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worth getting 3 x GTX280s

post #1 of 8
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hi as the tittle says

i can get 3 x XFX GTX 280s XXX

i can get 3 of them for $500AUD

btw i have a 5870, so sell that and get 3 x 280s
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post #2 of 8
Probably not. Not only will you have to deal with an enormous amount of heat, but you most likely wouldn't be able to run it on your psu.

Just keep your 5870.
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post #3 of 8
No. Keep 5870.
post #4 of 8
It whouldn't be much of a increase at all. just keep that 5870, and maybe crossfire it soon.
For reference, that 950 is fine for 3x 280s, but man, the heat
post #5 of 8
If you want to fold i'd not think twice

Other than that I'd keep the 5870
post #6 of 8
maybe buy one GTX 280 for physX?
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post #7 of 8
I'v had 3x GTX280 and the performance was great. However heat and noise levels do increase pretty fast even in a superbly cooled case. I swapped the 3x GTX280 for 3x GTX 470 and those cards were running cooler and even more silent.

I'd say stick with the HD5870 and get a 2nd for CF is possible
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i've got 2 gtx280, since they came out and theyre still going strong, was thinking of putting another in but the performance is so good with even just the two was no need. are 5870 direct x 11? because the 280's are only dx10, so mayb get another 5870, although tri sli is pretty bling
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