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Upgrading current card vs. buying another and using SLI

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November 27, 2012 11:44:58 PM

Here is my situation: A friend of mine is upgrading his GPU soon, and we currently both have the same GTS 450. I am also in need of an upgrade, and he says he'll sell him his old GTS 450 so I could use the two in SLI. He's offering it to me for $30, is that the best option? I don't have a ton of money to spend on a new graphics card, so getting SLI for $30 seems like an amazing deal. Would buying his card and using the two in SLI be a good idea?
a b U Graphics card
November 28, 2012 12:51:02 AM

Well does your motherboard support SLI
a b U Graphics card
November 28, 2012 12:57:21 AM

Rockdpm said:
Well does your motherboard support SLI


Also, does your PSU have the "oomph" for SLI?
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a b U Graphics card
November 28, 2012 12:58:45 AM

The $30 is better put towards a new graphics card.... even if you are able to SLI...



but ya. Check your PSU. you'll need another 6 pin plug if you're doing SLI. (since each 450 requires 1 6 pin...)
a b U Graphics card
November 28, 2012 1:10:00 AM

dscudella said:
Also, does your PSU have the "oomph" for SLI?

I....was gonna ask that next... :heink:  :lol: 
a b U Graphics card
November 28, 2012 2:25:21 PM

Rockdpm said:
I....was gonna ask that next... :heink:  :lol: 


lol got your back Rock
a b U Graphics card
November 28, 2012 5:18:21 PM

As the previous posters have said make sure you have a SLI capable motherboard and powerful enough PSU.

$30 for a GeForce GTS 450 is dirt cheap! I highly recommend that option especially if your on a budget.
a b U Graphics card
November 28, 2012 5:20:55 PM

dscudella said:
lol got your back Rock

Get your hands off my fries..You aint my B*** lol jk

You roll with my TOM HW crew now... Big Cyco is one of em
November 28, 2012 8:10:48 PM

Antec BP550 550w PSU, ASUS M4A88T-M mobo.
a b U Graphics card
November 28, 2012 9:20:07 PM

Yea sorry champ. you can't do SLI... Its a Single card option for you... Your board doesn't even have a second PCI Express lane... the other long slot you see is a PCI slot.. which GTS 450 doesn't come in
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