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Need help - MSI GTS 450 SLI

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January 6, 2013 6:32:43 PM

Im thinking about upgrading my PC in couple of weeks and one thing bugs the hell out of me .

I have MSI GTS 450 ( N450GTS-MD1GD5 ) for a year now and it works great , but after looking at new motherboards and SLI i realized that my version of gts 450 doesnt heave SLI connector :(  (Official MSI page says my GPU us SLI ready ).

So how do i pair them without SLI bridge ?

Motherboard im looking at is MSI 970A-G46 alongside with FX-6100 black box and 8gb ddr3 1600mhz ram .

Im very budget restricted so getting new GPUs is out of the question .

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January 6, 2013 6:47:17 PM

dont bother doing SLI even if it is possible. its not worth it. a new card cheap card like the 7850 would easily be better than 2 of them combined
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January 6, 2013 7:10:33 PM

^ +1

but if you are keen on sli ing the gts450....you can make a software sli between the two using nvidia control panel
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January 6, 2013 7:31:21 PM

7850 cost 100e more then gts 450.
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January 6, 2013 7:36:28 PM

No do not Sli a 450 just no. A single card in the mid 100's would destroy that configuration a 650Ti for example would or 7850 if you can find one in that range.
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January 6, 2013 7:44:15 PM

D_A said:
7850 cost 100e more then gts 450.


uses just as much power as a single gts 450 yet performs more than 2x faster
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January 6, 2013 8:13:17 PM

you should at least give 7770 a try then if 7850 is a bit too expensive for you.
this is an unbelievably efficient card and performs well too.in the long run you would end up saving a lot on electric bills any way.
(might have sounded stupid but for some even that matters)
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January 6, 2013 8:18:28 PM

No electricity can be pricey I have a Corsair AX850 80 Plus GOLD power supply because I wanted good power and I wanted to save on the bills. If you can get a 7850 do it otherwise to get by on okay settings the 7770 will do it.
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January 6, 2013 8:35:28 PM

bigshootr8 said:
No electricity can be pricey I have a Corsair AX850 80 Plus GOLD power supply because I wanted good power and I wanted to save on the bills. If you can get a 7850 do it otherwise to get by on okay settings the 7770 will do it.


ha ha ha...that's true...I believe next time you upgrade your psu,you will surely get the platinum certified 1 then
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January 6, 2013 8:37:54 PM

No I'm holding out for Titanium :)  that is the highest 80 plus goes waiting for it. check out that 10% efficiency mmmm baby :) 
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January 6, 2013 9:07:47 PM

the odds are the price difference of a 80+ gold unit compared to a 80+ platinum unit wont be made up for.

i doubt titanium units will be available for consumers though
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January 6, 2013 9:27:41 PM

There aren't any titanium even on the server grade PSU's. I would suspect at some point they will become available but I still think we are a ways away from it. My AX850 will suffice for a long long time.
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