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I'm getting an HX850 tonight, from canada computers.

My question that is NOT related to my PSU, is if SLI 580's is overkill for 1080p?

And I guess, on On Topic question would be, will I have any problems with SLI'ing my 580 in sig?

Thanks guys!

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I will not comment on the PSU Power requirements but yes 580 SLI is overkill for 1080P Much lesser cards are fully capable of that.
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Yes it will be enought to SLI GTX 580's
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Good to know Thanks enterprise. I will just use a single 580 until I upgrade to a better screen

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Yes it will be enought to SLI GTX 580's
Thanks
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HX850 will be fine for 580SLI. A single 580 o'clocked should run most anything 60fps @ 1080. You should stick with your single 580 and see if there are any games that require more power.
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HX850 will be fine for 580SLI. A single 580 o'clocked should run most anything 60fps @ 1080. You should stick with your single 580 and see if there are any games that require more power.
Thanks. Will do (saves me money to buy a better monitor). I'm dreaming big... of the U3011. But that's out of my league.

A single 580 will have to do
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You can do better than that somewhat old unit. 2 pieces of metal scraps as heatsink:



Spend a tiny bit more for AX850. It's based on a SeaSonic X-850 with upgraded VRM's. Better than those old CWT designs (HX/TX).
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Quote:
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Good to know Thanks enterprise. I will just use a single 580 until I upgrade to a better screen



Thanks
No problem.
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Quote:
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You can do better than that somewhat old unit. 2 pieces of metal scraps as heatsink:



Spend a tiny bit more for AX850. It's based on a SeaSonic X-850 with upgraded VRM's. Better than those old CWT designs (HX/TX).
The CWT DSG platform is still up there with the best. And as for the heatsinks, as long as the PSU is effectively cooled, the size of heatsinks are irrelevant. The HX850 has similar electrical performance to the AX850, but has slightly better v-regulation on the minor rails.

If the HX850 is cheaper, there's no reason to get the AX850 unless you want the partially fan-less operation or fully modular cables.
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post #10 of 25
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Thanks guys, I got the HX850. I'm going to install it soon.

Just wondering, I thought the HX850 was fully modular
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