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Would I be able to run SLI 570 with my 850w + mobo

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August 17, 2012 7:59:42 PM

My mobo: GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Power supply: Raidmax 850w http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Think I'm worried about is my mobo/power supply being able to handle the SLI.


I have 2 monitors but I only play games on 1 monitor. Both 23" asus.


Last thing: I for the life of me can't figure out which evga 570 I have between these two.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Is there a way to check in the system that I'm missing?

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August 17, 2012 8:24:17 PM

Both parts will handle the SLI just fine. And the two cards you listed seem to be exactly the same, I wouldn't fret about which one you have.
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August 17, 2012 8:33:28 PM

Only difference I've seen is one is 012-P3-1573-KR and the other 012-P3-1573-AR. Specs look the same to me.
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August 17, 2012 8:34:20 PM

Agree that the motherboard and PSU are fine for GTX 570 SLI, even if I wouldn't have recommended that Raidmax PSU.

The only difference between those two cards that I can see is the length of the warranty;
the 012-P3-1573-AR has a "Limited Lifetime warranty with registration within 30 days of purchase"
and the 012-P3-1573-KR has a "3 year limited warranty. Registration is recommended".

012-P3-1573-AR product page
012-P3-1573-KR product page
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August 17, 2012 8:37:36 PM

Ya the PSU is what I'm mainly worried about. No idea what I was thinking when I built it. Cheap I guess.

Should I just go with a 670 instead?
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August 17, 2012 8:44:49 PM

A single powerful card is always preferable, but a 670 won't outperform two 570's. Since you only game on one monitor, a 670 will be enough to run just about any game on any settings for a single monitor, so that's what I recommend.

Raidmax is generally considered to be a more budget brand, but they're reliable enough.
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August 18, 2012 4:07:42 AM

alright 670 it is then.I think thats the safer route. Thanks
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