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September 13, 2012 2:47:46 AM

I'm looking at getting a couple EVGA 015-P3-1480-KR NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480's to replace my HD 6870's. I just have a couple questions first.

1. Will the 480's run 3 monitors(similar to eyefinity) ?
2. Will a antec high currant gamer 750w psu power the the 480's

Thanks guys!

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a b Î Nvidia
September 13, 2012 2:54:09 AM

The Antec HCG750W might be barely enough to power the GTX480's. They use 608W on full load. Then again, it is a continuous power supply, so it should manage. You also have a 125W processor, so if its overclocked, you are going to have problems.

I wouldn't advise getting 2 480's though. They run really really hot and use alot of power. I would recommend a single, more power efficient, less hot option. The 7950 would be a good choice.
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September 13, 2012 3:09:48 AM

Do you know if it will do a eyefinity type setup?
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a b Î Nvidia
September 13, 2012 3:45:35 AM

The 7950? For sure.
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a b Î Nvidia
September 13, 2012 3:54:05 AM

The two 480s will yes. One won't. 480s aren't a bad idea but make sure you aren't paying to much.
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a b Î Nvidia
September 13, 2012 5:17:28 AM

My son has two 480's there beast but i recommend you change the stock coolers otherwise runs to hot in sli and their powerhogs other than that straight beast baby lol you need a good 850W to run those in sli overclocked this is what i bought my son for his http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... you don't need that much but for the price is why i bought it anyway good luck!
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a b Î Nvidia
September 13, 2012 5:22:36 AM

Wait are you buying one 480 only if so antec high currant gamer 750w psu is fine your good
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a b Î Nvidia
September 13, 2012 6:18:39 AM

No I think he's buying 2.
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a b Î Nvidia
September 13, 2012 6:24:50 AM

2 Should be fine on the HCG750!
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a b Î Nvidia
September 13, 2012 6:25:25 AM

Well i wouldn't recommend x2 480 in sli unless your going to watercool or change the stock coolers if not your going to be sorry you'll find out lol.I assume these two 480 will cost you no less then $400 why not just get a 670 MSI's GTX 670 Power Edition uses the famous Twin Frozr IV cooler from the MSI Lightning and comes with a large clock speed boost out of the box, making its default clock speed even higher than GTX 680 stock clocks. MSI is asking a $30 price premium for their card, which doesn't look unreasonable, given the improved cooling and higher clocks.I can personally tell you it's a beast i have try it had it for three days when my buddy went out of town he lent it to me i didn't want to give it back lol it's the best thing at the price point unless you like amd cards to but the MSI's GTX 670 Power Edition is no light weight . Basically the card = http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=w...
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September 13, 2012 6:49:59 PM

bigcyco1 said:
Well i wouldn't recommend x2 480 in sli unless your going to watercool or change the stock coolers if not your going to be sorry you'll find out lol.I assume these two 480 will cost you no less then $400 why not just get a 670 MSI's GTX 670 Power Edition uses the famous Twin Frozr IV cooler from the MSI Lightning and comes with a large clock speed boost out of the box, making its default clock speed even higher than GTX 680 stock clocks. MSI is asking a $30 price premium for their card, which doesn't look unreasonable, given the improved cooling and higher clocks.I can personally tell you it's a beast i have try it had it for three days when my buddy went out of town he lent it to me i didn't want to give it back lol it's the best thing at the price point unless you like amd cards to but the MSI's GTX 670 Power Edition is no light weight . Basically the card = http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=w...

Ok I took you advice and got the EVGA 04G-P4-2673-KR GeForce GTX 670 Superclocked 4096MB GDDR5. So far it seems like a pretty rockin card.
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a b Î Nvidia
September 13, 2012 7:41:55 PM

Nice buy! Have fun!
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September 14, 2012 12:34:02 AM

Ok so I have been playing around with the settings and I cant seem to get the resolution higher than 4320x900. In BF3 I'm getting between 49 and 59 FPS on ultra(with AA and motion blur off) with that resolution. I'd just like to push the resolution higher. I have 1 acer x223W that is1680 x 1050 @60Hz and 2acer A221HQV's 1920 x 1080 @60Hz. I'm not sure if the mismatched monitors is the problem or if there is some setting I not seeing.

But on the whole WOW AM I IMPRESSED!!!
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a b Î Nvidia
September 14, 2012 7:17:30 AM

Disable AA and use FXAA through nvidia control panel.
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