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  1. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    Yea Dave is talking me into the UD7. Apparently my age old Asus love is going to come to an end. :laugh:
     
  2. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    Great deal on that board, that is going to make a sick setup!

    Which PSU setup are you going to use?
     
  4. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    TPQ-850

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    psu calc of
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    10xhigh performance fans

    If it makes you feel any better the TPQ-850 and TPQ-1000 are identical in all ways. At least mine is 25A CB's on all 4 12v rails etc.
     
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    I think you'll be just fine. since you are watercooling the card will actually draw less than most think. Low temps definitely help alot, just wondering if you were sticking with the dual setup or not :)
     
  6. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    Oh I am after I get back from the desert.
     
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    You could maybe even throw the cpu 8 pin onto the silverstone to split up the rails more, not sure how you have it set up now, from my experience running a pump is just lightly more juice than a standard blower fan on 1 videocard at high speed. again in triple SLI its going to be beast, with the propper drivers there should be no micro-stuttering just bawls out BF3. I have always been a bigger fan of 3 vs 2 GPUs.
     
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    Going to try for my 2nd 480 by the end of the month. I was just playing with Warhead again, and decided to try for 16x aa as it crushed my 285s. No drop in min or max fps from 4x, actually I think it picked up a couple of fps min. These cards still surprise me!
     
  9. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    Looked into how the rails are split on my Antec TPQ-850. So going to skip the group regulated Silverstone and run the Antec on its own. Should be able to hold its own without any issues.

    Rails will be split

    12v1 8 Pin EPS connector+pumps (4 pin->molex adapter)
    12v2 1 card (via molex adapters)+fans+HDD
    12v3 24 pin+1 card
    12v4 1 card

    My unit for whatever reason is listed at 25A per rail unlike every other TPQ-850 I have seen which are all rated to 18A per rail. However at 25A that leaves the ability to draw 1200w via the 12v rail alone...I will have to keep a close eye on the voltages.
     
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    It's a quality PSU I think it will handle the load just fine, GPU overclocks might not go super high but then again who needs massive clockspeed when 3 are alternating frames. :rockout:
     
  11. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    After looking at the card reviews average consumption per card will be around 150w I assume it will be similar with mine overclocked and the temp cut in half. I am possibly getting an immensely good deal on an 8150 which at 5ghz 1.55v pulls 247w that puts me just shy of 700w for the hefty components if everything was running pretty close to max. The TPQ-850 is rated for 768w continuous from the 12v rail. That leave next to nothing for the fans...may have to run the ultra kaze's alone instead of all the nidecs I had planned or I could run all of the fans off of my 12v pyramid PS-36KX.

    (sorry trying to convince myself I wont blow my TPQ-850)
     
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    I think you'll know fairly quick if the PSU is up to the task. It's got safety mechanisms I'm sure to when if it's overdrawn it will just shut down. Plus Antec sells quality PSU and just like most companies that deal in high end power units slightly underrate them.
     
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    @cdawall You'll be fine; when the GTX 400 series launched most reviewers used X58 motherboards which consumed quite a bit; that's why all the graphs show figures that high. I've had my cards with a Phenom II x4, a Phenom II x6 and now an i7 3820 and idle power consumption is around 180w and load (depends on the game) can go from 400w to around 550w.
     
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    I can vouch for the tpq-850,I ran one for 4 years with multiple SLI and Xfire setups.
     
  15. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    Shoot I don't know what I was getting worked up about its all of 30w more than the dual 4870X2 setup I ran a while back I should be fine. Albeit I lacked the crazy fans at the time. Will be interesting to see how noisy the PSU gets with 510w worth of GPU's alone pulling off of it.
     
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    Hmm, after seeing the above posts, I may have to consider a 1000w psu soon. My 950 is pretty power hungry at 4ghz, with 24gbs ram, 4 hds, 8 case fans.... Wonder if I'd go over my psu's peak of 900w with 2 480s?
     
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    Nice setup cdawall! Well it looks like I get my early xmas present next week if stock holds out. Should be ordering my 2nd 480 on wednesday.....
     
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    Turns out the CHVF was DOA :/ will have to see if Newegg will cross ship me another board.
     
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    That sucks... Usually Open Box boards and GPU's are great, but there are times when NewEgg will ship out a dud. They will get you fixed up in no time.
     
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    No big Asus is cross shipping a new one.
     
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    Nice, thats the first good thing I have heard about ASUS in a while, I have read quite a few horror stories about them lately. Will be watching for pics and results :D

    Just throwing this out there, I put my 480 up in the classifieds, I hate to sell her, she is so pretty, but I need a card with more vram.
     
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    Went ahead and installed the board to test fit everything. Looks real pretty in there.
     
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    3 mcr 220qp, mcr 320qp and mcr420qp.
     
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