Solved Fairly simple new build sli question Tags: New Build Windows 7 SLI New Build Systems Last response: September 19, 2010 1:19 AM in Systems Share kevbodian September 12, 2010 12:45:06 AM Hey, I've never built a computer with SLI before. Do you hook up both cards when you install Windows 7 or should I install windows 7 with 1 card and then add the second when everything is up and running? New build specs: i7 930 evga x58 sli3 crucial ballistix ddr3 1600 cas8 3x2gb antec 1200 nexus rx-8500 850w psu Msi cyclone n460gtx-1gd5oc (2) sammy spinpoint f3 1tb More about : fairly simple build sli question Best solution Twoboxer a b $ Windows 7 September 12, 2010 1:07:00 AM It may depend on whether you xfire or SLI. Some tips/info in this article: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/amd-crossfire-nvidia-sli-multi-gpu,2678.html If nVidia, essentially you can do it either way. Sometimes, though, its just easier to get the build running in "simple" mode, then move to SLI. I'd go that route because I like "one step at a time". kevbodian September 19, 2010 1:19:23 AM Best answer selected by kevbodian. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumFairly new build receding performance. ForumThis sound good? and a simple gpu question ForumFirst build simple sli question Forumjust a simple question ... ForumTrying to build a system that is fairly good at gaming on a budget ForumFairly Simple Question About Windows 7 and 2 hard drives ForumFairly new to pc custom builds - need help with mobo ForumWhere can i buy a new q6600 fairly cheap? Forumvery quiet, fairly low cost gaming system Forumfairly xtreme build ForumConroe fairly benchmarked finally ForumSimple CPU Question .... I Think :( Forum[ New Build ] Help needed. $900 - $1K AMD Nvidia GTX 460 Dual SLI Build ForumSLI (Somewhat Furture Proof) Build - Questions and Opinions ForumWhich laptop? Fairly serious specs ForumSimple Newbie CD vs Vinyl Question ForumPCI compatibility question More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !