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Need help picking 2nd GPU (Nvidia)

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March 13, 2012 3:52:36 AM

Hello all, thanks for viewing my thread. Apologies, I'm still relatively new and uneducated in computer components.

Here's my specs.

Processor - Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4 GHz
PS - CORSAIR Professional Series HX750 750W
MB - MSI Z68A-GD55
GPU - EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570
RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB DDR3 DDR3 1600
HD - Corsair 120 GB SSD

I'm looking to upgrade my graphics further with a 2nd GPU. I play a wide variety of games. At the moment, I'm a hardcore Skyrim enthusaist and while my setup is great, it's unable to smoothly run some of the top tier graphic mods such as the ENB series.

If I get a 2nd GPU, would the 2nd GPU need to be quality or would performance be sufficient?
How much am I limited by my power supply when picking the GPU?
Should I try to upgrade RAM?

I want to avoid overclocking if I can.

Any suggestions or comments is very much appreciated. :) 

Thank you,


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March 13, 2012 4:07:12 AM

Oh Sorry!

When I say 2nd GPU, I mean an SLI compatible to the one I currently have (GPU - EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570 )

Sorry for any confusion.
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March 13, 2012 6:56:44 AM

You can only get another GTX 570 for SLI, because you cannot make different GPUs work together in SLI. Moreover, they must have same memory. Although the brand doesn't need to match.