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1900watts from the whole system? what else did you have?
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Whole system was 4 x 580s @ 950/2200, 990x at 5.6Ghz (frozen, no powered cooling), 2 x ultra kaze fans, 4 x s-flex fans, & an mcp655 pump.
3 x 580s on a silverstone 1500W psu & the rest on an hx1000 psu. Kill-a-watts were reset before i started & maxed were 925w & 969w.
    
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Originally Posted by FtW 420 View Post
That could get iffy with overclocking, I had the wattmeters on last time I ran some quad sli, 3 x 580s alone on one psu pulled 925 watts from the socket, whole system was close to 1900 watts combined for a 3dmark vantage run.



If he isn't going to sli the DcuII is a helluva card, I'd still take one over a twin frozr II.
I still want to try a 580 lightning though...
He isn't planning on SLI'ing now, but what's the harm in future proofing and saving 26 EUR at the same time. Asus and MSI are both great brands and the direct CU and Frozr II are both excellent coolers.
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the cards sag, cant fit reference waterblocks on it. Thats all thats bad about it. So you prop it up somehow and put a core contact on it or simply dont water cool it as it doesnt need it anyway. Just make sure you have two 8-pin power connectors. These cards are awesome imo.
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the cards sag, cant fit reference waterblocks on it. Thats all thats bad about it. So you prop it up somehow and put a core contact on it or simply dont water cool it as it doesnt need it anyway. Just make sure you have two 8-pin power connectors. These cards are awesome imo.
580's only need 1x8pin, 1x6pin
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580's only need 1x8pin, 1x6pin
The DcuII has 4 more power phases than reference & uses 2 x 8 pin.
    
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Let's see, If you want a card that is really future proof and can also over clock like a best, I think instead of the Asus one, you should get the MSI GTX580 Lightning Extreme! That card has 3gb of VRAM IF you ever decide to go with surround, which you would then buy a second one. Also it has the ability to over clock to 980mhz! that's insane! About your power supply, remember this:
YOU CAN NEVER HAVE TOO BIG OF A POWER SUPPLY
Power supplies aren't that far in difference in pricing, so your best bet would be to buy the AX1200 or the HX1000, both from Corsair. That way you can have a great power supply that will uphold anything you throw at it for years to come.
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Is the Lighting quieter than the Asus GTX 580 DcuII? I see the Lighting is alot skinner and the Asus is huge in comparison, so that's why I ask.
    
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