I recently completed my first gaming PC build. For the video card I purchased an MSi GeForce GTX 680 Lightning. I have recently found out (to my dismay) that the Lightning edition has been discontinued by MSi. My plan was to purchase another one of these cards to run 2-way SLI, when my monetary situation returned to normal from the PC build. My question is, can I use the MSi GeForce GTX 680 Power Edition to run 2-way SLI?
I know that aftermarket and reference video cards can run in tandem with each other as long as you are using the same level of GPU architecture (i.e. EVGA 680 + Nvidia 680). However, I am not sure if this is the case since the MSi 680 Lightning has unlocked voltage controls.
Please help. I am ready for dual GPUs with double the frame buffer! I am running 3 monitors, and I would like to take advantage of Nvidia's surround vision with games like Crysis 3, Far Cry 3 and Bioshock Infinite, whilst not compromising ultra settings for better frame rates. Thanks for any help and suggestions.