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Any significant benefit for sli x2 gtx 970s for gaming?

So recently I bought a gtx 970, however I just happen to receive another one as a gift and I was actually considering selling it, but then SLI came to my mind. I've never done it before so I want to ask those that do, would I gain a significant benefit from it?

I have an i7 3770 and and GTX 970 already. It would probably run most games well enough, would another card give me any significant benefit or is it just overkill. I'm solely using it for gaming, no extreme 3d modeling tasks or work. I would also have to up my PSU and probably look into extra cooling, It's not undoable, but I don't want to do it unless they're is more benefit that what I think I'll be getting.
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  1. If you game at 1080p 60hz you would have no need for sli 970's, but if you game at 1080p 144hz or 1440p I would say sli them.
  2. disturbed force said:
    If you game at 1080p 60hz you would have no need for sli 970's, but if you game at 1080p 144hz or 1440p I would say sli them.


    My resolution will not be that high. I guess I'll sell it then.
  3. GTX 970 SLI will be quite useful when running at higher resolutions. Also games like GTA V, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Far Cry 4, The Witcher 3, and Batman: Arkham Knight will need both 970s to run on maxed settings at 60 fps or above, even at 1080p. For future-proof purposes, I'd say keep it.
  4. Joseph DeGarmo said:
    GTX 970 SLI will be quite useful when running at higher resolutions. Also games like GTA V, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Far Cry 4, The Witcher 3, and Batman: Arkham Knight will need both 970s to run on maxed settings at 60 fps or above, even at 1080p. For future-proof purposes, I'd say keep it.


    If I we're to keep it, could you recommend a good psu for sli? What about cooling?
  5. Best answer
    EVGA 750w B2 is a great PSU for the money, currently at $59.99 at NCIX US. You should also install more case fans if your case will support them.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $59.99
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-05-12 22:26 EDT-0400
  6. My case isn't very large, I can put some fans on the top outside my case.
  7. Using a high-performance CPU cooler, such as a Noctua DH-15, helps also if you can create a budget for it.
  8. Joseph DeGarmo said:
    Using a high-performance CPU cooler, such as a Noctua DH-15, helps also if you can create a budget for it.


    I can get it, but it looks rather large, I don't think it would fit inside my case. Could I use two smaller fans at the top of my case, or use a non desktop specific fan?

    EDIT, on second thought it might fit, but would that be good for cooling? Am I set if I were to install that?
  9. Check the dimensions of the case and the CPU cooler to see if they will play nice together. You can also look into liquid cooling, such as a Corsair HX100i, if the case will support radiator installment. And yes, better CPU cooling can help reduce overall system temps since the CPU tends to generate more heat than most of your components.
  10. My main enemy right now is space in my case.

    If I have to get a brand new case it may not be worth it, not even for the money but just the work, soley to get sli.

    But If i can get the Dh-15 to fit I think I can make it work.
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