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I'm going to get two of these and put them on sli

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130687

Is it a good idea??






PS: Will they fit on asus maximus iv gene-z ???
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It should fit, though mind you your primary card will run probably 5-10C hotter then the secondary card as the primary will have very little room to pull in air with the second card essentially right up against it.
post #3 of 12
OP, before you get anything are you going to be running multiple monitors? Those are the 2.5GB versions which would best be suited for multiple monitors.

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It should fit, though mind you your primary card will run probably 5-10C hotter then the secondary card as the primary will have very little room to pull in air with the second card essentially right up against it.
The Maximus should leave at least one slot in between the cards so the temperature differential shouldn't be that bad. Maybe 5-7c.

My 580s are sandwiched and only see 11c between top and bottom.
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Only a single monitor. I searched the internet for vram usage and a lot of games seem to be using more than 1.2GB even at 1080p. So the 2.5GB are better and more future proof, right?

And how about the cooling, noise and whatnot in the HD version of the 570?

And would 2 560 Ti 2GB be a better option?
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Also, if I'm running them on sli am I going to have to instal nvidia's drivers twice(for both cards)? And if so, how?
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post #6 of 12
I agree with you about the recent increase in vram usage at 1080p, but a lot of people seem to not agree with that. Answer to your second question is no. You just install the driver once and it reconizes both cards.
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Also, if I'm running them on sli am I going to have to instal nvidia's drivers twice(for both cards)? And if so, how?
no just once.The driver will pickup the second card automatically then you just go to nvidias control panel to configure how you wanna run the cards
    
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post #8 of 12
Maybe consider your other option, sli 560 ti's 2g, they are about $100 cheaper. I have heard 560 ti's sli is good performance for the price. However the performance with the 2 570 hds would probably be better especially if you plan to have multiple monitors
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post #9 of 12
1.3GB is fine for 1080P but I would get the 2.5GB versions anyways just so your good for possible upgrades.
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post #10 of 12
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Some people are complain about the 570HD fan noise. I'm seriously thinking of getting two 560 ti instead. Then some will say 1 580 will outperform them so...

2 560 ti or 580?

And how good is the 560 ti's overclocking? How much of a boost will I get in fps with a decent overclock on sli?
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