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post #531 of 1902
Not sure if this would be a good place to ask this, but what the heck. Anyone pulled the trigger on a SLi'd 480's? And how much juice does the reactors require? Power supply wise, currently considering getting a TX950 or an HX850.
post #532 of 1902
GTX 480s use less power than GTX 295s. Here is a comparison.

http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=358029

Either of those PSUs will be fine, just don't go crazy on the overclocking especially with the HX850.
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Thanks for the from reply guys... though im not exactly thrilled to go though our Folding rivals forums. But indeed serves my purpose and gets the information I need.
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I love the easy access to the cooler, but the flimsy clips piss me off.
Already broken 1 of them, I don't see the clips lasting more than than 3 or 4 removals.
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I love the easy access to the cooler, but the flimsy clips piss me off.
Already broken 1 of them, I don't see the clips lasting more than than 3 or 4 removals.
I will be honest on that note. I am terribly disappointed in the quality of the shroud. Clips are the worst possible design you can use to hold anything down.

Another one of my famous conspiracy theories: NVIDIA chose to use this design so it's easier to break and then they can tell you they won't accept it for RMA. Especially with the availability issues I can definitely see a good reason for this. As always, we can never prove it but it is very suspicious how they decided to drastically change the design of the coolers/shrouds on this series. If you ask them they'll probably just say it was to cut costs.
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Man if they deny an rma over a broken retention clip.............

Seems my 480 has decided to work consistently.
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Man if they deny an rma over a broken retention clip.............

Seems my 480 has decided to work consistently.
I've never personally dealt with EVGA's RMA support so I don't know how lenient they will be on that case. But as they always say, as soon as there is any sign of taking anything apart, your warranty is voided. Going to be hard to convince them it came from factory like that, lol.
post #538 of 1902
Well I thought I killed my card, Got an Advance RMA, Then fixed my card.
Now I cant stand the thought of giving one up so Ive decided to keep it.
Cant install it right now so this pic will have to do . So now Capwn has SLI 470's
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what was wrong with it?
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what was wrong with it?
I think I was having the same prob as another OCN user , Something about the included retention bracket included with the EK Full cover blocks was / has / is causing problems with cards and artifacting.
I slipped a piece of paper between the bracket and pcb and its fixed. And I cant install the other 470 because my loop is in the way lol .
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