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would a 750w handle 2 285s and an i5 at 4ghz?
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Yes your PSU will handle it easily, it will probably only pull 600-650w load i'd say.

EDIT: Unless you can get the 285 on the cheap i'd recommend selling and getting a 460...thats what i did with my 2 GTX280s.
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post #3 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeffries7 View Post
Yes your PSU will handle it easily, it will probably only pull 600-650w load i'd say.

EDIT: Unless you can get the 285 on the cheap i'd recommend selling and getting a 460...thats what i did with my 2 GTX280s.
you upgrade from 2 280'sto 1 460 ??? that allot of power lose...

how much can you get a 285 ?

what your budget ?
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you upgrade from 2 280'sto 1 460 ??? that allot of power lose...

how much can you get a 285 ?

what your budget ?
as cheap as i can get it.

my local comp store's site is down so i cant check prices. im not even sure if they hav them in stock anymroe.
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post #5 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeffries7 View Post
Yes your PSU will handle it easily, it will probably only pull 600-650w load i'd say.

EDIT: Unless you can get the 285 on the cheap i'd recommend selling and getting a 460...thats what i did with my 2 GTX280s.
That sounds like a terrible idea to downgrade like that. I'd probably get another 285 if the price is right.
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The 285 is faster than a 460. Why would you do that?

I'd sell the 285, pick up a 570 and call it a day.
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The 285 is faster than a 460. Why would you do that?

I'd sell the 285, pick up a 570 and call it a day.
if i manage to sell it for $150 at the most, i would still have to have pay $220 for the 570.

which card would be faster?
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post #8 of 16
the 570 is the same performance as the 480....

i went from a 285 to a 480....

there is a nice performance increase....

also you get DX11

which is very nice
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the 570 is the same performance as the 480....

i went from a 285 to a 480....

there is a nice performance increase....

also you get DX11

which is very nice
i meant sli 285 to 570.
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post #10 of 16
It seems kind of odd to recommend an AMD card here (you guys are all recommending NVIDIA ) but the AMD Radeon HD 6950 is the best deal. You can unclock it to a 6970. There's a guide on TechPowerUp. You get something that's worth $30-$40 more for less.
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