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How come the 480 Lightning got a great-looking backplate but the 580 Lightning did not? I'm getting 580's this week but I watched Linus unbox the 480 and it looks friggin sweet! I'm almost tempted to go 480's just because of the looks (and they're on NE right now for $330). Anybody here get the 480 Lightnings?
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You know that it takes 2 8 pins and a 6 pin for power right? You would definitely need a new PSU for SLI 480s and likely need a new one for SLI 580s as well.
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The backplate shouldn't matter too much imo. Also, have you checked out if the Twin Frzr II/III models have that it? I'm pretty sure one of them also has better VRM cooling, so surely it might just have it
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I haven't seen any current Nvidia MSI cards with a backplate.
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I'm definitely going SLI 580 Lightnings, I was just wondering if anybody got the 480's? I have an AX850 sitting on my Corsair 600T SE in the corner of my living room just waiting for the SSD and video cards. Can't wait to get started on my new build!
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saw a comment on the pci connectors...is there any downside to using the molex adapters?
would it be less stable than using provided pci connectors?
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U can use the adapters they are fine, as long as you have enough PSU and Amps on your rail.
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