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Checking on Compatibility Between Motherboard, Processor, and Graphics

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September 6, 2012 11:11:41 PM

Would I be able to use a graphics card with:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ASRock motherboard $134.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
i5 processor $229.99

I have a GTX 580 1.5GB graphics card right now that I will use in my build until I get enough money to SLI the 660 TI. Will this do ok? I mean the ASRock has video built in, will that interfere at all? Bit of a n00b.
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September 6, 2012 11:15:01 PM

Umm, you can't SLI the 660Ti with the 580. The ASRock doesn't have built in graphics, the CPU does. It won't interfere.
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September 6, 2012 11:17:45 PM

obsama1 said:
Umm, you can't SLI the 660Ti with the 580. The ASRock doesn't have built in graphics, the CPU does. It won't interfere.



I know that. I have one 580 and I'm saving up for 2 660 ti's to replace it. But in the meantime I do have the 580 so feel like using it. So, question still stands I suppose =P Sorry I wasn't clear on that.
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September 6, 2012 11:28:56 PM

Sorry for the misunderstanding. Also, what res. do you play at?
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September 7, 2012 12:13:03 AM

The res recommended for a 40" samsung 1080p hdtv. I think its about 1620 by 1200 or so but wouldn't mind playing at 1080
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September 7, 2012 1:07:52 AM

*superfluous
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September 7, 2012 1:10:26 AM

At 1080p, SLI is superflous. You could get a 680 or 670 for less that would max any game at 1080p at 60FPS.
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September 7, 2012 1:17:27 PM

Oh ok so you're saying that one does not need SLI to peak out with a good graphics card? And it's ok to use my 580 until I have enought to get the 660 Ti or the 670/680 without much of a huge difference?
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September 7, 2012 9:59:03 PM

At 1080p, SLI and Crossfire are overkill. Only 1600p and multi-monitors need multi-GPU's.
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September 8, 2012 11:57:04 AM

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