My System i5 760 @ 2.8Ghz Asus P7P55D Pro Corsiar 450 PSU 1 x Ocz Vertex 2 60GB 2 x Segate 250Gig (Raid 1) 1 x 4gig G.Skill PC12800 1 x evga 8800 GT
Questions are? Can my PSU handle SLI on two x 8800? My monitor only runs at 1280 x 1024 resolution, it is worth it to get 2 x 8800GT? And what kind of performance improvement will I see if I do go SLI?
Give me some thoughts thanks
You would really be pushing it on the PSU, I wouldn't try it, but a better option regardless would be to get a single GTX 460, for about the same $.
your psu will be able to take it. and with room to spare!
oh and i would recomend buying another gpu alltogether, you wont get much out of sli and a new video card could make a whole lot of difference!
I maybe able to get a cheap 8800GT off ebay or something if it's worth it, if not I probably wont' bother with it.
SLI does give you a pretty significant performance boost with the newer cards (460s in SLI were amazing), but I have no experience with the older cards, so take that with a grain of salt.
Well... I recommend just not even getting a new one, sure you could get one off of Ebay cheap but the performance increase from 8800GT to 460 is pretty large. I mean the 460 OC'd even just a bit could reach the 470's performance. Plus the 460 is so cheap now, it'll be a great buy!
The cheapest Newegg 460 is a Galaxy one for 135$ and 115$ after MIR.