I5 760 system (SLI?)

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
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  1. 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 $.
  2. your psu will be able to take it. and with room to spare!

    check out this link for all the info you need :P : http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/245760-15-8800gt-performance-scaling-review

    it show not only the power consumption but also how well your gpu's will work.
  3. 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!
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162058&cm_re=460-_-14-162-058-_-Product

    The best cheap one I think, is the Asus 460 DCU for 150$ but a promo with newegg gives it an immediate 10% discount putting it at 135$, then there is an MIR for 20$ putting it down to only 110$.

    Link to the DCU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121390&cm_re=460-_-14-121-390-_-Product
  7. Nah I am not planning to purchase VC, by the way can my PSU run 2 x 8800 GT with my current system setup? Just wondering
  8. It might, could you link the SPECFIC corsair 450w?
  9. Oh yeah I think it should handle SLI 8800GT, I mean that is way better than there current builder series psus.
  10. That's cool, guess I will wait and see.
  11. well i think were done here...
    you can allways ask us more :)
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