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GTS450SC in Dual SLI worth it?

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December 1, 2010 4:43:16 PM

I am building a new PC and found myself in a surprise situation. I had no expectation of being able to do SLI on my budget but found the GTS450SC 1GBDDR5 on sale for $60AR each and bought two for the price. I had already purchased the Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3 motherboard based on other features I wanted not focusing on SLI functionality. After reading the SLI FAQs and searching around it looks like I could run both cards in a x16/x4 configuration on this board but the FAQ says this is the "worst" of the 3 SLI configurations. I am only a moderate gamer but am hoping to do some video editing of my new baby boy. Is it worth running the two GTS450SC cards in SLI? Will it make a worthwhile difference in terms of video and maybe CUDA using Badaboom? Or should I return the second card? All of the related postings I could find focused on strictly gaming performance, while I will play games this purchase is mostly for the video editing/transcoding I would like to be doing.

Other System Specs:
Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3
AMD Phenom II x6 1090T
Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1333Mhz 8GB
Corsair F60 SSD 60GB
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December 1, 2010 6:55:06 PM

I don't think your board is SLi capable mate.
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December 1, 2010 8:05:22 PM

Thanks, looks like I'll be taking one of those cards back. :-(
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