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Question About Best SLI Card with GTX 560 TI

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April 12, 2013 10:16:31 PM

I have the GTX 560 Ti and really would like to dual monitor. I built this system myself a year ago and did a bunch of research on the best parts at the time then, but I don't know how SLI works much which is necessary since the gtx 560 ti only has one hdmi port and am just looking for some advice.

Also, all I do is play video games. I skimped on my hard drive at the time and didn't get a solid state. Is it a performance upgrade if I got the SSD?

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April 12, 2013 10:27:46 PM

You need an SLI-capable motherboard in order to do this. What make / model is your motherboard?

You'll get fast load times between maps or levels with an SSD, but it won't make your games run better otherwise.

You don't want to game on dual monitor style because that puts the center of every game you play split across two screens by a bezel. Imagine trying to play BF3 with the cross-hairs and your target split between two monitors. Or imagine if your warrior's body in Diablo III was split across two screens. You could run dual monitor with the single 560 ti using two for windows desktop functions while gaming on the 'Primary', but in order for you to effectively game on multiple screens, you'll need 3 monitors.
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April 12, 2013 10:39:25 PM

ubercake said:
You need an SLI-capable motherboard in order to do this. What make / model is your motherboard?

You'll get fast load times between maps or levels with an SSD, but it won't make your games run better otherwise.

You don't want to game on dual monitor style because that puts the center of every game you play split across two screens by a bezel. Imagine trying to play BF3 with the cross-hairs and your target split between two monitors. Or imagine if your warrior's body in Diablo III was split across two screens. You could run dual monitor with the single 560 ti using two for windows desktop functions while gaming on the 'Primary', but in order for you to effectively game on multiple screens, you'll need 3 monitors.


Can't remember my motherboard name, but it was a decent one that is SLI capable, I play my games on windowed mode though I wanted to drag games to my monitor and play netflix on my tv.

Edit: Also, this answered half my question. The other half of my question is the GTX 560 Ti still really good or is there another budget card out there i could put in sli that would perform better with the one i already have in?

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April 12, 2013 11:33:55 PM

tlong20 said:
Can't remember my motherboard name, but it was a decent one that is SLI capable, I play my games on windowed mode though I wanted to drag games to my monitor and play netflix on my tv.


Try this to detail all your system components .... quite ancient but still works

http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

And BTW, Son No. 3 has twin 560 Ti's upstairs and it rocks.....40% more performance than a 580 at 80% of the cost of a 580 (in Son No. 3's box) made it one of the best bang for the buck options ever. He used two monitors for a while using the 1st for gaming and the 2nd for chatting and other stuff .... but gave up the 2nd one after cupla months and just uses the one 120Hz monitor these days. Batman AC in 3D w/ PhysX was a kick tho it did make me queasy the 1st time I played.

He's got his OC'd to about 26% OC .... tho the Asus TOP series cards can be run as high as 30% OC.
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April 13, 2013 12:29:59 AM

JackNaylorPE said:
tlong20 said:
Can't remember my motherboard name, but it was a decent one that is SLI capable, I play my games on windowed mode though I wanted to drag games to my monitor and play netflix on my tv.


Try this to detail all your system components .... quite ancient but still works

http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

And BTW, Son No. 3 has twin 560 Ti's upstairs and it rocks.....40% more performance than a 580 at 80% of the cost of a 580 (in Son No. 3's box) made it one of the best bang for the buck options ever. He used two monitors for a while using the 1st for gaming and the 2nd for chatting and other stuff .... but gave up the 2nd one after cupla months and just uses the one 120Hz monitor these days. Batman AC in 3D w/ PhysX was a kick tho it did make me queasy the 1st time I played.

He's got his OC'd to about 26% OC .... tho the Asus TOP series cards can be run as high as 30% OC.


Thank you, your post is helpful as well I think after a little more research i'll get another one to use in SLI
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