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15 Oct 2010   #21
Sanvean

Windows 7 Professional 64
 
 

I have SLI EVGA 470s, temps run at full bore 61c, with a stepped fan profile (usually 70% at that temp).
Idle is 41c...


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15 Oct 2010   #22
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

If you are going to SLI from the beginning this is the way to go. It was $420 just a few weeks ago for a pair. $210 each. Now $350 a pair!!!!
Good for you, bad for me. LOL

When I got my single 1GB version there was only $40 difference in the pair.
ASUS ENGTX460 DirectCU TOP/2DI/768MD5 GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
x2 $349.98
These have dropped $35 each.


Now I would go with ASUS 768MB for that price difference.

Mike
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19 Oct 2010   #23
Lollies

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sanvean View Post
I have SLI EVGA 470s, temps run at full bore 61c, with a stepped fan profile (usually 70% at that temp).
Idle is 41c...
Thanks for the info!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
If you are going to SLI from the beginning this is the way to go. It was $420 just a few weeks ago for a pair. $210 each. Now $350 a pair!!!!
Good for you, bad for me. LOL

When I got my single 1GB version there was only $40 difference in the pair.
ASUS ENGTX460 DirectCU TOP/2DI/768MD5 GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
x2 $349.98
These have dropped $35 each.


Now I would go with ASUS 768MB for that price difference.

Mike
I'm still debating whether I should go with the 1GB version or the 768MB version. For whatever reason I'm leaning toward the 1 GB version.

Just to double check, my ASUS Striker II Formula mobo and Corsair AX850w power supply should have no problems with these cards in a SLI set-up right? From what I've found it should be fine but I figured I'd double check.
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19 Oct 2010   #24
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

The 850W will be plenty of power. That is what I have.
Corsair is just as good as the Cooler Master I'm using.
The link below is the exact one I'm using. $230 1GB. They have another that looks the same but cost $10 more and has no reviews. I've had this for 2 months no problems. My review is under Mike S.
Hope that helps.
Mike

Newegg.com - ASUS ENGTX460 DirectCU/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Nice mobo. I think you have it covered.
Just make sure you use the correct two slots for the SLI. Three slots 16x but appears you have 2 for proper SLI configuration.


From the ASUS web site.
2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 , support NVIDIA® SLI™ technology, at full x16, x16 speed(blue)
1 x PCIe x16 , at x16 speed(middle)
2 x PCIe x1 ( the PCIEx1_1 (black) is compatible with audio slot)
2 x PCI 2.2
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19 Oct 2010   #25
Lollies

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
The 850W will be plenty of power. That is what I have.
Corsair is just as good as the Cooler Master I'm using.
The link below is the exact one I'm using. $230 1GB. They have another that looks the same but cost $10 more and has no reviews. I've had this for 2 months no problems. My review is under Mike S.
Hope that helps.
Mike

Newegg.com - ASUS ENGTX460 DirectCU/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Nice mobo. I think you have it covered.
Just make sure you use the correct two slots for the SLI. Three slots 16x but appears you have 2 for proper SLI configuration.


From the ASUS web site.
2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 , support NVIDIA® SLI™ technology, at full x16, x16 speed(blue)
1 x PCIe x16 , at x16 speed(middle)
2 x PCIe x1 ( the PCIEx1_1 (black) is compatible with audio slot)
2 x PCI 2.2
I was pretty sure but just wanted to double check. The calculator on NewEgg comes up with 900+w psu. The ones I have been looking at are the

ASUS ENGTX460 DirectCU TOP/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Not sure if they are worth the price difference but they seem good.
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19 Oct 2010   #26
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Nothing wrong with the TOP version either.
It wasn't on the market yet when I bought mine or I would have a TOP. I wasn't going to wait the extra 2-4 weeks. I had everything else ready to order.

I used the Cooler Master and the Corsair? I think calculator. Came out to 700W SLI. Let me see amd we will compare notes. Back in a few.
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19 Oct 2010   #27
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

There is word that the hd6000 series will be out in a matter of weeks im actually waiting on this situation to up my 5770 to a 6700 model with 256bit hopefully they'll have a 2 gig card and it will be a decent upgrade

only thing im worried about is driver compatability and as for new cards the kinks and bothersome halfassness with creating a new gpu
or revising a old one

im selling my hd 5770 for 150.00 i paid 220.00 like 5 months ago as you can see the price tag has dropped alot but im selling it to a co worker that just built a new rig and isnt to much into big video gaming he agreeed to take it off my hands when the time comes which will give me some kind of room to work with as putting a extra 200 to 300 extra for a superior card im looking at atleast $400.00 budget on a new card

ALSO I WOULD LIKE TO ADD IN THE FUTURE A MOBO WILL BE ANOTHER UPGRADE ALONG WITH ANOTHER 8 GIGS OF DDR3 IM CURRENTLY RUNNING A 785G BACKWARDS COMPADABLE AM2+ BOARD WITH 8 GIGS OF DDR2 800MHZ RUNNING LIKE 1000MHZ BECAUSE OF A OVERCLOCK WHICH IS SUPRISING THIS TYPE OF RAM LET ME DO THIS
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19 Oct 2010   #28
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

I fiured up the Cooler Master. It won't copy properly.

I figured my CPU. 8GB of Ram. SLI 2 GTX- 480's which draw more power. 2 HDD and added an extra PCI card for good measure.
CM recommend is 782 Watts.

CM recommend for i7-760, 8GB of Ram, 2 High RPM HDD, DVD/CD Writer, an extra PCI card with 2 SLI 460's drops to 566 Watts. Huge difference in current draw of GTX 460 and 480.
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31 Oct 2010   #29
Lollies

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

So my account was all settled for the most part and I look at the page for ASUS ENGTX460 DirectCU TOP/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card and see that they are out of stock now. SO, I was willing to wait but I'm becoming somewhat impatient because I have two dismantled computers sitting on my desk and I can't get much done with them there plus I would like to actually have my computer working since I still need a screen etc...

So as an alternate I've looking at getting an EVGA GTX 480, since I will hopefully be upgrading to a EVGA motherboard along with DDR3, and a new CPU.

As before NewEgg says my 850w is less than recommended but I just wanted to double check. What would be a good alternative? I know the 480 runs pretty hot but I'd like to think my case will have sufficient cooling for it.

Secondly, if I upgrade to DDR3 along with a new mother board and CPU, will 850w still be enough? I have not researched much into what it would be but I've looked around a bit. Maybe I should have just dropped the extra 100$ for the 1200watt, just seemed like overkill.
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31 Oct 2010   #30
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Asus Engtx4602di/1gd5 Geforce Gtx460 Cuda 1gb Gddr5 Ctlr Engtx460 Directcu/2di/1gd5 Pci 2.0 (engtx4602di-1gd5)

I have purchased from this company before, and they are decent. I haven't had to deal with their customer service yet (3 orders).

Unless you are set on newegg.com.

It would help to know the rest of your system specs to make a judgement on the PSU, but 850 will probably be plenty, depending on the mfg.
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