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post #11 of 38
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Originally Posted by Kenetic;15498869 
Very Nice. I have the same setup with 2 hawks and they are great. Just got bf3 and running it on ultra its super smooth.

Hi Kenetic & Rumilsurion (guys with Hawk SLI),
What's the noise like with 2 of these screamers - i'm sensitive to noise as we have a very quiet environment......with 2 cards running together does it mean that you can undervolt and underclock them to run cooler and quieter and still do a better job than a single card???? Is that the purpose of SLI?

One more disadvantage to the MSI GTX 560 Ti Hawk - their closed up design doesn't allow the user to get a fan to blow directly at it to aid the onboard fans....the Gainward Phantom GTX 560 have the heatsink on the outside so it should be able to be further cooled by an external fan.
Edited by Newbie121 - 10/30/11 at 3:18am
post #12 of 38
Thread Starter 
The main purpose to SLI any configuration is not to really lower clock speed but to increase overall performance between two cards instead of one.

For instance say you are playing a game on max settings and getting around 30fps well with 2 cards you can see an improvement up to double that and get around 60fps.

The noise isn't that bad, but it can get loud when the cards ramp up underload, but unlike most GTX 560 ti cards these are pretty quite that I've heard.

The heat sink and fans on the hawk is alot better than most aftermarket heat sinks on other vga cards. So you don't really need a fan to be blowing directly onto the card itself.You just need a case with good air flow so the cards have a fresh amount of cool air.
post #13 of 38
If you want to install a sound card, just get a PCI-e 1x card, and put it at the top, if not, the top card will be sandwiched.

Going to to 560ti SLI on my bro's build soon
    
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post #14 of 38
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I was able to put the sound card between the 2 video cards no problem.

The sound card I use isn't very wide so it doesn't block the fans on the GTX 560 ti Hawk.
post #15 of 38
Dude u have just changed my mind! I have totally same PC configuration like you, unless I have only one Hawk.
I will buy another Hawk (for currenlty extremly low discount price 190 USD).

Before I decided to not buy new card. But I love BF3 and I play it 5 hours daily (I play BF1 for the beginning), and u said there is significant improvement for the game. thanks for your comment.thumb.gif
post #16 of 38
Hello,

just question, is Corsair TX750 V2 sufficient ? (I mean PSU, if 750 is good enough for 560Ti Hawk SLI)
I have just ordered it but i am not sure if I should change it for more Watts (and more money)....

I know you have 650W but according to http://support.asus.com/powersupply.aspx we need 850W at least frown.gif
Or they only want get money from us ? smile.gif

I have 4 x HDD, other components are same

Thanks
Edited by svkmichael - 6/11/12 at 5:41am
post #17 of 38
700w is nvidia's minimum PSU for 560ti in SLI mate. I would go a bit more if you can just to be on the safe side. thumb.gif

I am running 2 570's in SLI, 3 SSD's and 2 HDD's and I am using a 900w just be safe. I'd be grabbing an 800w if I were you.
Edited by K62-RIG - 6/11/12 at 5:52am
post #18 of 38
Thanks

I realised that PSU(gtx 560 Ti hawk) = PSU(gtx 570) (source: http://www.guru3d.com/article/msi-geforce-gtx-560-ti-hawk-review/7)

And according to popular PSU calculator (http://extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine) I really need 800W, but there is big price difference between 750<= and >750 frown.gif
post #19 of 38
Thread Starter 
when I had the Antec 650watt turepower new. I had no problem running SLI.

These power supply calculators are recommending higher wattage because some power supplies aren't really rated for max load use.

The Corsair TX750 V2 power supply will be way more than enough for 2 cards in sli, trust me I used a 650watt and never had a issue.
post #20 of 38
Thanks for answer.
I just bought Corsair 850W v2 as I mentioned. I did it to be 100% sure because I have 4 x HDD, and going to buy new one, so it is main reason why i have decided for 850. Also I will probably overclock CPU/GPU. Finally in case, I will buy 690 SLI in future smile.gif
Edited by svkmichael - 6/11/12 at 12:34pm
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