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post #11 of 20
I wouldn't trust a 700w GXS with 2 GTX's in SLI....

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post #12 of 20
hell, even buy one 8800GTX, one opty 165 plus a decent watercooling sytem and you'll have enough money left over for beer while you upgrade your system!!!
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I'd keep the PSU and just get one GTX but a newer SLI mobo for future compatibility later.
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SLi in itself is a dumb idea. The only reason that SLi is justified is if you want a big e-penis or if you just don't know how to spend money.
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SLi in itself is a dumb idea. The only reason that SLi is justified is if you want a big e-penis or if you just don't know how to spend money.
Or you have a giant monitor. Or you have an older card and want a cheap, but major, boost in performance.
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SLi in itself is a dumb idea. The only reason that SLi is justified is if you want a big e-penis or if you just don't know how to spend money.
That's a bit unjustified. Personally, I always thought the better frame rates was a good enough reason, but you seem to have overlooked that one.
I agree with all the above. One GTX is enough graphics power, now find a CPU to back it up.
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post #17 of 20
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Or you have a giant monitor. Or you have an older card and want a cheap, but major, boost in performance.

In addition, SLI make sense at certain pricing points. Going back to last spring with the release of the 79xx series, here were your choices:

$300: 7900GT
$500: 7900GTX
$600: 7900GT SLI
$1000:7900GTX SLI

If you had $600-700 to spend, 7900GT SLI would make the best sense.
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post #18 of 20
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SLi in itself is a dumb idea. The only reason that SLi is justified is if you want a big e-penis or if you just don't know how to spend money.
Yeah, kind of a harsh statement that has no backing to it. You don't know his situation so he indeed could have a large monitor he is powering it for, or he may just want to squeeze as many fps as possible from whatever game he is playing. Let people do what they want.


The thread is on psus stay on topic.


Anyway, I think if you already bought the 1k PSU you might as well just keep it, as it might be used in other rigs after this one if it holds up as well as giving you the ability to do some cooling things w/ it such as a pelter. You could also hotwire it or whatnot and have it power something for a mod or something like that.


Note to Duckie: I don't agree, I would just spend it on a 80 series. The reason he is buying this and not a 79 is because of dx10, would be a waste to buy any 79 card now unless its just to power a rig until you have the cash or something like that.
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post #19 of 20
I was wondering about the 700w OCZ being able to run next-gen cards as well. If you guys are certain it can handle two GTXs, I'm sure it'll have no trouble with two R600s. Good news for me. :-)

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Note to Duckie: I don't agree, I would just spend it on a 80 series. The reason he is buying this and not a 79 is because of dx10, would be a waste to buy any 79 card now unless its just to power a rig until you have the cash or something like that.
I know... I had said... "Going back to last spring with the release of the 79xx series, here were your choices" Back in day, your nVidia card selection was much clearer. Help to simply the breakdown.
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