GTX 480 Question

What PSU Wattage will handle SLI 480's? :) I was thinking this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139029
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  1. Ok cool, I plan to overclock my CPU to 4.0 too (i5-2500k) should I go even higher than 850?
  2. 1200watt holy!! What would you say the best $500 (Max price) card would be? Because the two 480's are a total of $500! :)
  3. BuBzXXL said:
    1200watt holy!! What would you say the best $500 (Max price) card would be? Because the two 480's are a total of $500! :)

    nothing will beat them for price/brute strength, but 480s are F****** loud and hot in SLI.
  4. D: That sounds scary what do you mean by that? Also could these SuperClocked 560 Ti's beat them?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130610
  5. hmm ok Thanks uno, I heard that too
  6. Also I'd be getting a Headset and a HAF 922 So hopefully those cards won't bug me when I'm playing!! :D
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    Touche ^ and those would be the Caveats I spoke of.

    Yup, I heard about that. They run like 90 degrees or something crazy like that at full load
  8. BuBzXXL said:
    What PSU Wattage will handle SLI 480's? :) I was thinking this

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139029


    You might want to go a little higher if you plan on overclocking, but 70amps on the 12v rail should be plenty.

    HARDOCP has an review where they SLI'd 480s
    http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/03/26/nvidia_fermi_gtx_470_480_sli_review/7
  9. Hmm...... I read that article and it said that the 480 2-way SLI's hit all the way up to 900, but that was with a Overclocked i7.. Maybe I should go with a 1000w If I were to overclock. It also said that nothing less than a 800watt. I should be alright but, I would have to buy a 1000watt or so to do so.
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    These would be your all around best bet for a power house gaming rig for $500

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131464


    The only downside of 78XX cards (as well as the gtx 560ti ) is that you can on do two-way crossfire, making future upgrades more expensive.
  11. Yeah thats what a friend told me that has 2-way SLI 470's. By any chance do you have a clue how much a 670 would cost? Or when a release date could be?
  12. BuBzXXL said:
    Hmm...... I read that article and it said that the 480 2-way SLI's hit all the way up to 900, but that was with a Overclocked i7.. Maybe I should go with a 1000w If I were to overclock. It also said that nothing less than a 800watt. I should be alright but, I would have to buy a 1000watt or so to do so.


    To clarify, that setup sucked 900 watts AC from the wall at ~87% efficiency which translates to less than 800 watts DC being produced and the power supply you found can produce 840 watts at 12v DC (the 12v rail is the only one that really matters)
  13. Ohhhhh.........lol I must've read it really fast or something? :D
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    You dont want to run 4way SLI 480s it will run you into the red big time you would need new 4 way enabled mobo $500 new 1300watt PSU $350 plus 4 x 480 $1000 total waste = almost $2000 all in plus taxes and shipping and it will heat the hell into your house LOL.
    Lol Don't worry I would never do that and probably couldnt afford it :p :p
  15. Can they seriously CF 7850's and go on a 650 watt?!
  16. That is awesome!! I am going to REALLY consider buying two of these :D

    So your saying I could grab two of these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102984

    Overclock my CPU to 4.0GHz and power it all with a Corsair HX650
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139031

    If so I am TOTALLY gonna buy two of these :D
  17. Wow!! What can they do with BF3? Thats my favorite game :)
  18. Are you sure? Maxed out AND above 60fps?
  19. Nice... Where are you hearing all this from?
  20. Not that I don't believe you or anything. I would just like to see myself :)
  21. Agreed with Haliburton
  22. OHHHHHHHHHHHH Lol blonde moment xD
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