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Evga Geforce Gtx 480 SLI with a Galaxy Geforce gtx 480?

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April 28, 2011 6:57:54 PM

HI Can someone please give me a striaght answer. Can i SLI a Evga Geforce Gtx 480 with a Galaxy Geforce Gtx 480 SC<<<<< its the one with 3 fans on the Card IDK if that helped), But anyway Can i SLI them? there Both Gtx Geforce 480 cards. Only the label is different on them. so am i able to do it?

Any Help would be Very Appriciated!! THANKS.

NOoB!

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a b B Homebuilt system
April 28, 2011 7:12:19 PM

I would think you can, but the Galaxy will be downclocked to the speed of the EVGA card.
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April 28, 2011 7:18:58 PM

AWw Really? can i overclock the Evga up atleast?
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April 28, 2011 7:22:26 PM

striker410 said:
I would think you can, but the Galaxy will be downclocked to the speed of the EVGA card.


Can i overclock the evga card to match up with the galaxy or somthing?

and thanks for your answer.
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a b B Homebuilt system
April 28, 2011 7:59:12 PM

menojohnson said:
Can i overclock the evga card to match up with the galaxy or somthing?

and thanks for your answer.

You can as long as the EVGA card can handle the same clock speeds as the Galaxy.
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a b B Homebuilt system
April 28, 2011 9:36:22 PM

A pair of 480's in a system draw about ....850-900 watts at load?
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April 28, 2011 9:53:47 PM

mdd1963 said:
A pair of 480's in a system draw about ....850-900 watts at load?


Really?? 850-900 watts u serious? i have a 700 watt PS.
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a b B Homebuilt system
April 29, 2011 5:36:10 PM

menojohnson said:
Really?? 850-900 watts u serious? i have a 700 watt PS.

The power supply requirements for two GeForce GTX 480 graphics cards in 2-way SLI mode is a minimum of a 900 Watt power supply with a +12 Volt combined current rating of at least 62 Amps. The power supply unit must also have at least two 6-pin and two 8-pin PCI Express Supplementary Power Connectors.

The Wattage value is not the the one you should be most concerned about. The DC Output Current on the combined +12 Volt rails is the most important specification followed by the DC Output Quality.

What is the make and model of your power supply unit?
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April 29, 2011 5:45:23 PM

trying to get a new heater?
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May 2, 2011 10:54:16 PM

ko888 said:
The power supply requirements for two GeForce GTX 480 graphics cards in 2-way SLI mode is a minimum of a 900 Watt power supply with a +12 Volt combined current rating of at least 62 Amps. The power supply unit must also have at least two 6-pin and two 8-pin PCI Express Supplementary Power Connectors.

The Wattage value is not the the one you should be most concerned about. The DC Output Current on the combined +12 Volt rails is the most important specification followed by the DC Output Quality.

What is the make and model of your power supply unit?



Hey sorry for replying late. been mega busy with school
anyway my power supply is 700watts its made by A company named coolmax its model is Model# CTI-700B.
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a b B Homebuilt system
May 3, 2011 12:08:41 AM

menojohnson said:
Hey sorry for replying late. been mega busy with school
anyway my power supply is 700watts its made by A company named coolmax its model is Model# CTI-700B.

Going by Coolmax's CTI-700B specifications, shown in the following image, your power supply does not have the two 6-pin and two 8-pin PCI Express Supplementary Power Connectors and at least 62 Amps on the combined +12 Volt rails needed to power two GeForce GTX 480 graphics cards in 2-way SLI mode.

You can tell that Coolmax is trying to deceive the uninformed. For instance, how does 180W + 570W = 700W? This type of deception/obfuscation is done by disreputable companies to make their products look more capable than they really are.

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May 3, 2011 11:22:31 PM

ko888 said:
Going by Coolmax's CTI-700B specifications, shown in the following image, your power supply does not have the two 6-pin and two 8-pin PCI Express Supplementary Power Connectors and at least 62 Amps on the combined +12 Volt rails needed to power two GeForce GTX 480 graphics cards in 2-way SLI mode.

You can tell that Coolmax is trying to deceive the uninformed. For instance, how does 180W + 570W = 700W? This type of deception/obfuscation is done by disreputable companies to make their products look more capable than they really are.

http://s1.postimage.org/25wcjjsno/Coolmax_CTI_700_B_Specs.jpg



wow really??? dang thats crazy 180+570= 750 so im i getting more than what i paid for ?

and i had bought two molex to 8 and 6 pin connectors is that good?

and what kind of PS do you recommend thats reasonable in price?
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a b B Homebuilt system
May 4, 2011 1:07:40 AM

menojohnson said:
wow really??? dang thats crazy 180+570= 750 so im i getting more than what i paid for ?

and i had bought two molex to 8 and 6 pin connectors is that good?

and what kind of PS do you recommend thats reasonable in price?

No. You're not getting more than you paid for. That power supply will only provide 570 Watts (47.5 Amps) on the combined +12 Volt rails as long as the power draw on the combined +3.3 Volt and +5 Volt rails is kept under 160 Watts.

A good reputable name brand 700 Watt power supply would be able to provide 56 Amps or more on its combined +12 Volt rail(s) but it still wouldn't be enough to power a system with two GeForce GTX 480 graphics cards in 2-way SLI mode.

Having to buy Molex to 6-pin or 6+2-pin PCI Express power connectors is a sure sign that the power supply unit is grossly under powered for your intended use. If the power supply unit was actually able to provide the required power it would already have the required number and type of PCI Express Supplementary power connectors.

My minimum recommendation is :

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850 V2 (CMPSU-850TXV2) for $124.99 ($114.99 after mail-in rebate card)
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a b B Homebuilt system
May 4, 2011 7:44:43 PM

menojohnson said:
Ok kool

what about these two power supplies? which would you go for?


XION AXP Lan-Party Edition AXP-1000R14HE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


or


KINGWIN Lazer LZ-1000
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

They both use Super Flower as their OEM. I would even say that the internal platform is exactly the same from the tear-downs I've seen in reviews of both units.

The Kingwin Lazer LZ-1000 would be the choice based on its 3 Year warranty and 3 x 6-Pin and 3 x 6+2-Pin PCI-Express Connectors. The XION AXP Lan-Party Edition AXP-1000R14HE only has a 1 Year warranty and 2 x 6-Pin and 2 x 6+2-Pin PCI-Express Connectors.
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May 23, 2011 7:23:08 PM

ko888 said:
They both use Super Flower as their OEM. I would even say that the internal platform is exactly the same from the tear-downs I've seen in reviews of both units.

The Kingwin Lazer LZ-1000 would be the choice based on its 3 Year warranty and 3 x 6-Pin and 3 x 6+2-Pin PCI-Express Connectors. The XION AXP Lan-Party Edition AXP-1000R14HE only has a 1 Year warranty and 2 x 6-Pin and 2 x 6+2-Pin PCI-Express Connectors.



Thanks alot for all your help i really appreciate!!! alot. im going to get the Kingwin Lazer LZ-1000
Thanks again! very helpful! :) 
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