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Ddanz Jul 19, 2013, 06:13pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jul 19, 2013, 07:44pm EDT

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Hey guys! I have a evga gtx570 1.2GB GDDR5 which I purchased over an year ago and I wanted to add another but I can't seem to find the same card to run SLI.. what do I do? Can I just get another gtx570 card? Many thanks in advance!

Here is my card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130593


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mothow Jul 19, 2013, 10:08pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jul 19, 2013, 10:11pm EDT

 
>> Re: Wanting to run SLI, need suggestions/help! :)
You can use any GTX 570 they all work together as long as its the same core.Size and shaped doesnt matter.Just make sure you have the same amount of ram for best results

Any reason you wouldnt rather upgrade to a GTX 770 3GB .That would give you better performance all the way around than two GTX 570's.Even a HD 7950 or 7970 would be better .Just sell your current GTX 570 while its still worth something to help fund the new card

Question.What are your other specs.And monitor size and resolution?

ASRock Z97 Extreme 4 / i7 4790K / Corsair H80i / 4x4GB Crucial Ballistix Smart Tracer DDR3 1600 / 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black / 240GB Mushkin Chronos Deluxe SSD / 2x Evga GTX 670 FTW 2GB in SLI / Sound Blaster Recon3D Fatal1ty / Corsair HX1000w
Ddanz Jul 21, 2013, 02:44pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jul 21, 2013, 02:49pm EDT

 
>> Re: Wanting to run SLI, need suggestions/help! :)
mothow said:
You can use any GTX 570 they all work together as long as its the same core.Size and shaped doesnt matter.Just make sure you have the same amount of ram for best results

Any reason you wouldnt rather upgrade to a GTX 770 3GB .That would give you better performance all the way around than two GTX 570's.Even a HD 7950 or 7970 would be better .Just sell your current GTX 570 while its still worth something to help fund the new card

Question.What are your other specs.And monitor size and resolution?


Oh I see... no, no particular reason. I'm open to upgrading as well.

But here are my specs:

Asus Sabertooth Z77
Corsair H80
G.Skill 16GB DDR3 1866
i7 3770k 3.5GHz
eVGA GTX 570 1.2GB
Corsair Force 120GB SSD
1TB WDC Black
Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-520 520W
Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Case
ASUS VS238H-P 23" 2ms x2

mothow Jul 26, 2013, 03:41pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jul 26, 2013, 03:47pm EDT

 
>> Re: Wanting to run SLI, need suggestions/help! :)
SLI might put a strain on that PSU(dont quote me on that)But personally with your monitor and psu id stick with a single card like a GTX 670 or GTX770 or AMD HD 7870 or 7950.You can still get a decent price for your GTX 570.Honestly though that GTX 570 should be fine for right now.Nice setup by the way

ASRock Z97 Extreme 4 / i7 4790K / Corsair H80i / 4x4GB Crucial Ballistix Smart Tracer DDR3 1600 / 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black / 240GB Mushkin Chronos Deluxe SSD / 2x Evga GTX 670 FTW 2GB in SLI / Sound Blaster Recon3D Fatal1ty / Corsair HX1000w
john albrich Jul 27, 2013, 02:19am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jul 27, 2013, 02:20am EDT

 
>> Re: Wanting to run SLI, need suggestions/help! :)
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It also appears from your configuration that you are probably overclocking. If that is the case then mothow's justifiable concern is even more applicable re the 520watt PSU's maximum rated power output with your proposed 2x high-function video card SLI configuration.

Ddanz Jul 27, 2013, 03:03am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jul 27, 2013, 03:04am EDT

 
>> Re: Wanting to run SLI, need suggestions/help! :)
mothow said:
SLI might put a strain on that PSU(dont quote me on that)But personally with your monitor and psu id stick with a single card like a GTX 670 or GTX770 or AMD HD 7870 or 7950.You can still get a decent price for your GTX 570.Honestly though that GTX 570 should be fine for right now.Nice setup by the way


Oh if I went SLI I would definately get a stronger PSU of course.. I was just curious to see what I should do and as always come to you guys for suggestions hehe :)
Ahh haha thanks! Are my monitors not up to par?

Ddanz Jul 27, 2013, 03:06am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Wanting to run SLI, need suggestions/help! :)
john albrich said:
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It also appears from your configuration that you are probably overclocking. If that is the case then mothow's justifiable concern is even more applicable re the 520watt PSU's maximum rated power output with your proposed 2x high-function video card SLI configuration.


Oh no overclocking.. Not yet atleast ;P but of course I would get a stronger PSU if I were to run SLI :)


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