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Thinking about getting dual GPUs

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June 24, 2013 3:07:46 AM

Hello. So, I have decided to upgrade my PC. I wish to insert dual GPU. But, I do not know which models to get nor how much power it needs to run. I currently own a GTX 660 but should I pair it with another GTX 660 or a GTX 660 ti? Also, I do not know how much my juice my computer will need. Here are my components:

Intel Core i5 3570k

GeForce GTX 660

DDR3 1600MHz RAM (8GB)

Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H Motherboard

1TB Western Digital Caviar Black Hard Drive

600W Corsair CX600 PSU

Will a 600W PSU do me well? Or should purchase a 750W? Any help would be appreciated.

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June 24, 2013 3:24:01 AM

The graphics card doesn't matter, both 660 and 660 ti will work. The 660 ti will pair down to the 660 you already have but I would go for a 660 as it will be cheaper then a 660 ti. The powersupply will be fin.
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June 24, 2013 3:28:12 AM

In my opinion, you should save that money and get a >real< better GPU next year or so, then you will experience a true upgrade and will not depend on wich games you run in the computer to get best performance.

Remember that not all games can use a SLI configuration and some run even worse than using only one.
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June 24, 2013 3:54:35 AM

I have a 660 and I don't like it. putting 2 together might help in frame rates but they still lack because of the architecture. save as suggested above and buy a better card.
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June 24, 2013 5:48:41 AM

Jose Navarro Vicente said:
In my opinion, you should save that money and get a >real< better GPU next year or so, then you will experience a true upgrade and will not depend on wich games you run in the computer to get best performance.

Remember that not all games can use a SLI configuration and some run even worse than using only one.


But, the only problem is that my computer may not have enough power to run 2 GPUs. I would like to upgrade my PSU, aswell, but its always a pain in the ass.

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June 24, 2013 5:50:38 AM

swifty_morgan said:
I have a 660 and I don't like it. putting 2 together might help in frame rates but they still lack because of the architecture. save as suggested above and buy a better card.


Alright, what kind of Graphics Card are you suggesting I save up for?
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June 24, 2013 6:21:09 AM

what kind of problems are you having?

what is the monitor resolution?

what games and/or other uses?
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