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WTH??? SLI 460's will run on a quality 550W power supply. For those with a killawatt please visit the link in signature to help out.

And op, sell the 460 and put the money towards a used GTX 480.
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post #22 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by El_Capitan View Post
Two GTX 460 1GB's will, I don't think two GTX 460 768MB's will at the 1920 x 1200 resolution.

Two GTX 460 1GB's are also pretty power hungry. I'm not sure about how power hungry the 768MB's are.

With Corsair AX1200 PSU tests with wattage measured from the wall with a Kill-A-Watt meter. Also, the total while running Prime 95 and FurMark with 16x MSAA at 1920 x 1200 is 925W.

Then, with the i7 950 from idle to max load (393W):
171W

Stock GTX 460 1GB SLI (556W):
334W

Overclocked GTX 460 1GB SLI (768W):
546W

925W Actual vs. 939W Calculated
Seriously???..........

Go back and re-check, I can sli 480's on my 650w running a 4.8ghz overclock, although i am on the limit it can be done!
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post #23 of 26
Hi there,
GTX 560> GTX 460
Check Guru3d's Far Cry 2 comparison for DX10 and Metro2033 comparison for DX11. If you are on a tight budget for some time go with SLI 460 (and I'm quite sure your 700W PSU will handle two 460s with moderate OCs with ease - so did my CM850W psu with my two GTX275s at the time - GTX460 spec says 160W and one gtx275 is 220W).

If you go SLI gtx460 way, later you can benefit with cutted prices after NVidia launches 6xx series and don't spend much right now. But if you have budget right now for a more powerful card, I say go with one gtx560 or even with a good deal gtx570, and then you can have SLI config after prices drop. Just my opinions. I hope this helps. Bye and good luck

Edit: Btw, if you fill out your system specs here it will be easier for us to help you.
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post #24 of 26
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Originally Posted by Chewy View Post
Seriously???..........

Go back and re-check, I can sli 480's on my 650w running a 4.8ghz overclock, although i am on the limit it can be done!
You have seasonic internals which are great. And 650W is too low for 480 in SLI. Sorry but way too low for me. On Furmark you will blow the PSU. 750W is bare minimum and 850W recommended. I would change that power supply.
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post #25 of 26
I have SLI GTX460 768's (poor choice, I know) and I game at 1600x1200, and I can play BF3 Beta on Preset settings 'Max' comfortably.
there's a bit of jitter when it's all going down (Smoke, people, bullets, explosions) all on my screen, but its always for such a small period, its un-noticable
I have a 650w PSU aswell, incase that helps you?

edit: I also have a medium overclock with no voltage bump.
Edited by McMogg - 10/6/11 at 12:08am
post #26 of 26
1 beast, saves you the SLI hassle which you'll regret eventually...
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