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TX 850 Corsair PSU GTX280 SLI

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March 3, 2010 5:19:18 PM

Just like the title says I'm curious if another gtx280 for SLI is possible with my PSU.

Here are my exact system specs:

Intel i7 920 @3.5 Ghz
EVGA x58 SLI mobo
6gb DDR3 RAM
EVGA GTX280
TX 850 Corsair psu

I overclock my current 280 a bit (nothing huge) and was wondering if it would still be possible with two cards.
March 3, 2010 5:20:28 PM

Forgot to mention I use a Antec 902 case
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March 3, 2010 6:11:07 PM

yeah the 850 will pull 2 gtx 280s but its not reccomended unless you have one massively airy case ,i think as you have noticed a single gtx280 puts out serious heat and its a lot worse with 2 gtx 280s look rather look into any of the higher level ati cards or hold on till 26 march when nvidia will release their new series
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March 3, 2010 6:18:08 PM

I wouldn't do that. You should just sell you're gtx 280, andd buy a 5870 or other low power card.
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March 3, 2010 6:38:09 PM

thx for the advice ill probably hold off then for a faster single card.
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March 3, 2010 7:10:03 PM

K, get a Fermi chip if that's good, if not, get a 5870/5970.

Also, if you sell you're GTX 280 chip when you upgrade, it's 200$+ on Ebay, wich is halfway to a 5870!
Old Nvidia cards sell for a ton of money on Ebay, for some reason everyone there likes Nvidia, and since it's an auction website, that drags prices up. Nvidia cards are so popular on Ebay, the GTX 280 is priced the same as a 4870x2.
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March 3, 2010 7:57:12 PM

builderbobftw said:
K, get a Fermi chip if that's good, if not, get a 5870/5970.

Also, if you sell you're GTX 280 chip when you upgrade, it's 200$+ on Ebay, wich is halfway to a 5870!
Old Nvidia cards sell for a ton of money on Ebay, for some reason everyone there likes Nvidia, and since it's an auction website, that drags prices up. Nvidia cards are so popular on Ebay, the GTX 280 is priced the same as a 4870x2.




I noticed that, its nuts, the GTS 250 sells for MUCH higher than the Radeon 4850 and they're basically the same, performance-wise... Well, at least it was like this the last time i checked EBAY.... Wonder what the reason for this is...
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March 3, 2010 11:16:38 PM

Yeh, the crowd on Ebay seems to be comprised of Nividia faboys. Just goes to show that tom's, wich at the moment, prefers ATI as a whole, doesn't represnt the netire community as a whole.

Anyways, you should realy sell you're GTX 280 on Ebay, and buy a 5870 or a 5970. If you wanted to buy a GTX 280, you would have to pay a couple hundred. Inted sell the GTX 280 for 250$, free shipping, and after shipping paypall, and commison, you will have 200$. You can then buck up the 450$/200$ for a 5870 or a 5970. Also, check out the 5970 prices on Ebay. Like 100$ above MSRP lol.

Hey, this guy might be looking for a new card, and if you wanted to sell the new one you have...

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/281150-33-bsod-9800#t...
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March 4, 2010 2:59:23 AM

builderbobftw said:
K, get a Fermi chip if that's good, if not, get a 5870/5970.

Also, if you sell you're GTX 280 chip when you upgrade, it's 200$+ on Ebay, wich is halfway to a 5870!
Old Nvidia cards sell for a ton of money on Ebay, for some reason everyone there likes Nvidia, and since it's an auction website, that drags prices up. Nvidia cards are so popular on Ebay, the GTX 280 is priced the same as a 4870x2.


GTX 470/480 is being called the "easy bake oven for you computer". Not sure if it will be true, but it is funny to think about.
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March 10, 2010 3:19:30 AM

Mastrshake9xi said:
thx for the advice ill probably hold off then for a faster single card.


Are you gonna sell that 280?
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