I was just wondering, I want to upgrade my video card. I have a Geforce 285 GTX and I want something better but exept of having one card, I want to do sli. So the question is, what video cards should I choose?
just bought a new motherboard and it has 2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (dual at x16/x16 mode).
I don't want top of the line but something awesome
If you can find one for cheap and in stock ( ebay being the only way) and don't care about DX11 then SLI would be the easiest, quickest, more bang/buck upgrade for you possible, but you'll need a hefty psu for that, and make sure you're CPU won't bottleneck.
I don't think you need to upgrade to a 1k watt power supply unless you are planning on running 2 high-end video cards. Unless you also have lots of RAM and a fast CPU, a faster video card may not do much for you.
at load 2 295 in sli you are looking at almost 800 watts on the gpu's alone
my concern would actually be that a 1k watt psu isn't enough for dual 295's with the rest of his system thats only 200 watts to split
*edit* i suck at spelling
He has a 285, which is under 200 watt max. If it was my cash and I wanted to get the cheapest possible upgrade, I'd get a second 285. All upgrade questions really should come with a budget posted. Looking for an upgrade with $1,000 to spend will have a much different set of answers than for someone with $200.