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Old 05-13-2009, 02:44 PM   #11
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Default Re: Tri SLI GTX285 or Quad SLI GTX295

lol quad sli 295 is way overkill at this moment, for any system man, i suggest just buying one 295 right now and than possibly later on getting another one depending on your computer screen and on the course gaming takes

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Quad sli? WOW. I have dual 4870's on my 30 inch and thats awesome...but QUAD Sli on a 50? That would be awesome Expensive as hell, but awesome! If ya got the $$ go for it
that dont matter, a 50 inch tv is only 1920x1080 because its a tv screen, only computer monitors go up as high as 2560x1600 but 1080p tvs have a resolution of 1920x1080
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Old 05-13-2009, 04:19 PM   #12
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Is it even possible to draw that amount of power out of a US socket seeing it's only 110 volts lol

So depending on the number of amps I doubt it's even possible lol
Lol, I think if you were going to run Quad SLI 295's and a CPU and RAM to match them, you would need something more than 1000 watts. I would think something like this ULTRA 1600 Watt PSU would be suitable. Although it uses a special wall socket type that can draw more power and that can be expensive to upgrade.

The single +12 Volt rail is 117 AMPS. Absolutely rediculous for anything other than a sutup like a Phenom II 940 @ highest OC, 8 Gigs of RAM, like 10 HD's, and 2 GTX 295's in Quad SLI.
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Default Re: Tri SLI GTX285 or Quad SLI GTX295

None.....4 video cards is completely ridiculous. Even 3 is overkill.

Whatever you are doing 1 video card should suit you fine. 2 max
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None.....4 video cards is completely ridiculous. Even 3 is overkill.

Whatever you are doing 1 video card should suit you fine. 2 max
I don't know if you mean 4 separate video cards but to my knowledge, there is no intel-SLI setup like that on the market. The GTX 295 however is a hybrid SLI video card so when you put 2 in quad SLI, you are essentially getting the power from 4 video cards (Which is ridiculous).
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Default Re: Tri SLI GTX285 or Quad SLI GTX295

thats wat tommy meant by 4 cards
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thats wat tommy meant by 4 cards
That's what I thought, but just checking. No hard harm done ya know?
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That's what I thought, but just checking. No hard harm done ya know?
ya man im the same way at times lol so it dont really matter, just checking like you lol
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Well yeah, that's what I thought the OP meant as well. Still, having 2 cards that are essentially the power of 4 cards is still wayyyyyy overkill for a normal user.
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Well yeah, that's what I thought the OP meant as well. Still, having 2 cards that are essentially the power of 4 cards is still wayyyyyy overkill for a normal user.
Other than the massive heat issue, 9800GX2 was a great card and more than anyone would even use, even today.
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Haha basically, I get like a new pc every 2-3 years or so, dont have much of a habit of upgrading in between periods, not much of a budget either ;P but Yeah, for competitive gaming I want all the FPS I can get per second ;P So getting the best I can now would be nice ;P

And Yes I was meaning 2 GTX295s (that is quad SLI).
And you'd be suprised about games not needing that ;P
Crysis Warhead was tested to run at 90ps avg. with 2 GTX295's and an overclocked i7. That seems about what I'd like ;P

And I was suprised when I researched this, and found out that 3 GTX285s in tri SLI outperformed 2 GTX295s in quad SLI in every test I found.
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