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I need some help, just wondering what is the better choice of upgrade.

1. Buy a second ASUS GTS 450 and run them in SLI and buy something like the ASUS M5A99X EVO AM3 (which is also AM3+)?

2. Or buy something like the ASUS GeForce GTX 570 DirectCU II 1280MB?

My questions are:
* If I choose option one will my PSU be up to it? Will I be able to OC both cards in SLI for a better performance gain?

*If I choose option two is it a good card for OCing?

*What option will yield me my best performance?
post #2 of 12
SLI 450s are a little slower than a stock 470, so a 570 should be a quite a bit faster. Plus it has a bit more VRAM to boot.



post #3 of 12
The 570 will perform better and it overclocks very well.

I would suggest getting the 450s in SLi because it looks like you're gaming at less than 1920x1080 and the 450s in SLi would be more than sufficient for that and should be a cheaper option. You can overclock both of them in SLi though one card might not clock as high as the other.

Both options consume comparable amounts of power. Your PSU is fine.
    
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570, this will give you a big performance increase, and allow you to SLI in the future for even more.
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Because you know, you need 570s in SLi for a 19.5" monitor.
    
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1- GTS 450 SLI is good option, but the GTX 570 is for future a better GPU.
2- A very good OC GPU, with low temps, low noise and excellent performance
3- I'd go with the GTX 570 and a new monitor because for 19" a GTX 260 is enough
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Originally Posted by MinitroN View Post
Because you know, you need 570s in SLi for a 19.5" monitor.
Usually 1 upgrade leads to another, people will consider something else after upgrading something else since upgrade B wasn't feasible until upgrade A occurred.

It makes it more future proof too.
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Thank you guys, a new monitor has always been my next upgrade been waiting on a new desk. And I just put my desk together last night. So i will shop around now for my new monitor and GTX570.

post #9 of 12
If you get a 1080p monitor the 450s in SLi might still be sufficient.
    
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Ginger I would suggest you upgrade your psu, the Cooler Master GX line are incredibly bad.

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