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post #21 of 35
GTX480 SLI will do, and add a 3rd one if you are going surround.
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i got 1.2v in my reference evga 480 with no problems.....
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Anyone who is telling u anything but go for gtx480's in Sli are A. Have no knowledge about how good of value/performance these cards give u. B. Have more money than sense recommending over priced crap which are the gtx580's and C. Go with 2500k Cpu. Gtx480's Sli and 4 gigs of ram and be happy.
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post #25 of 35
I have two GTX480's in SLI and water cool them, heat is not an issue and they rock. Are they as good a pair GTX580's? Of course not, but you can get a pair of GTX480's for the price of one GTX580 and unless you are benching you will not notice a difference.
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Originally Posted by utnorris;14400158 
I have two GTX480's in SLI and water cool them, heat is not an issue and they rock. Are they as good a pair GTX580's? Of course not, but you can get a pair of GTX480's for the price of one GTX580 and unless you are benching you will not notice a difference.

Whats your max core speed on your 480's under water?
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post #27 of 35
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Originally Posted by ecnelitsep;14400177 
Whats your max core speed on your 480's under water?

My 480 is 900 with 1.2
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Originally Posted by knoxy_14;14404684 
My 480 is 900 with 1.2

Thanks knoxy. Seems the wall is indeed around 900c
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post #29 of 35
Get two GTX480 in SLI..

They are absolute beasts and they have 1.5GB of VRAM which comes handy in the latest and futur titles..

Plus they have more ROP's (48), 480 Shaders and 384bit memory interface..

My Stock cooled reference Zotac GTX480 does 850/1025MHz w/ 1075mV and never goes above 90C in the hottest summer days..

Here it is in Crysis 2 DX9, 10 loops @ 850/1025MHz reaching only 85C (with my custom fan profile)..

crysis2benchr.jpg



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post #30 of 35
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I don't think I will ever get into water cooling, is just I don't like having water inside or even near my PC and the manteince seems very stressfull, sorry. I plan on getting the cooler master hyper 212 plus and thought thats was enough for my set-up, am I wrong?
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