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Poll Results: gtx 580 for $430 vs hd 7970 $450 vs gtx 480 sli 210 each

 
  • 20% (5)
    gtx 580
  • 36% (9)
    hd 7970
  • 44% (11)
    gtx 480 sli
25 Total Votes  
post #11 of 35
imo keep the gtx580. only go with the gtx480 if you plan on water cooling them. the heat alone even on stock was in the high 80's with stock clocks. if you do put them under water then i would say they are worth it because they stay cold and clock like a beast. my overclock in my sig is on stock volts and i can probably hit the 900mhz if i up the voltages. as it stands i would just save up the money and water cool the 580 and overclock it.
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post #12 of 35
^^^ Agreed.


I have a GTX 480 reference in another machine and at stock , it's loud and hot. I pulled out an Asus directCu 570 for the 480, but now I'm going to put the 570 back in as you can't hear it, even OC'd.

Keep the GTX580 unless you are going to water cool the two 480s in sli.
    
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post #13 of 35
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i think ill just keep my 580 and see how far i can overclock it with the stock cooler. i was looking at the 480s because
its a better deal.
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post #14 of 35
I have two 480s, they are absolute beasts still, but they do run quite hot. I couldn't stand stock cooling, things got extremely loud, so now I have them water cooled. 2 480s will absolutely destroy a single 580 though, no doubt.
post #15 of 35
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if i do get the 480s will my corsair tx850 v2 provide enough power?
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post #16 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by technofied View Post

if i do get the 480s will my corsair tx850 v2 provide enough power?

No problem at all

Keep in mind from the heat though.

Make sure your board has enough spacing for the cards to breathe
post #17 of 35

 

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if i do get the 480s will my corsair tx850 v2 provide enough power?

 

Yup. Just don't go trying to push some crazy overclocks on them and you'll be fine. thumbsupsmiley.png

 
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post #18 of 35
youll max out the overclocking (heat wise) before you run out of power from that PSU.

i have 2 of them overclocked to 850mhz(700 stock) and a 2500k@4.5ghz on a 750w OCZ PSU. most its ever pulled in 3dmark was 798w from the wall which is roughly 680w from the PSU.
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post #19 of 35
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my specs are:

fx-8120 @ 4.2ghz
corsair h80
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ocz vertex 3 120gb
tx 850 v2
3 120mm fans and one 240mm fan
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and gtx 580 or 480 sli

im worried my cpu will take to much power at stock it take 125w i wonder at 4.2ghz.
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post #20 of 35

 

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Originally Posted by technofied View Post

my specs are:
fx-8120 @ 4.2ghz
corsair h80
2x corsair vengeance 4gb ram
ocz vertex 3 120gb
tx 850 v2
3 120mm fans and one 240mm fan
corsair 500r case
and gtx 580 or 480 sli
im worried my cpu will take to much power at stock it take 125w i wonder at 4.2ghz.

 


I'd be more worried about a potential bottleneck than power consumption.

 
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