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Just got my 3-way SLI....

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March 12, 2010 9:44:18 PM

I just got my 3-Way SLI cards today... I ordered 3 Nvidia 285 GTXs (paid a little over $1400 plus tax, not too bad considering the POWER)... For the ultimate gaming experience... I have a slight issue though

I'm having an issue seeing a picture on the screen after installing two of the cards. If I install the third card, I got nothing. Was there something special you have to do to get this up and running.

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a b Î Nvidia
March 12, 2010 10:04:36 PM

lol that was just stooopid :p 

whats your psu? hopefully over a kw unit?
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March 12, 2010 10:19:02 PM

Hmm... I didn't think people still bought those...

List your full system specs and we'll help.

Unfortunately, I foresee this thread ending with the OP purchasing a $250+ power supply to compliment his $1400 in Nvidia silicon.
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a b Î Nvidia
March 12, 2010 10:55:03 PM

That, and the fact he could return them for an HD5970 + HD5870 trifire and a $200 mobo and $160 CPU for the same price, :p .
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Anonymous
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March 12, 2010 10:55:12 PM

Well, I just built the computer, so I have an Asus P6T7 WS mobo and a PC power and cooling 860w power supply.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Still bought those? They are nvidias flagship product (with the exception of the 295, which I ALMOST bought 3 of but didn't want to dish out the additional 100 per card). I'm trying to keep this new rig top of the line for years to come
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a c 130 U Graphics card
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March 12, 2010 10:57:54 PM

That MOBO supports ATI CrossfireX. If I were you, and you wanted top-of-the-line, I'd get an HD5970 and an HD5870 for $400 less, which you can invest on liquid cooling if you wanted. Alternatively, $1,200 in 2x HD5970 would be beastly, and $200 could go into a Corsair 850Watt PSU.
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March 12, 2010 11:01:56 PM

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I just got my 3-Way SLI cards today... I ordered 3 Nvidia 285 GTXs (paid a little over $1400 plus tax, not too bad considering the POWER)... For the ultimate gaming experience... I have a slight issue though


the issue you have is a bit more serious than slight.
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Anonymous
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March 12, 2010 11:02:09 PM

shadow187 said:
That MOBO supports ATI CrossfireX. If I were you, and you wanted top-of-the-line, I'd get an HD5970 and an HD5870 for $400 less, which you can invest on liquid cooling if you wanted. Alternatively, $1,200 in 2x HD5970 would be beastly, and $200 could go into a Corsair 850Watt PSU.



ATI has terrible linux support which I need to dual boot. I have an ATI in work and know for years how difficult it is to get going on my unix box. So, I'll have to stick with Nvidia.
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March 12, 2010 11:04:53 PM

IIRC when Tri SLi was tested with GTX285's several sites said they had issues with anything less than a 1kw PSU.
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Anonymous
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March 13, 2010 12:00:04 AM

nfail said:
the issue you have is a bit more serious than slight.




Not an issue, I just wanted to purchase the best nvidia cards out there. As I said, I'm not going the ATI route.
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a c 130 U Graphics card
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March 13, 2010 12:26:17 AM

You'll have to spend another $150 on an extremely high-end PSU.

Also, I thought it was a rather, "I can't go with ATI".
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