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So I am after some new gpus that can do 3-4 way that i can upgrade to in the next few months that i can also watercool. i also don't wanna pay loads so used is a option. Also if you want info on what games i play, any really to be honest i don't game a lot but i love the look of a big cluster of gpus and that's what i want. Here are a few of my options i thought of so far

GTX 480 FTW hydro copper, seen these on ebay used for a good deal maybe able to order 3 at once

Alphacool NexXxos NVXP NV GeForce GTX 580 1536MB, seen these online cheap, new as well

random used 580's with blocks on ebay

EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti Superclocked+
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/3gb-evga-gtx-660-ti-superclockedplus-28nm-pcie-30-6008mhz-gddr5-gpu-980mhz-boost-1059mhz-cores-1344-
basically the same price as the Alphacool NexXxos 580

7950
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/3gb-xfx-radeon-hd-7950-double-d-5000mhz-gddr5-gpu-800mhz-dvi-dvi-hdmi-mdp

I want to get at least 2 asap and want them watercooled so I'm not sure what the best option is. 680 isn't on there because there £350+ for one and i still need a block on top of that price. A single 680 will probably be good for what i need but like i said i want 3-4 way sli / crossfire
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480's are a beast under water, 470's do pretty well also, and are dirt cheap if you don't care about which generation of card it is.
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what about a used AMD 7970? You can really OC them to the moon under water.

If not, then go with the 7950. You can still OC them, and they can be found used in good condition for cheap thumb.gif
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480's are a beast under water, 470's do pretty well also, and are dirt cheap if you don't care about which generation of card it is.

if they perform well then i don't mind
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what about a used AMD 7970? You can really OC them to the moon under water.
If not, then go with the 7950. You can still OC them, and they can be found used in good condition for cheap thumb.gif

im finding it hard to find a used one anywhere in the uk
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just got a ASUS HD7950-DC2-3GD5 as it was only £210 once i sell my 6950 a second 7950 will be ordered thanks for your reply's
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just got a ASUS HD7950-DC2-3GD5 as it was only £210 once i sell my 6950 a second 7950 will be ordered thanks for your reply's

the asus direct cu ii cards are voltage locked. that wasn't a good idea. the sapphire cards are better especially the ones with dual x cooler as they are not voltage locked. here is the sapphire hd 7950 flex edition for 240 bucks

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-302-SP&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=1673
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Meh, just buy a bunch of GTX 480's and use them to heat your house. biggrin.gif

In all seriousness, if you do The Mod or put them under a custom loop, GTX 480's are SUPERB for the price. They can be had used on the OCN marketplace for $140-$150. Or you can get one brand new in box from EVGA with a 1 year warranty for $169. biggrin.gif

http://www.evga.com/Products/Product.aspx?pn=015-P3-1480-RX

Or a GTX 580 for $300, also new with warranty

http://www.evga.com/Products/Product.aspx?pn=015-P3-1580-RX

and GTX 580 hydrocopper blocks

http://www.evga.com/Products/Product.aspx?pn=400-CU-G580-RX
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I wouldn't settle for a GTX 480 since they use a lot of power and create a lot of heat. I'd settle for a HD7870 because they can oc to match the HD7950's speed and can max any game other there.
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the asus direct cu ii cards are voltage locked. that wasn't a good idea. the sapphire cards are better especially the ones with dual x cooler as they are not voltage locked. here is the sapphire hd 7950 flex edition for 240 bucks
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-302-SP&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=1673

clocks are more tighter on 3-4 way anyway
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