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Advice on SLI/ CROSSFIRE selection with gaming build

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May 19, 2012 6:10:58 PM

After some advice to change my processor to an ivy bridge, I reconstructed my build. If you guys could check for compatibility and help me select two GPUs that would be great.

Buying this weekend.
Parts from newegg.com

SLI : yes
Overclocking: no
Parts not needed: monitor, I have a 37" LCD
Budget: $1000-$1250 give or take a few bucks
Use: gaming

*i have two different graphics cards on my wish list. I don't know which one of these will be best. I am also open to other video cards that I have not listed.





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May 19, 2012 6:18:35 PM

Okay. Thanks!
Running a SLI/ crossfire should I get a 750w power supply or will the 650 be enough?
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May 19, 2012 6:22:20 PM

CrispyGlock said:
Okay. Thanks!
Running a SLI/ crossfire should I get a 750w power supply or will the 650 be enough?


Yeah probably get 750 just to be on the safe side - all the 78XX, 79XX, and NVIDIA 6XX GPUs are far more energy efficient than previous generations - you won't need a monster power supply to run a multiple GPU setup anymore.
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