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post #11 of 30
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Yeah, I purchased it years ago when I first built this system. At the time I was thinking "more is better" but it does seem like overkill at this point. I may look in to getting a different PSU once I upgrade the graphics card. I probably won't be running SLI with a GTX 670 because I can't afford to buy both of them at the same time, but it will eventually be a 2 card system.
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Any PSU from this list is good you can use that to find a good one without breaking the bank

http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies

Dont buy something super cheap it could blow up and take your whole system with it in worst case scenario
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I would keep your sli 285's for now. Unless you are looking at using less power, it is pretty much a lateral move to a 660Ti (even the 670 is only a few % faster). You have plenty of quality wattage from that BFG to power the 285's. The main reason other than power usage to upgrade would be memory usage. Are you running into v-ram problems? Unable to push as much AA as you want?

You said you are not having any cooling issues, so just wait until next gen comes out and see what is there. The 285's probably feel old to you but they are still very stout cards.
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post #14 of 30
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Oh god, I don't even want to imagine something like that happening to my system. Thank you for the list, I'll have to check that out. As far as my PSU being overkill, could that cause any harm to my system or does it just waste power and increase my electricity bill?
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Like MrTooSHORT said, get a GTX 670 and have a lot of FUN biggrin.gif


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post #16 of 30
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Oh god, I don't even want to imagine something like that happening to my system. Thank you for the list, I'll have to check that out. As far as my PSU being overkill, could that cause any harm to my system or does it just waste power and increase my electricity bill?

A 1200 watts dont draw 1200 watts it draw that your system use

The problem with your 1200 watts is when you use so little of it the efficiency drops like a rock when its in ilde if you where to buy something that fitted your system power needs better and with a higher efficiency rating you could see you power bill drop a little

So you could buy something newer and the money you save on the power bill could earn some or most of the money back you spent on a newer PSU
Edited by shilka - 3/21/13 at 3:21pm
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post #17 of 30
I assume even though you have said anything about bottlenecks, that you must / have to be experiencing a vram bottleneck. Therefor my conclusion is that even a less than stellar video card suck as the gtx660 (which according to KaRLiToS graph performs better than 2x gtx285s) would remove the assumed bottleneck and greatly enhance the gaming experience.
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post #18 of 30
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Originally Posted by KaRLiToS View Post

Like MrTooSHORT said, get a GTX 670 and have a lot of FUN biggrin.gif



Damn, looks like I'd have to get two 670's to justify spending that much dough on an upgrade. That chart really helped put it in perspective, thank you
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Damn, looks like I'd have to get two 670's to justify spending that much dough on an upgrade. That chart really helped put it in perspective, thank you

I also add 2 fps to the GTX 285 SLI column because the member with this setup was using a x6 1100t (20.3 fps)... I set it at 22.3 fps because you have a i7 3770k, you can run Valley benchmark with your GTX 285 SLI and I'll make the graph according to your score biggrin.gif
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post #20 of 30
In my experience, it is very difficult to go from sli to a single card without it being a sidegrade. That is one of the downsides of running a multi-gpu setup. The only way I think you could really go a a great single gpu without it being a sidegrade would be if you held off til the next gen, and who knows when those will release.
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