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April 9, 2012 1:11:45 AM

Hi,

Basically I am considering buying a second 560ti and putting it into an SLI with my current one. My thought process behind this is that when the 600 series is released then the older series will become cheaper. As I have very little knowledge of the GCard market I somehow doubt that the 560ti falling in price will be the case, can anyone help me? Is this feasible?

On a side note; I get 560W and 600W from eXtreme and ASUS calculators with the SLI. I have a 650W Bronze Coolermaster PSU currently so is this okay? (The eXtreme value is on 100% load).

Thanks!

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April 10, 2012 1:47:35 AM

My guess is you would be OK with that power supply. I chose to buy a used (ebay) card to go SLI to save some money, SLI has its benefits and drawbacks. You may be able to grab one cheap from ppl moving to 680. I really wanted 3 monitor 'Nvidia Surround' which requires dual GPU prior to the 600 series.

Don't forget the molex to 6 pin adapters if you don't have enough free 6 pin connectors.

Thanks,
Tim




sabre00 said:
Hi,

Basically I am considering buying a second 560ti and putting it into an SLI with my current one. My thought process behind this is that when the 600 series is released then the older series will become cheaper. As I have very little knowledge of the GCard market I somehow doubt that the 560ti falling in price will be the case, can anyone help me? Is this feasible?

On a side note; I get 560W and 600W from eXtreme and ASUS calculators with the SLI. I have a 650W Bronze Coolermaster PSU currently so is this okay? (The eXtreme value is on 100% load).

Thanks!

a c 181 U Graphics card
April 10, 2012 2:59:52 AM

Ok the 560 ti's are all on sale. One brand was going for $199.99 and I think it was an EVGA. Now on your PSU's. To run two 560 Ti's you would need 650w or better. The PSU you listed is no good.

The brands you want are Corsair, Antec, Seasonic, and XFX brands. I have two 550 Ti's. I run them in SLI and I have never looked back. In SLI it is so much better in speed and graphics. So I would recomend SLI.

I will link you to a few things to help you. First link is the list of PSU's Tier 1 = best Tier 5 = worst. The second link is the 560 ti for $199.99. The third and fourth links are PSU's. The fifth is another calculator. Hope this helps.

http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

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

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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

http://images10.newegg.com/BizIntell/tool/psucalc/index...
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April 10, 2012 1:50:23 PM

bac0n said:
My guess is you would be OK with that power supply. I chose to buy a used (ebay) card to go SLI to save some money, SLI has its benefits and drawbacks. You may be able to grab one cheap from ppl moving to 680. I really wanted 3 monitor 'Nvidia Surround' which requires dual GPU prior to the 600 series.

Don't forget the molex to 6 pin adapters if you don't have enough free 6 pin connectors.

Thanks,
Tim


Thanks very much for the reply, I've been looking at used 560Tis as well but they still seem pretty steep on eBay (I'm in the UK). I don't think I'm prepared to spend £160~ ($200~) on a card to improve my performance on BF3 and possibly GW2 so I'm hoping they'll drop more around the 120 mark so around $150. Overall are you pleased with the SLI?



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Ok the 560 ti's are all on sale. One brand was going for $199.99 and I think it was an EVGA. Now on your PSU's. To run two 560 Ti's you would need 650w or better. The PSU you listed is no good.

The brands you want are Corsair, Antec, Seasonic, and XFX brands. I have two 550 Ti's. I run them in SLI and I have never looked back. In SLI it is so much better in speed and graphics. So I would recomend SLI.

I will link you to a few things to help you. First link is the list of PSU's Tier 1 = best Tier 5 = worst. The second link is the 560 ti for $199.99. The third and fourth links are PSU's. The fifth is another calculator. Hope this helps.


Cheers for the help, especially on the PSU - I've never seen that list before. $200 still seems really high - I bought my first one back in November for £160.00 which is roughly the same price - its an Asus 3xx core. So with the added price of a new PSU I can't see myself affording a 560Ti yet.

This is more of a general question to anyone who can answer it; I know that the 680 has been released but I haven't seen anything about the others in the 6xx range - no others are on UK sites at least. My understanding is that the 650 and 660 are more in range of the 560Ti and so will they not bring down the price when they are released? I thought 680 was basically the quality of two 560Tis in SLI but they (the 560Tis) seem a lot more expensive than they should do if thats the case.

I'm probably just being naive but any further help would be great.
a c 181 U Graphics card
April 10, 2012 6:52:28 PM

The other 6xx series cards are do for release I believe in the next few months. The exact date I don't know. But if I hear anything today I will let you know.
April 10, 2012 8:01:11 PM

Okay thanks mate :) .
a c 181 U Graphics card
April 10, 2012 11:46:12 PM

sabre00 said:
Okay thanks mate :) .


You are very welcome. Cheers
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