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I have a chance to pick up another 2 Gtx480s for quad sli for cheap will a ax1200 power these 4 monsters. If not i would just run tri sli.
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I have a chance to pick up another 2 Gtx480s for quad sli for cheap will a ax1200 power these 4 monsters. If not i would just run tri sli.

With 3 480's @825/1037mV and a 920 @4.2 I hit about 1100W max at the wall while gaming, i.e. ~1000W in reality. So you might be able to but you certainly won't have much room for overclocking or stress testing. Personally I wouldn't, but you could try it and see whether you crash lol, just measure with a meter and you'll know how close you are.

BTW I thought 480's could only do quad SLI for vantage and that the drivers didn't support it for gaming? I haven't seen a situation yet where adding a 4th 480 would help me though anyway, I run out vram before I run out of processing ability.
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a stock speed gtx 480 uses around 230 watts and up to 250 watts, so around 920-1000 watts for just gpu h.... so about 200-280 watts for the rest the system.. so it could be done

But wouldnt leave to much room for overclocking and such. Usually i would allot around 200 watts for just the cpu (with decent overclock). With 3 gtx 470s i usually hit around 800-900 watts i believe .. last time i checked
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Quad is supported in everything that supports SLI, but performance advantage really can only help in extreme resolutions like surround or with very high levels of AA.
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I thought it was a bargin 2x gtx480s with new ek waterblocks for $300 aud waterblocks have not been fitted.
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