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So I'm going to be saving up for a triple SLI system, consisting of two 480s (or equal whenever I get this) and a 9800 GT for dedicated Physx.

What type of processor, cooling and mobo would be recommended, does the performance outweigh the price, and what type of processor/PSU would I need for this.
Edited by Buhrewno - 5/24/11 at 5:49pm
post #2 of 14
490's dont exist, and if you meant 590 then its still doesnt exist because you can have 2 or 4, not 3

Im confused o.O
    
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490s? 480s or 590s? Right now a 1366 or upcoming Bulldozer would be the best bet. I don't have benchs but I believe the 9800GT would slow the TRI-setup of whatever the card is and would be best to let them do the PhysX
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In all honnestly, you'll spend a fair bit of cash on a triple SLI system for not much more gain then a dual SLI system. Not only on the extra video cards, but also on the mother board that has 4 PCI-e ports.

If this is what you really want to do, get the best top of the line CPU you can afford as well to make sure your CPU isn't the main bottle neck. An Intel I7 Sandy Bridge should do the job..... or join the dark side and get an 6 core 1090T or 1100T.... or wait another month for the AMD BD CPU to come out.

Good luck!


EDIT: (why can't you SLI 3 video cards ????)
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490? I think you need to read up on some stuff before you start this build...
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Your probably right, a physx card has to be at least 1/2 as powerful as the primary gpu last I read, though I dont know if this was ever backed up
    
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LOL. I feel stupid. I'm sorry, I meant 480s. Sorry.
post #8 of 14
when are those coming out. I havent heard anything or know anythign about that. Even if u do get them or your thinking of tri 590's u wont need to go physx. Most likely will just slow you down with all that power. You rich? j/k
post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by CtrlAltElite View Post
or your thinking of tri 590's
So thats 590 quad Sli and a whole 590 for Physx?

590' in Sli could only ever be 2 cards,4 gpu'

No such as 590 Tri Sli.
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I see.
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