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My motherboard doesn't support it obviously. BUT with the patch it will. Read about a guy running 260s sli on my same mobo and saw an improvement. I am wondering is it worth it? And hypothetically if it sucks how much can they be sold for?

How many watts will I need to run both?

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One: yes.
Two: Not native, you have to do the hack. I fiddled around with the hack trying to get 470s sli going on a CHIVF a year ago and I had little success. In the end, it was not worth it for me so I just went with an intel setup w/ native sli support.

If you are planning to change your mb, look for a lucid hydra chipset one.
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One: yes.
Two: Not native, you have to do the hack. I fiddled around with the hack trying to get 470s sli going on a CHIVF a year ago and I had little success. In the end, it was not worth it for me so I just went with an intel setup w/ native sli support.

If you are planning to change your mb, look for a lucid hydra chipset one.
Except that lucid hydra has dreadful performance and is a waste of money. It won't even scale 1.5x with most games, and they haven't updated their drivers since March which only supports up to 266.58 WHQL.
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If I change motherboard I will change cards. My debate is whether to buy this card or not. Imight just buy it and stick it in my girls pc. I only have a 750w psu...and tgats prolly not going to cut it. I don't wanna be ghetto and put 2 psu's in my case either.

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Except that lucid hydra has dreadful performance and is a waste of money. It won't even scale 1.5x with most games, and they haven't updated their drivers since March which only supports up to 266.58 WHQL.
lol, its true unfortunately, a lot of promise and little delivery. Op didn't mentioned anything about changing platforms or getting an old nvidia chipset mb. Which tbh, would be the other alternatives. AMD and their decisions sometimes are just
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lol, its true unfortunately, a lot of promise and little delivery. Op didn't mentioned anything about changing platforms or getting an old nvidia chipset mb. Which tbh, would be the other alternatives. AMD and their decisions sometimes are just
If I change motherboard I will just buy a gtx 570-580. I just basically want to know if I buy this for 100$ will I be able to sell it if it doesn't work out? I mean there isn't another card out there for 100$ that compares to the 295 correct?

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I don't remember the exact number, but don't 295s use around 300W (give or take)? I really doubt you could run SLI 295s on a 650W PSU.
 
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I don't remember the exact number, but don't 295s use around 300W (give or take)? I really doubt you could run SLI 295s on a 650W PSU.
I have a 750 as well. I was curious if it would work. 100$ seems like a good deal to me...

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Foxconn Destroyer

http://www.pcplanetsystems.com/abc/p...1&item_id=4022

I would just sell your cpu and mb and just go with one that supports native sli if you are dead set to on going sli. If you get the hack going, check out the thread and the techpowerup forum thread for more help.

Good luck
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Foxconn Destroyer

http://www.pcplanetsystems.com/abc/p...1&item_id=4022

I would just sell your cpu and mb and just go with one that supports native sli if you are dead set to on going sli. If you get the hack going, check out the thread and the techpowerup forum thread for more help.

Good luck
I am not stuck on the idea of SLI. Just want more performance. Be it with a new card, or SLI this 295. I just want to be able to play BF3 and whatever else with ease.

And isn't that mobo a little outdated? Or am I dumb?

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