overclock :) 

additionally 660 SLI is an awesome combo, and will give gaming goodness for a time to come with a nice Overclock on your 2500k. 660sli should give great results with BF3/BF4 and decent frames at 1080p Ultra.

have fun.



Thanks pal that has helped a lot, will order the cards sometime soon, and will overclock my CPU to 3.8GHz, am also going to buy a Hyper 212 Plus/Evo so that my CPU will run a lot cooler, what thermal paste do you recommend??

Thanks again mate :D 


No probs, very welcome. On the thermal paste. Personally I use the Arctic Silver Line, but haven't upgrade CPU/mobo in a few years, so not sure what the newest iteration might be. But Arctic has served me well :) 



Sorry to ask more :)  but was wandering which thermal paste application method you would say is the best? I know that there is a lot out there but its so split I don't know which one to do.
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June 15, 2013 9:20:02 AM

Nitrome90 said:
keith12 said:
Nitrome90 said:
keith12 said:
Nitrome90 said:
Been thinking as i'am a big Battlefield fan, with BF4 coming out on October 29th, should i upgrade and buy another 660 so that i can run BF4 in ultra. But the one problem with this is, I only have a 700W OCZ power supply and don't really want to upgrade if i can help it, also the fact that i don't want a massive electricity bill as i leave my computer on around 6-9 hours a day.

Any feed back would be amazing, Thanks

PC Specs:
Intel® Core™ i5-2500K Processor 3.3 GHz
ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600MHz
Western Digital 2TB Caviar Green 7200RPM
MSI Twin Frozr III 660 [OC Edition]
OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular PSU
Coolermaster CM 690 II Advanced Case - USB3.0 version



Your PSU should be fine for 660's in SLI. You may need to OC your proc a little more to get the two cards at optimum, but maybe 3.8ghz + should be sufficient.

Keep in mind each card draws 140 watts, plus your cpu/ram/mobo at about 150, HDDs don't take much to run, so you will still have some room for that CPU overclock :) 

additionally 660 SLI is an awesome combo, and will give gaming goodness for a time to come with a nice Overclock on your 2500k. 660sli should give great results with BF3/BF4 and decent frames at 1080p Ultra.

have fun.



Thanks pal that has helped a lot, will order the cards sometime soon, and will overclock my CPU to 3.8GHz, am also going to buy a Hyper 212 Plus/Evo so that my CPU will run a lot cooler, what thermal paste do you recommend??

Thanks again mate :D 


No probs, very welcome. On the thermal paste. Personally I use the Arctic Silver Line, but haven't upgrade CPU/mobo in a few years, so not sure what the newest iteration might be. But Arctic has served me well :) 



Sorry to ask more :)  but was wandering which thermal paste application method you would say is the best? I know that there is a lot out there but its so split I don't know which one to do.


I'm not exactly sure what you mean. do you mean putting the thermal paste on the CPU? if so, well, prob a good start is to search for a YouTube clip, and familiarise yourself with what your doing. Most of the time you apply a small amount and spread it over the cpu with a spreader (like a little card) that helps apply it evenly. If you purchase a new cooler, the thermal paste will be pre applied, so you can go with that paste or reapply your own. Monitor your temps when you've restarted the comp, and be sure it doesn't overheat. Thermal paste can take 2-3 weeks to bed in and run optimally.
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