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Poll Results: What should I do for Tri-Fire

 
  • 48% (15)
    Pay the premium for the 6990, and still have the PCI lane for soundcard
  • 51% (16)
    Save $300 and pick up used 6950's that are unlocked, but have sandwiched cards and lose soundcard
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post #11 of 19
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Originally Posted by Dexhead View Post
ATI cards are capable of running as physx cards? i thought only nvidia could do that.
No, they can't. I said it can FIT those cards.
    
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post #12 of 19
Just saying. Hed then have to go buy an nvidia card as well if he were to take advantage of that.
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post #13 of 19
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Just saying. Hed then have to go buy an nvidia card as well if he were to take advantage of that.
I was never suggesting that he should go buy a new nvidia card. I was saying that he could put three 6970s in the x16 slots, and a sound card in the top x1 slot. I was using the physx card as an example because thats what the motherboard is supposed to be for.
    
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gotcha. sorry for miscommunication
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post #15 of 19
Get 3 card. One problem is that 800D and 3 card in air might be a bit much.
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post #16 of 19
I wouldget the 3 cards. 800D=not great for air cooling...
May want to think water someday..??
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post #17 of 19
why exactly do you need more than xfire 6970's?

surely that's enough speed for you
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post #18 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post
Get 3 card. One problem is that 800D and 3 card in air might be a bit much.
Yes, yes, yes.

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I wouldget the 3 cards. 800D=not great for air cooling...
May want to think water someday..??
I concur.

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Well, with 3 cards I would have to sandwhich them and they would run very hot and I would lose my soundcard because of 3 cards.
The 6990 is hot as hell on it's own without any help from a 6970 inside a case that's not ideal for air. I'd never plan on running a 6990 on anything but water, let alone cfx with a 6970. Just those two cards yer looking at close to 900w of power... lol on air??
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post #19 of 19
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My 800D is nodded for better Air-Flow as this was one of the biggest concerns when I bought the case.

Also, I had a 5970+5870 before this and it worked just fine.

That's a good point about the first PCI-E slot, but the bump on the NB heat-sink ruins it for some cards.
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