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Old 06-02-2009, 08:54 PM   #1
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Okay, I have more questions I think maybe I want to go SLI Id love to run dual GTX 260's

my current motherboard is this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128384

My ram I have if this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231166

my cpu is this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103291

my psu is this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341010


okay I was looking at this mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131368

is this a sli mobo? Can i run dual cards? If not can you recommend me one please?

is my psu enough to handle dual gtx 260's? if not can you recommend me one please?

or should I just save up and get like a 285 or something?

That mobo i picked out is socket am3 ready and socket AM2+


so can I sli?

does crysis support sli? is their any issues with sli? should i just stick with what i have? if I get this new mobo and it all works id sell the current board and the one I got first that is sitting in my closet thanks


how do i do sli? plug in both cards to mobo attach sli bridge attach psu power cables turn on comp and install drivers then restart and if nvidia control panel asks me do i want to enable sli click yes obviously?


thanks!!


Rohan buddy i know you said you were selling your gtx 260 are you still selling it mine is the EVGA GTX 260Core 216 55NM 896MB version do you have that same one could i slii both the cards?
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Old 06-02-2009, 09:02 PM   #2
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The motherboard you chose is Crossfire. Check out this board. You need a board with a Nvidia chipset. Your power supply should support a Core 216 SLI.

All I did was stick in the second card and throw the bridge on. The Nvidia control panel takes care of everything. You just have to go into it and enable the setup. It's easy as clicking your mouse twice.

There are also this board.
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ok i like that mobo to thanks rohan and i updated my first post
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ok i like that mobo to thanks rohan and i updated my first post
No problem and yes, I have the same version. Let me know when you're thinking about getting it.
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How much was it for sale for? Is their any problems with it? maybe this Thursday or Saturday cuz i could buy the card maybe this week n the mobo next week or something like that omg this will be sweet!

on my current psu all my peripheral slots are used up by my fans and one being my 2nd dvd drive, my current psu video card power plugs are plugged into my video card right now so id hve to use the molex ones but all my extra plugs are used up...

rohan tell me about that psu you have the one you were selling does it have 4 pci express plug ins

any one else got any input? id love more opinions
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is this psu good?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...G2D-_-17703009
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For future reference: The only chipset you will find outside of Nvidia chipsets to support SLI is the x58. Nvidia allowed Intel to use their SLI technology with their x58's only. any AMD based board supporting SLI is almost unthinkable, especially since AMD bought ATI - Nvidia's main competitor. But, most dual PCI-E x16 slot boards support CrossFire; even Intel's boards.

EDIT: That PSU looks good. PC power and cooling is a pretty well-known brand. Infact, they are the better version company of the PSU I have. "PowerUP". You could probably find an equal supply for a little less. But like what is always said - You get what you pay for.
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I've been using PC power and cooling power supplies for years. The one you posted a link for is excellent and at a good price.
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for that price man i would suggest going with this PSU

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...=corsair%20750

Corsair is very known for making REALLY good psu's. You should check them out, i have the 850 watt and i love it
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Old 06-04-2009, 12:42 PM   #10
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ok thanks guys

so you think i should get that board above? and another gtx 260 probably from rohan and that corsair psu


that psu wont be on sale for long, But I know rohan said he can only hold his gtx 260 for like a week i want to buy it

is sli even worth it?


do i really need that 750 watt psu cuz i know rohan said he was running sli of a like 600 watt psu or w/e
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