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post #11 of 17
put the lightning in the first slot.
the zotac or any other 3g 580 will match clocks when syncronize adapters is applied in afterburner.
thats how my 1.5g lightning reacted to my referance 580.
i could even set both cards voltages individually to talor voltages for each card.
so any 3g will do
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That what I was thinking I might wait out see if i cannot find an open box 3GB for the 2nd card. The 2nd card really does not get used as much as the primaray card does it? Until than I will just use my 9600GT for 3rd monitor support and maybe pyhsics I run some tests and see how it does.
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That what I was thinking I might wait out see if i cannot find an open box 3GB for the 2nd card. The 2nd card really does not get used as much as the primaray card does it? Until than I will just use my 9600GT for 3rd monitor support and maybe pyhsics I run some tests and see how it does.
Myself, I would just wait for another card like the one you've got to become available. SLI just looks so badass with two matching Twin Frozr cards

Tell me this doesn't look tight:




And yes, the 9600GT will work for driving a couple extra monitors in terms of providing desktop functionality. I doubt it's going to help you enough w/your physX to be worth the added heat and noise, but go ahead and do some tests with and without it.

I would try the Mafia 2 and Batman AA benchmarks, see what happens. Don't bother testing using Fluidmark, because it doesn't represent what happens in actual games. Fluidmark will show the 580 alone to be MASSIVELY faster than 580 + 9600, but that's because there's virtually no 'rendering' load involved, so the 580 will have nothing else 'to do' besides the physX.

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Just wait for the Lightning X to show up again, it's just in high demand it's not discontinued.
Don't know why everybody is telling him which card is best to mismatch with, it'd be pretty foolish to get anything but another Lightning X unless he really needs two 580s by tomorrow.
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Don't know why everybody is telling him which card is best to mismatch with, it'd be pretty foolish to get anything but another Lightning X unless he really needs two 580s by tomorrow.
This is more just encase they are unavaible for a while and I don't feel like waiting forever no clue when they be restocked. The Lightning R6970 never did.

And yeah I had 2 MSI R6970 Lighting, they look amazing.





The only reason why I am actually going to the GTX 580 was one of the 6970 poped and MSI had to give me my money back because they were out of stock and nobody had a lighting R6970 so I sold my other one and a couple other stuff so I can buy 2 of the GTX 580.
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Yep just Ordered my 2nd lightning today newegg jsut got some in.
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