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9800gx2 sli, another power question

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Hi ive been offerd a pair of 9800gx2's cheap so im thinking what the hey. i beleave i have enough power but not entirely sure so thought somone might be able to help.

im running a jeantech 1000w psu with 4 20amp rails set up like this

 

rail 1

m3n-ht motherboard

7750 cpu overclocked to 3.2

akasa nero heatsink

 

rail 2

currently 8800gt

 

rail 3

currently 8800gt

 

rail 4

3 x maxtor diamondmax 10 300gb hd in raid

sony dvdr

6 x system fans on my nzxt tempest

 

any ideas if i can and which combination of rails i should run them off?

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i think optical drives and HDD use the 5v rail not the 12v rail and yes that looks like a a good setup for what you have

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how much are you going to pay for the cards?

i ask because there could be better options for the price

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I'd keep saving if I were you. The cards are relatively old, don't scale well and are vastly inferior on many aspects compared to current generation cards.

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Quad SLI and Quad Crossfire are a waste.Dual cards can offer big increases but each card you add after that sees minimal increases.Id buy them anyway and sell them for a profit.

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I have a question regarding the 9800GX2. With the drivers coming from a long way since it's release, does the GX2 still has some issues?

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I have a question regarding the 9800GX2. With the drivers coming from a long way since it's release, does the GX2 still has some issues?

 

I have had one for about 6 months now and have yet to have any problems other than heat.

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I have had one for about 6 months now and have yet to have any problems other than heat.

 

Because being a dual gpu card, at first it had some compatibility issues, bugs and micro stuttering. If those problems are gone I think that for the price putting both in quad sli 9800GX2 would be a good choice.

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Because being a dual gpu card, at first it had some compatibility issues, bugs and micro stuttering. If those problems are gone I think that for the price putting both in quad sli 9800GX2 would be a good choice.

 

I dont know about quad sli with 2 9800gx2s. Im sure scaling to the 3rd and 4th gpu would be horrible. I would just pick them both up and turn around and sell one. Bet you could make most of your money back with a deal like that.

 

I would definitely post some benches with them in quad sli just to see how well they scale now compared to about a year ago before you sold the second one

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