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    Okay, My GPU is getting old already.

    as soon the payment is verified on bank I'm buying http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=E145-2062

    Now i have some few questions.

    ATI card's should work right?(not the 4x obviously but 2x/3x)

    2x or 3x of this http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...?EdpNo=6817311 is better than 2x of gtx 460 something.

    Or what? The final price for GPU parts should be under 600(700 for shipping and tax)

    Also, I can like buy one gtx 480 and wait more days till i earn more for next one etc. or whatever just throw your ideas here ty!
    -Zank

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    I would propably had to wait a bit to see the hole series of Ati and what Nvidia has yet to release.I wouldn't haste on the 6xxx series yet.5870x2 seems a good deal but still i will have to wait to see the 6xxx cause if they rebranding will be a bit confusing.GTX 480 is a great single gpu card but for the cost i would go for a 5970 which at the time is the baddest card.Its all about your budget.If you can afford x2 GTX 480 as you said,get x2 5970 and you are done.If i didnt had the luxury to wait thats how i would go.

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    I have two HD5970s and just bought two MSI GTX480 Twin Frozr and I have to be honest so far the 480s are beating the hell out of the 5970s in Vantage as well as 3DM06

    As far as Gaming the once again the 480s have the lead, plus Nvidia always has the best drivers, and updates them more often.

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    Let's assuming you can afford every GPU you want to buy;
    GTX 480 is the fastest single GPU at the moment, 5870 is right behind the 480. The new 6870 is not much better than 5870. But you should wait to see the 69xx series though.

    However, if you get 2x 480 then you must better have the cooling solution though. These cards run damn hot, multiple 480s will heat up your case at no time.

    IMO, what the point when you get Classified 4-way and dont maximize its designing purpose. If you want to do 3-way then why not stay with the current mobo?

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    FYI... 2 x 1G 460's are not far off from 1 x 480. Only a $400 investment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    the 480s are beating the hell out of the 5970s
    To be honest i didnt knew that.Crap....anyone wants my 5970??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drdeath View Post
    FYI... 2 x 1G 460's are not far off from 1 x 480. Only a $400 investment.
    Sorry but English isn't my first, I am having hard time to understand, can you please reexplain?

    I checked gtx 480's seem they are 499 Range, I can buy one now and when stupid daopay finallys payouts then probably from there i can get an second gtx 480.

    But there's alot of products and so on; anybody has recommendations?(links please too thanks)!!
    -Zank

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    He meants two 460s only cost you around $400 instead of $500 for one 480 and the performance is pretty close to 480.

    In my opinion, just get the reference card then overclock the card yourself. It is cheaper than factory overclocked ready.

    Which brard is better?

    You should look for long term warranty, good customer support and local RMA dept.

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    After figuring out, Seem i will have about 1.2k(after buying my new case and Mobo)

    4x of 460 or 2x 480 which wins?
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    one more thing, you need a better PSU than your current one to handle 4 SLI cards, at least 1000w and up.

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    Oh yea; i am buying new PSU

    for 4x 460 1000 watt's enough?
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    use this PSU calculator to estimate the PSU requirement for the upgrades
    http://www.extreme.outervision.com/p...ulatorlite.jsp

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
    use this PSU calculator to estimate the PSU requirement for the upgrades
    http://www.extreme.outervision.com/p...ulatorlite.jsp
    I'm having hard time to properly setup with my conpect setup; for some reason it's telling me it only need's 500 watt something.. WTF lol
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    give me your hardware specs (everything) and I will do the estimate for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
    use this PSU calculator to estimate the PSU requirement for the upgrades
    http://www.extreme.outervision.com/p...ulatorlite.jsp
    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
    give me your hardware specs (everything) and I will do the estimate for you.
    I7920(not OC)
    Case(there's detials about fans too)http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=C283-2080
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    Ok the estimate 850W with 4x 480 in SLI, PSU overclocking is not calculated.

    So, a 1000w PSU is for than enough to handle 4x 460 and Oced i7.

    The calculator is not including 4-way SLI, so you have to calculate two separately then add then on to the total wattage.

    Wattage requires to run two 460s is about 300w, and your system without overclocking the CPU is around 550w. Final estimation 550w + 300w = 850W

    And if you want to go with 4x 480s then you need at least 1250w PSU. Overclocking is not calculated here, everything run at stock.

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