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Windows 7: nVidia GeForce GTX 500 Series SLI Advice

26 Mar 2013   #1
Sporkalypse

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
nVidia GeForce GTX 500 Series SLI Advice

Hello people of the internets,

I'm looking to add some newer parts to my PC soon, such as a new MoBo (Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3), CPU (AMD FX-8350), Case (NZXT Phantom 410) and PSU (SeaSonic S12II). In addition, I'm on the fence about a new GPU. The new Kepler cards seem quite fast, but I want to know if configuring my current card (EVGA GTX 560 DS SSC) in an SLI configuration would be worth it or should I still stick with it until the later Keplers (700 series).

For further info, see my current system spec. And this PC is used for everything from word processing to gaming.


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26 Mar 2013   #2
Chalky Emultion

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sporkalypse View Post
Hello people of the internets,

I'm looking to add some newer parts to my PC soon, such as a new MoBo (Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3), CPU (AMD FX-8350), Case (NZXT Phantom 410) and PSU (SeaSonic S12II). In addition, I'm on the fence about a new GPU. The new Kepler cards seem quite fast, but I want to know if configuring my current card (EVGA GTX 560 DS SSC) in an SLI configuration would be worth it or should I still stick with it until the later Keplers (700 series).

For further info, see my current system spec. And this PC is used for everything from word processing to gaming.
What is your budget for a new GPU?
In my opinion, go for a new Kepler GPU (GTX 600 series)
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26 Mar 2013   #3
Sporkalypse

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

As of now, it looks like my limit's going to be $250 give or take, it all depends on what I have left after I get the vital new parts.

Thanks!
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27 Mar 2013   #4
Chalky Emultion

 

You can get a GTX 660 Ti and use your GTX 560 Ti for PhysX, or sell your GTX 560 Ti and get a GTX 670

For a resolution of 1920x1080, any GPU faster than a GTX 680 will be a waste if you aren't going to do benchmarks.
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27 Mar 2013   #5
Sporkalypse

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

So I could have just one GPU doing PhysX calculations? That's pretty cool! Sadly, I'm a highschooler and the only "income" I have is when I lifeguard in the summer...so looks like a 670 is the way to go
But I'll have to stick with my GTX 560 until then, which isn't bad at all!

Thanks again!
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27 Mar 2013   #6
Solarstarshines

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

I not sure how much juice you would be pulling doing that configuration

but I would suggest a 750 w supply that will give you some headroom

Honestly I would keep the 560 in your current rig and just move on you are better off keeping that one as a back up and build the one you have and pick a decent card for the job

reason if your main rig even has a issue you have a back up you may never use it but it will be there when you need it or you can turn around in a few months if you feel that your new rig is solid enough go ahead and sell it and get more value
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