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February 27, 2013 8:48:06 PM

Hi Everyone, I have a quick question about SLI with MSI N460GTX CYCLONE. If you have knowledge on this subject I would love to hear from you. I have only built one PC so far so I am slightly new to this, any assistance would be awesome.

With Bioshock Infinite coming up I was thinking I would use my Gaming PC that I built about two years ago. Since it's been some time I was thinking about buying a new videocard for my pc.

My current specs are:Motherboard:

ASRock P67 EXTREME4
RAM: 1 G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB)
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
Video Card: MSI N460GTX CYCLONE 1GD
Power Supply: Rosewill Green Series RG630-S12 630W

I was going to buy a more current graphics card and replace the existing one but then I read more about SLI and now I am curious about using this method rather than replacing the current one.I saw good prices online for my current MSI N460GTX CYCLONE 1GD and I am tempted to buy it and SLI it with my current MSI N460GTX CYCLONE 1GD.

My question is, would using SLI with these two graphics cards be the large improvement that I am expecting? And additionally would I be able to power and additional MSI N460GTX CYCLONE 1GD with my current set up on a 630W Power Unit?

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February 27, 2013 9:04:14 PM

I would not try to sli with that psu. According to newegg's wattage calculator, the system would draw 635 watts. It is generally a necessity to have a good bit of overhead with the psu so if you want to overclock or just don't want to worry about having problems, you would be covered. I would suggest trying to sell the 460 and putting it toward a new video card. The other option would be to get the other 460 for sli and a new psu, which would likely be quite a bit pricier. I would recommend the radeon hd 7870 or the gtx 660.
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March 2, 2013 1:19:32 PM

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March 2, 2013 1:22:20 PM

Hey Norlag,

Thank you so much for your advice this is exactly what I was looking for. I found some great prices on Amazon for A GTX 660 and I am thinking I will go this route.

I've always heard that this was the best forum to get advice and overall knowledge for PC questions. And since this was my first question at this site, I am definitely very impressed with the community here thank you so much for your help you rock.
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