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Should i sell my 480 and get 2 6850s instead?

Poll Results: Should i sell my 480 and get 2 6850s instead?

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  • 27% of voters (16)
    Yes, if you can't tolerate the noise.
  • 72% of voters (42)
    No, multi gpu setups suck. Stick with your current card.
58 Total Votes  
post #1 of 29
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The noise is so annoying that my mom has started to complain! And i don't feel comfortable letting the card to reach 93'c with auto fan setting, hence i set the fan at 75% during gaming.

Now I'm thinking about selling this fermi jet and getting two msi 6850s, is that a good decision? Considering i just bought the card 1 week ago?mad.giffrown.gif
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You should be able to just return it then, depending on where you bought it from, and exchange it. 2x 6850's outperform even the 580's solo so it's definitely a great option and I'm sure will be much quieter. I would, however, recommend the ASUS and Gigabyte versions over the MSI.

What Motherboard do you have? Need to make sure it is CFX Capable and preferably with 16x/16x or 8x/8x Bandwidth on the lanes.
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Originally Posted by Melee;11847379 
You should be able to just return it then, depending on where you bought it from, and exchange it.

Not possible, it's a used item now. I'm going to lose at least 120$ selling it.

My mobo supports CF at 8x/8x.
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What resolution are you going to be playing at? If it's 1920x1200 or below, then one gtx 480 will max every game out. Two 6850s will beat a gtx 480, however, you don't need the gpu horsepower unless you have a monitor (or monitors) that are (is) higher than 1920x1200. Just stick with the 480 and either get an after market cooler thats silent (like an excelero Xtreme plus (btw I love mine)) or put the card under water.
    
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post #5 of 29
the aftermarket cooler might be the way to go in your case. Id hate to see you loose a lot of money on it and that would be the cheapest way to resolve the noise issue.

6850CF would be awesome though. Will certainly beat any single card out there including a 5970.
post #6 of 29
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Originally Posted by Willanhanyard;11847426 
Just stick with the 480 and either get an after market cooler thats silent (like an excelero Xtreme plus (btw I love mine)) or put the card under water.

Will Evga accept that? Also spending another 50-70$ on an already expensive card is not very.... economical, is it?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bugaspagetti;11847425 
Not possible, it's a used item now. I'm going to lose at least 120$ selling it.

My mobo supports CF at 8x/8x.

On NewEgg, you have 30 days to return GPU's for a Refund. Definitely a better option than taking a huge loss.
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post #8 of 29
Yeah, I wonder why you even thought of the 480 over a 6950 or CF 6850
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The Crossfire 6850s are a good choice, but you are limiting your upgrade path as the 68xx can only dual-SLI. Have you considered the 570 or the 580 instead?
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post #10 of 29
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Originally Posted by ph10m;11847554 
Yeah, I wonder why you even thought of the 480 over a 6950 or CF 6850

MicroStuttering, lack of CF support in some games, etc.. that's what people said. Are those things true? Well they also said Fermis run hot and loud. It turned out to be true:teaching:.

I'm tempted to try CF/SLI for once. Though my MB does not support sli.
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The Crossfire 6850s are a good choice, but you are limiting your upgrade path as the 68xx can only dual-SLI.
My next card will be a GTX 695(Kepler), so that's not a problem.
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