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Hello, I recently upgraded my computer with a Vertex 4 128GB SSD. It's really freakin' fast, but I'm still trying to figure out why AS SSD Benchmark is saying 420MB/S instead of the rated 550MB/S sequential read. Anyway, my next upgrade involves graphics.

I'm planning on getting two GTX-480s in SLI, now, I know my Corsair TX750W will not be able to power these, even a 1000W won't power these any the rest of my equipment. If there is an SLI setup that I can get that's just as powerful as these (with out the 900W load), please let me know. I would rather not buy a PSU. My budget for this total upgrade is no more than $300.

Could someone point me to a setup that can efficiently use power so my 750W power supply can stay, and not be stressed while it does? I preferably want a setup that's around the graphics power of twin GTX-480s. If not, and if you think 2 480s would do it, is there any way to get a 1200W PSU (not crappy either) and 2x GTX 480s? Thanks.

Side Question: Why are all realistic insane graphics games rated M?

Thanks!
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161407

Grab one of these now. More efficient, more performance, and quieter.

You can grab another one down the line and crossfire easily on a corsair 750.
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Hello, I recently upgraded my computer with a Vertex 4 128GB SSD. It's really freakin' fast, but I'm still trying to figure out why AS SSD Benchmark is saying 420MB/S instead of the rated 550MB/S sequential read. Anyway, my next upgrade involves graphics.
I'm planning on getting two GTX-480s in SLI, now, I know my Corsair TX750W will not be able to power these, even a 1000W won't power these any the rest of my equipment. If there is an SLI setup that I can get that's just as powerful as these (with out the 900W load), please let me know. I would rather not buy a PSU. My budget for this total upgrade is no more than $300.
Could someone point me to a setup that can efficiently use power so my 750W power supply can stay, and not be stressed while it does? I preferably want a setup that's around the graphics power of twin GTX-480s. If not, and if you think 2 480s would do it, is there any way to get a 1200W PSU (not crappy either) and 2x GTX 480s? Thanks.
Side Question: Why are all realistic insane graphics games rated M?
Thanks!


If i was you i would put the money a side and save 100 dollars and get a 670 or 7970, and your psu could for sure power either one.
    
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161407
Grab one of these now. More efficient, more performance, and quieter.
You can grab another one down the line and crossfire easily on a corsair 750.

Exactly what I was going to say! The exact card I got yesterday.
Currently having problems with drivers myself, but I'm onto fixing it smile.gif
 
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Hello, I recently upgraded my computer with a Vertex 4 128GB SSD. It's really freakin' fast, but I'm still trying to figure out why AS SSD Benchmark is saying 420MB/S instead of the rated 550MB/S sequential read. Anyway, my next upgrade involves graphics.
I'm planning on getting two GTX-480s in SLI, now, I know my Corsair TX750W will not be able to power these, even a 1000W won't power these any the rest of my equipment. If there is an SLI setup that I can get that's just as powerful as these (with out the 900W load), please let me know. I would rather not buy a PSU. My budget for this total upgrade is no more than $300.
Could someone point me to a setup that can efficiently use power so my 750W power supply can stay, and not be stressed while it does? I preferably want a setup that's around the graphics power of twin GTX-480s. If not, and if you think 2 480s would do it, is there any way to get a 1200W PSU (not crappy either) and 2x GTX 480s? Thanks.
Side Question: Why are all realistic insane graphics games rated M?
Thanks!
The Vertex 4's rating is a theoretical max of 550, mine doesn't see that high either. Get a 670/7950/70 your PSU can power both without issue and the performance will be roughly the same or better with lower power consumption/temperatures.
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A 680 would give you the power of two 480s, be cooler, and less power hungry
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