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It's be wise to find someone selling a used 680 on the marketplace though.

I'd have to get another motherboard and most likely another PSU for SLI.

And even then, why get another Z77 when Z87 is here? But then I'd also be upgrading my CPU.
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looking at benchmarks it seems OK.

I'd get another card for SLI, but my motherboard does not support it and my PSU is only 650w.

You could run two GTX 680 cards on a 650 watts PSU but you would not have much power left over
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post #13 of 33
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You could run two GTX 680 cards on a 650 watts PSU but you would not have much power left over

would that be enough to be safe though?
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would that be enough to be safe though?

You are looking at around 550 watts max power draw from the wall give or take 25 either way so if you have a high quality then i dont see a problem but you sould only do untill you have money for a unit a little bigger
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Not familiar with that Rosewill power supply. A good 650w will run paired 680's without issue and with overhead left over for oveclocking.

Can you post the exact model of your power supply?
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post #16 of 33
Yeah, wow, mistake on my part. Didn't think there was a Z77 board around that you couldn't SLI on. I feel like the 7970 will be a sidegrade for you on a multi-monitor setup. If you are going to go that route and push some serious resolutions you need to take the dive for a multi-gpu setup. I really feel like you might be disappointed if you done.

But you can always buy the monitors and see where it puts you.
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If its the Rosewill Capstone then its no problems at all as it a rebranded Super Flower Golden Green
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post #18 of 33
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I'd have to get another motherboard and most likely another PSU for SLI.

And even then, why get another Z77 when Z87 is here? But then I'd also be upgrading my CPU.
Looks like you need to either upgrade mobo PSU and get another 680 or buy a 780/titan if you want to run 3 monitors
post #19 of 33
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Not familiar with that Rosewill power supply. A good 650w will run paired 680's without issue and with overhead left over for oveclocking.

Can you post the exact model of your power supply?

this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182263
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this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182263

As a said Super Flower Golden Green rebrand you could do it in the short run but over the long run i would not do it
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