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Is it worthwhile to SLI an MSI GTS 250 - 512

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September 4, 2010 9:16:50 PM

My current system setup has an MSI GTS250 512 running to a 22"ACER monitor and I am getting ready to set up to go wireless to a 2nd monitor. Given that there will likely be some speed issues with this setup I am wondering if it would be worthwhile to by a second GTS250 512 for $69 at Newegg and go SLI?

I don't have a lot of money to spend so having sufficient resources for a minimal cost would be advantageous.

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September 4, 2010 9:17:24 PM

I forgot OCZ GAMEXTREME 700 PSU
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a c 271 U Graphics card
September 4, 2010 9:27:24 PM

I don't know or see how SLi would help if you're going wireless to another monitor but for a sheer gaming performance increase if you don't care for DX11, it's 70 bucks spent that will keep you going for a while I reckon.
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September 4, 2010 9:50:35 PM

The wife wants to watch TV and DVD's in the kitchen and the wireless to an existing monitor I have laying around while still running the ACER at the same time I figured I'd need some extra video processing power.
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a c 271 U Graphics card
September 4, 2010 9:56:09 PM

Sli will not be used if you are just watching telly.
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a c 376 U Graphics card
September 4, 2010 10:03:11 PM

A single GTS 250 can easily handle two monitors on it's own. The only advantage you will gain from SLI is in gaming.
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September 4, 2010 10:06:36 PM

Well, I guess that answers that. The wife should be pleased. I was trying to justify a 2nd GPU.

Just out of curiosity...does my GAMEXTREME 700 PSU have enough balls to power 2 GTS 250's?
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a c 271 U Graphics card
September 4, 2010 10:09:26 PM

I would have thought so, they only use about 90w.
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September 4, 2010 10:31:37 PM

Thank you very much for your help!!
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September 13, 2010 12:47:28 PM

Best answer selected by wayneepalmer.
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a c 271 U Graphics card
September 13, 2010 4:40:36 PM

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