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Old 04-19-10, 06:30 PM   #181
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Default Re: Official "I just got a Geforce GTX 470/480" thread

My Thermaltake Toughpower 1000w arrived today and I finally have my PC back-up. This PSU is plenty enough to drive two GTX 480's and my GTX 260.

Now that I've had some time to play with these 480's they are wonderful. It's nice to play Metro 2033 with all the bells and whistles turned on. It's even playable with Advanced DOF (I am running SLI though). I am very pleased, and very happy with this investment.

Temperature doesn't seem to be too big of a deal. The hottest GPU is in the middle slot and it peaked at 95 C, and I have a rather small case. Note: I run my GPU fans at 100% all the time.

Attached a screenshot of my idle temps after about an hour of Metro 2033. Seems to be stable at these temps when idle.

EDIT: After playing Metro 2033 for several hours I checked my temps and the 480 in the middle slot was up to 95 C, ouch. No problems though.
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