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A fantastic setup bro...

You are set for at least 2 years thumb.gif

Keep us posted thumb.gif
post #422 of 647
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The EVGA GTX680 just arrived, a Saturday morning! wheee.gif

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Will try it out now, I heard they perform quite well even at 2560x1440, but knowing my self I'll probably end up with a 2nd one in a couple of weeks. biggrin.gif
    
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Fantastic bro...

 

I am still in limbo whether to get one 680 over 590 but i am not sure yet...

 

Great setup. Grab another one soon biggrin.gif

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why did you want to switch to gtx 680 when you got 3-way SLI GTX 580?
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why did you want to switch to gtx 680 when you got 3-way SLI GTX 580?

Because I wanted to try the new architecture, not due to performance.

I am mainly changing because I wanted quieter and cooler experience, this GTX680 runs at 60-65ºC even while overclocked at +20% performance gain! eek.gif

I was getting a bit annoyed by all the GTX580's noise, and they w ould also hit 78ºC-80ºC in Battlefield 3 making my room super hot within just 20 minutes of gaming, great for winter, but summer is arriving very soon and I can't imagine how I'd be able to live with 40-42ºC outside and no air conditioner in my room with 3 GTX580's... biggrin.gif

Can't wait to add the 2nd one in a few weeks. tongue.gif
    
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Ordered a 2nd GTX680!

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Can't wait until Wednesday to get it! wheee.gif
    
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Let me know how it performs.

 

Also how much power do you need for 680 SLI?

 

1000W PSU enough? 

 

I have a 1000w PSU and 590 Quad will be a bad choice for me unless i upgrade the PSU, so i will probably grab 2 680s.

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Let me know how it performs.

Also how much power do you need for 680 SLI?

1000W PSU enough? 

I have a 1000w PSU and 590 Quad will be a bad choice for me unless i upgrade the PSU, so i will probably grab 2 680s.

GTX580 TDP - 244W
GTX680 TDP - 190W

Considering I was running a 3-Way SLI of GTX580's even overclocked to 900MHz on a 1000W PSU, sure it is enough even for 3 GTX680's, MORE than enough. thumb.gif

People like to exagerate when it comes to wattage needed for GPU's. tongue.gif
    
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Let me know how it performs.

Also how much power do you need for 680 SLI?

1000W PSU enough? 

I have a 1000w PSU and 590 Quad will be a bad choice for me unless i upgrade the PSU, so i will probably grab 2 680s.

GTX580 TDP - 244W
GTX680 TDP - 190W

Considering I was running a 3-Way SLI of GTX580's even overclocked to 900MHz on a 1000W PSU, sure it is enough even for 3 GTX680's, MORE than enough. thumb.gif

People like to exagerate when it comes to wattage needed for GPU's. tongue.gif

I don't get why people have this weird concept that as hardware becomes more powerful it requires more power. As each generation of hardware hits (580 step up to 680) the technology in power consumption is nearly proportional to the advancement in its capabilities. A new CPU (2500k) at 4.5GHz+ requires just about equally as much power as an old CPU like an AMD 64 3200+. If anything, it's more PECULIAR if the power consumption increases (judging by recent improvements over the past 5+ years). The 680's TDP is nearly 25% lower than the 580's. I wouldn't be surprised if it is nearly the same improvement at max load.
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I don't get why people have this weird concept that as hardware becomes more powerful it requires more power. As each generation of hardware hits (580 step up to 680) the technology in power consumption is nearly proportional to the advancement in its capabilities. A new CPU (2500k) at 4.5GHz+ requires just about equally as much power as an old CPU like an AMD 64 3200+. If anything, it's more PECULIAR if the power consumption increases (judging by recent improvements over the past 5+ years). The 680's TDP is nearly 25% lower than the 580's. I wouldn't be surprised if it is nearly the same improvement at max load.

Agreed, I am impressed and how good these GTX680 are when it comes to power draw, I can now do Folding@Home on my GTX680 and it won't kill our electricity's monthly bill. biggrin.gif
    
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