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2x nvidia geforce 8800gtx?

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June 11, 2012 9:25:35 PM

are 2 nvidia geforce 8800gtx good in gameing. and what PSU would i need to run these cards together


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a b U Graphics card
June 11, 2012 9:27:23 PM

They run hot alone, pairing two of them will be extra hot.

What is your max budget for a graphics card and psu?

Can you list the rest of your system specs? Monitor resolution?
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June 11, 2012 9:32:33 PM

19" moniter
intel quad core q6600 2.4 ghz
2gb corsair ram DDR2
akasa 800W PSU
XFX nForce 780i 3 Way SLI Motherboard
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a b U Graphics card
June 11, 2012 9:33:22 PM

What type of games are you trying to play?
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June 11, 2012 9:36:48 PM

league of legends, world of warcraft, skyrim oblivion, diablo 3, crysis1 & 2 etc...
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a c 106 U Graphics card
a b Î Nvidia
June 11, 2012 9:39:25 PM

I wouldn't trust those no name PSU. Research your model to see if it's crap, or just a decent PSU that was re-branded for cheap. Anyway as far as power you're probably looking at 600W max (500W while gaming is more realistic) so get a decent 650W PSU to be safe. A stable PSU will also allow you to overclock your CPU so that it's not the limiting factor in your setup. Just make sure your case has good air flow o_O
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a b U Graphics card
June 11, 2012 9:45:59 PM

umar rehman said:
league of legends, world of warcraft, skyrim oblivion, diablo 3, crysis1 & 2 etc...


How much are you paying for the cards?
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a b U Graphics card
June 11, 2012 9:46:53 PM

A GTX 560 Ti is about the same performance as 2 8800gtx in SLI with much less heat and power. Also you could look at an AMD 7870. Both of these will perform slightly better than 2 8800gtx in SLI. Unless you are getting a complete steal on a old 8800gtx I would look into just replacing the card with a single card that has 2x or better performance.
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June 11, 2012 9:48:48 PM

im getting 2 8800gtx for £50
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a b U Graphics card
June 11, 2012 9:51:24 PM

Well I gave 2 of them to a friend for free about 1 yr ago with aftermarket coolers even. I wouldn't think those 2 would do that great in some of the games you listed and would be a ton of heat.
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June 11, 2012 9:53:29 PM

what about if i got 3 of them for £50. is it worth it?
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a c 106 U Graphics card
a b Î Nvidia
June 12, 2012 3:41:33 PM

For that price two of them is a good deal. If you get three of them that's even better.......... but you might need a better PSU.
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June 12, 2012 4:18:08 PM

yes i can easily get £150. and what PSU would be good to triple sli 8800gtx
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June 12, 2012 4:21:22 PM

so 3 8800gtx are not good?
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June 12, 2012 4:22:49 PM

they are really good cards but is there anything that is £150 including VAT
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June 12, 2012 4:33:04 PM

awsome!!!! but us there anythin cheaper for exactley £150
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June 12, 2012 4:34:16 PM

youre giving me cards that i cant even afford
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June 12, 2012 4:37:02 PM

if i 2 way SLI the 6870 would that be a beast in gaming.
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June 12, 2012 4:42:16 PM

what would be a great choice in doing 2 way sli for gaming? and just say for £180 or under
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June 12, 2012 4:44:24 PM

i got a lot of saving up to do........
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June 12, 2012 4:47:58 PM

that is so true. thanks man!
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June 12, 2012 4:50:38 PM

i dont know how to select best answer. can you tell me plz
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June 12, 2012 4:52:36 PM

cant find it
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June 12, 2012 5:17:57 PM

Ready to Select!
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June 14, 2012 7:34:28 PM

3-way SLI is fine if they are giving you the 3rd card and your get a PSU that can handle it. I'm guessing recon-uk has had a real issue with microstutter in the past (even though he currently has two 480s in SLi), or just heard a lot of bad things about it. The third card is pretty much just to smooth out the minimum frame rate so as long as you enable v-synch and keep the cards cool you should be fine. I'd say this PSU would be more than enough to run your 3 cards

Silverstone Strider Plus 1000W Modular '80 Plus Silver'
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...

It would also be good for any future upgrade you might want to do
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June 25, 2012 5:15:20 PM

Best answer selected by umar rehman.
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June 25, 2012 5:16:35 PM

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