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Old 05-08-09, 03:20 PM   #37
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I can vouch for that PSU. I'm running GTX 280s SLI which suck even more power than the 285s, as well as a third 8400 GS on it with no problems whatsoever. Its a bit messy on the cable side though, and if you don't have a good cable management case (the Antec 900 isn't one unfortunately, perhaps you should go for the Antec 902), the cables be everywhere inside your machine. That is my main problem right now with my build.
It's OK, I will just cut off the cables that I am not using.
Do you have the 900 case? How do you like it, other than the cables thing..
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Old 05-08-09, 03:29 PM   #38
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Thank you for the suggestions! I just ordered a nice case so I should be fine with heat. If and when I want to overclock I will need a better cooler. I will keep them in mind.
The coolers I listed were for the tiny case XD. If you want real coolers then go with either true 120 (might need sanding) or xigmatek cooler on the cheaper side.
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Old 05-08-09, 03:32 PM   #39
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The coolers I listed were for the tiny case XD. If you want real coolers then go with either true 120 (might need sanding) or xigmatek cooler on the cheaper side.
It's going to be a while before I get a new cooler. I have a lot to learn about overclocking before I go messing around with that. By then I think they will have a lot more options for coolers.
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Old 05-08-09, 04:46 PM   #40
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It's OK, I will just cut off the cables that I am not using.
Do you have the 900 case? How do you like it, other than the cables thing..
Its a great case in terms of airflow (2 front 120mm fans, 1 rear 120mm fan, and 1 top 200mm fan). Even with the mess of cables I have, my machine keeps pretty cool. The fans do get pretty loud though, but then again I have them all on max as well. Its pretty roomy also (you will have to remove this interior assembly for an extra fan in front of the top hard drive bay though to fit in a card like the GTX 280).
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Old 05-08-09, 06:21 PM   #41
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Its a great case in terms of airflow (2 front 120mm fans, 1 rear 120mm fan, and 1 top 200mm fan). Even with the mess of cables I have, my machine keeps pretty cool. The fans do get pretty loud though, but then again I have them all on max as well. Its pretty roomy also (you will have to remove this interior assembly for an extra fan in front of the top hard drive bay though to fit in a card like the GTX 280).
I see what your saying now that I look at the photos more closely. Not a big deal.
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Old 05-11-09, 10:13 AM   #42
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So I am sure about my GTX-285 now. I just installed W7RC yesterday along with Cryisis. So far I have set the graphics settings to "Extreme" or "gamer"...whatever the highest setting is called. I have only tested 4x AA so far and the game runs really smooth with a steady frame rate. Never would have even dreamed about that with the 4850. I am having some nvidia driver issues with W7RC still but, I'm working on it. Thank for all the help!
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I'm not sure exactly what you'd need for GTX 285 SLI but this unit is awesome:

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I have that very same PSU in my new core i7/GTX 285 system and it doesn't skip a beat.
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So I am sure about my GTX-285 now. I just installed W7RC yesterday along with Cryisis. So far I have set the graphics settings to "Extreme" or "gamer"...whatever the highest setting is called. I have only tested 4x AA so far and the game runs really smooth with a steady frame rate. Never would have even dreamed about that with the 4850. I am having some nvidia driver issues with W7RC still but, I'm working on it. Thank for all the help!
Glad to hear everything is working out!

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