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Enough CPU grunt ?.

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May 23, 2010 10:39:38 PM

Is my stock I7-920 with stock fan enough to run 2 gtx470 in sli.

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May 23, 2010 10:44:41 PM

Yes, but the more important question is, is your power supply strong enough?

A bit of OCing might boost your performance a bit with two cards but you wont be getting to much of a bottleneck even at stock.
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May 23, 2010 10:55:42 PM

hunter315 said:
Yes, but the more important question is, is your power supply strong enough?

A bit of OCing might boost your performance a bit with two cards but you wont be getting to much of a bottleneck even at stock.


I will be upgrading to a 1000w psu to cope with power demand. Just hoping not to have to overclock. Will also be upgrading CPU with aftermarket fan. Thanks for quick response.

Any other opions?.
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May 24, 2010 12:06:52 AM

Yes, your cpu should be good enough not to be a bottle neck. And a 1000w psu should be more than enough.
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May 24, 2010 12:12:41 AM

Which 1000 watt PSU? This is important as some PSUs are much better quality than others.
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May 24, 2010 1:15:36 AM

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lol, at least its pretty and works decently as a 500W...


though for $100, there are much better designs, especially considering the missing MOV and the fact that it uses passive PFC
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May 24, 2010 1:19:26 AM

duk3 said:
Which 1000 watt PSU? This is important as some PSUs are much better quality than others.


Power supplu will be either, Corsair or Thermaltake or Antec. From what i have read , these get good reviews and are all sli & Nvidia certified.

Thanks guys for all your responses.

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May 24, 2010 1:55:04 AM

It would probably worthwhile to even mildly overclock the 920 seeing as how easy they respond to overclocking Even at stock voltage you should be able to get at least a couple hundred more mhz out of it if not more. even if you are running the stock cooling solution there still is a bit of headroom at stock voltages.

I know with my X-fire 5870 the OC was noticable in frame rate increases and especially with the vantage score lol
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May 24, 2010 6:44:10 PM

theda said:
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May 24, 2010 7:07:10 PM

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May 24, 2010 7:08:32 PM

Mousemonkey said:
Select the answer that you feel helped you the most and I will.


Thanking you kindly, peter.
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May 24, 2010 7:12:00 PM

theda said:
Thanking you kindly, peter.

You're welcome.
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