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    Default GeForce GTX 580 Classified ULTRA w/ Thermaltake TP W0133RU

    I posted this on the EVGA forums but was hoping to get some more opinions on this site that is knowledgeable about PSU's.

    I am looking at swapping out my 2 X 480 GTX with a pair of GeForce GTX 580 Classified ULTRA cards. It is a pretty pricey upgrade so I have a couple questions before I purchase them. These cards require two 8-pin and one 6-pin power connector each. My current cards only use one of each.

    Below is a pic of what my PSU looks like. I am currently using one 8-pin and 6-pin off of the V3 rail for one card and another 8-pin and 6-pin off the V4 rail for the other card. The V4 rail still has a spare 8-pin outlet so I should be able to hook that up to the new card for the other 8-pin requirement. The issue is that the V3 rail has a spare 6-pin outlet and I need another 8-pin one. I am wondering if I can simply use a 6-pin to 8-pin adapter or maybe use a Y-splitter, using the 6-pin off that rail as well as one of the spare 6-pins I have on the V1 rail. Any advice would be appreciated.


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    On topic, you'll be perfectly fine using a 6pin -> 6+2pin adapter, your PSU is a solid CWT PUC unit, kinda' old though.

    Off topic, why on earth would you buy two GTX 580 Classified cards now!?.. both the 7970 and the 7950 are superior and can be found cheaper, the 7950s can be found a lot cheaper..
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    Thanks for the info. I am a hardcore 3D Vision junkie so I am tied to Nvidia, good or bad. I plan on doing a major upgrade when Windows 8 comes out and will get a new PSU then. My old one has been great to me and if I can use it for a while longer that will save me money.

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    Then stick to your 480s for a while longer... Kepler should hit stores in a couple of months.
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    Exactly. Going from 2xGTX480 to 2xGTX580 is just a collosal waste of money, let alone 2x Classified.
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    GTX 480 performs about the same as GTX 570, so I too think that you'd be wasting a serious load of money going for 2x GTX 580, especially with the super-pricey Classifieds... Even if you were to sell your 480s for a fair amount, it just seems much more prudent to wait for a couple of months and go for Kepler.
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    I may have a reason to support EVGA sales now, but I do have to admit that this doesn't seem like a wise upgrade. However, if you can spend >$1000 on a 20% performance boost then more power to you. And frankly at that point you should shell out $200 more for a PSU with the right connectors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
    I may have a reason to support EVGA sales now, but I do have to admit that this doesn't seem like a wise upgrade. However, if you can spend >$1000 on a 20% performance boost then more power to you. And frankly at that point you should shell out $200 more for a PSU with the right connectors.
    You working for EVGA now?

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    Nah, he just fell in love
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redbeard View Post
    You working for EVGA now?
    Yup, though not officially until the end of the month; gotta have time to pack and move to California.
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