Hey guys I have currently had this dilemma for the past week and I am not entirely sure what to do. I purchased a single 560ti a few months ago and have been thoroughly pleased with the performance. I am looking to upgrade to SLI. My PSU can handle it (1000W) but I have a few problems.
My single card already takes up two slots and I have a wireless network card connected and a soundblaster sound card also connected. If you couldn't tell, I have no more room for another pci slot to do SLI. I would have to remove either the sound card or the wireless adapter. I am currently testing out a USB network adapter and it seems to be doing just as good as the pci network card. Would there be a noticeable difference in sound quality/performance without the sound card?
The other problem is that I am not entirely sure about the future releases of nvidia and cannot decide whether it would be beneficial to wait and upgrade later or just upgrade now (there is a MIR for $30 currently). Any and all help is greatly appreciated.
Well Im in the same boat as you my friend, other than the whole sound card part, ive been gaming off wireless adapter (Cisco AE1000) and hardly ever have drop outs. Now another thing to consider is you CPU gonna be bottle necked by SLI. Some CPU's perform better without bottle necks on a high end single card than SLI. i have been using onboard sound on my Sabertooth 990FX and don't have any issues with it. but i game with a head set on my head all the time. Kepler won't be out for atleast another 2 maybe 3 months. I did hear a rumor some where of February but dont count on it. Kepler specs that may or may not be legit are looking decent. but i my self wanna see what kepler is doing before i SLI. and think of it this way the GTX 560 TI will come down in price some with kepler's release. Or you can SLI. Sell you cards if you want kepler when it comes. I'd be willing to buy them maybe
The cheapest and best upgrade for you in my opinion is to overclock your cpu, you will notice a difference in performance and it should keep you happy till you decide to upgrade your whole system when the time comes.