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Can my config support SLI?

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January 15, 2013 8:46:56 PM

my CURRENT config
motherboard- Msi h77ma g43
gpu- Asus GTX560 DCII OC
psu- aerocool e80 700 watt
RAM- Kingston 4gb ddr3 1600mhz
processor -INTEL core i5 3570
INTEL SSD 120gb
HDD 320gb

i want to add another Asus GTX560 DCII OC, will my pc support sli?

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a b U Graphics card
January 15, 2013 9:26:45 PM

no. and why that low end psu?
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January 16, 2013 8:06:37 AM

TheBigTroll said:
no. and why that low end psu?

what do u mean by low end psu?
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a b U Graphics card
January 16, 2013 9:31:17 AM

its not by seasonic, delta, supwerflower or any of their sub-brands.
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a c 134 U Graphics card
January 16, 2013 11:32:23 AM

He's basically saying that the quality of your power supply is very poor in comparison to the rest of your build. You have a cheap value unit Power Supply Unit which isn't optimal. But agreed yes your computer will not support SLi and I would just add that a 660Ti would be a better investment then a 560Ti at the moment in SLi. IF you are getting acceptable frames playing the games you are you are probably better off waiting for the 760ti's or possibly the 800 series cards after that. 2-3 generations is a good point of upgrade normally.
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January 17, 2013 10:59:43 AM

really aerocool psu is very bad? its quite cheap psu,money is an issue for me
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a b U Graphics card
January 17, 2013 11:04:37 AM

well money would be a bigger issue if that psu blows up
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January 17, 2013 11:11:46 AM

i have been using another psu chinese brand 500wtt psu since 3yrs.i play lot of bf3 online my config was core 2 Quad q8200 gtx 560 asus 4gb ddr2 kingston
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a b U Graphics card
January 17, 2013 11:16:15 AM

it not blowing up doesnt always mean its good. it could have fairly large fluctuations in voltage and you wouldnt know a thing
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January 17, 2013 11:29:39 AM

what happen if there is a large fluctuations in voltage?
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a b U Graphics card
January 17, 2013 11:37:39 AM

it puts unnecessary loads on your motherboard voltage regulators or video card. decreases component life of components. sometimes it can fry the card
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a c 134 U Graphics card
January 17, 2013 7:09:18 PM

Yup which is always a good incentive to get quality power supply units. You should never ever skimp on one. Typically I find spending in the ballpark of 80-150 dollars on a power supply a worthwhile investment. For example here is a great power supply that would support sli. At least for the majority of what you would need to run a multi card configuration.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a b U Graphics card
January 17, 2013 9:46:16 PM

the non-modular unit is 59.99. i wouldnt pay double for modularity
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a c 134 U Graphics card
January 17, 2013 10:18:00 PM

I suppose it all really depends. You could pcpartpicker anything really and get the best deal in all honesty. And for me newegg is literally 15-30 minutes away well there warehouse is that they ship from normally in California so I like receiving my item as quickly as I do. And I have preferred account so when I spend over 250 I get 6 months to pay it off and with 500 a year so not to shabby. They aren't the best always with prices but they are a pretty great company to purchase from. NCIX is good as well.
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