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Sell 5970+5850 and get GTX400?

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  1. douglatins

    douglatins

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    Either 3x470 (worried about card clearence issues) and 2x480.

    Should i do it? or wait for GF104 512 sp card

    Also new board and cpu are coming RIIIE and 930

    "Economy over here is great by the way, really easy selling things. God damn it, might have to pay for one 480 since the guy already opened the wraping to test it for me. Was decided on getting a XBOX 360 (new), but then again, without taxex the card will run me of 800$ I can sell it for 1200$

    Also sold my 5850 for 700$... Dunno if was a good idea. Hehe" - Latest post by me!
     
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    Wait.


    Who needs (not wants) more than you have now any way? lol




    Edit: Money would be better spent on a nice D0 920/930...much better clocks at better volts usually; unless your C0 is a monster and that's quiet rare. :)
     
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    I cannot give any logical answer as to why you should.
     
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    1Kurgan1 The Knife in your Back

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    Why? There just is no point in this kind of swap, your setup is unbelievably powerful. Switching to any other setup, even if slightly faster just simply isn't going to matter at all. And you will most likely end up losing quite a bit to even make the switch. Keep what you got, it's awesome.
     
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    I can do it without spending anything.

    I can sell my cards for 2150 over here and get 2x480s from you guys for 1700, or 3 470 for 2000.

    Though i would have to get lucky and dont get taxed, but i usually dont and if so not that much.
     
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    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    I had 3 470's in one rig, they were hot. Two 480's or 3 470's will rape ur ATI setup, but at a lot of expense, and in games who really cares as long as it plays. If you are doing it for benches, go right ahead, but ur combo will handle anything out there now anyways and it wont hit ur wallet;)
     
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    I like ati for temps and power, but nvidia makes drivers waaay better
     
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    That's great you can do it without spending any money to change your stuff......

    ...you will however be spending more money buying another PSU if you wish to run some 3-way SLI action so it cancels its self out.
     
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    3way for 470 a 1000W is enough isnt it?
     
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    At peak, nope.
     
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    Sneeky did a test with a Kill-a-watt showing that it hit 1050w peak on benching his 3-470's 2-470's.. So you need something more.. That was with the same psu that you have.
     
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    That was with only 2 470's;)
     
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    Sell the cards now and than wait for gf 104 :p
     
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    What bench were you running?
     
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    Vantage.
     
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    Shocking.

    Makes Silver and Gold rated PSU's look pretty good with nearly 90% efficiency. Compared to the 83.99% typical (81.95% avg) the older corsair PSUs like the HX1000 and my TX750 get.
     
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    3 cards triggered the "crowbar" (just learned that term today). In reviews I see a bit of overclocking, not what I would call extreme. Once I went water, I went even further on clocks, I bet I could spike over 1100W as it sits now.

    @ 1050W cards were 800/2000
    now with water they run 24/7 at 825/2140, so I can only guess I pull an extra 50W now.
     
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    So i need a 1200W plus psu?
     
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    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    my HX1000 would shut down at extreme OC levels on 3 470's.
     
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    sneaky and douglatis why not u two bench the setup and see who will be the best, the sneaky rig or doug rig( and i really want to know who is the most powerful , HD5970+HD5850 or 2X GTX 470)

    and doug u can decide if it worth it or not based on the bench, thats why you will be satisfied or if not just grab 2X GTX 470+ buy 1200 watt PSU
     
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    My scores are in the Vantage thread in the general software section of the forums.
     
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    tbh, I really don't trust benchmark program, because it quite different than actual game.


    if you don't mind please benchmark it with a game, but if you can't do it I can understand, I just curious who is the best setup.
     
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    I dont care...what game? That is if I have it;)
     
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    the most demanding (graphic wise) game that you have.

    lets the showdown begin :rockout:
     

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