Add or ditch SLI? Its that time again!
#1 Posted 28 September 2011 - 10:09 PM
From a cost standpoint would it be better to bump up the power supply and add another GTX260, or sell them and buy a better video card?
My current build.
Asus rampage II extreme
corei7 920 + coolermaster v8
(2) evga gtx260 in SLI
Corsair 600watt psu
#2 Posted 28 September 2011 - 10:18 PM
Just blow out the dust with a compressor or something??
I think your PSU is good enough to handle a nice Nvidia or ATi direct-x 11 card.
Don't know what's really hot these days, I recently bought an MSI HD5850 for a nice price (€150, and now at the same shop the card is still availible but for €255 )
and it performs really well (only sometimes you can hear the capacitors squeel, heard that's a common problem with some of those cards)
I think you should go for a nice 570GTX, those cards are availible from 2Gb till 3gb memory, or a HD6970.
So I say ditch the SLI and go for a nice next-gen GFX card !
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#3 Posted 29 September 2011 - 12:33 AM
Before you buy anything, check how much power it draws. You'll probably be fine with 600 watts, but that's something you definitely wanna check up on beforehand.
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#4 Posted 29 September 2011 - 01:19 AM
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#8 Posted 29 September 2011 - 01:39 PM
Wow. That is an incredibly good read. Very informational... thanks!
In response to the topic, I'd definitely agree with the others and say get a better, single card rather than a 3rd GTX260.
#9 Posted 29 September 2011 - 02:44 PM
Good luck whatever you decide bro. Hey ot but, are you still using the nexus one?
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#11 Posted 29 September 2011 - 08:50 PM
Ditch SLI. One good card is better.
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#13 Posted 17 February 2012 - 02:17 PM
What resolution do you play at?
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#15 Posted 17 February 2012 - 06:14 PM
AND FOR INFORAMTION
SLI/Crossfire is a nice if you have a big ass monitor.
Most of the time the nextgen single card is that of the old gen in Crossfire/SLI or at least 45% close.
Though i am thinking abnout trying to find another 5850 or 6850 for crossfire might be cheaper then buying a new card...sometimes.