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I am pretty informed in the PC world but just wanted to make sure. I got some cash recently and decided to go buy another 570 (don't ask me why, even though single 570 is more than enough for any game now) and go SLI. From what I understand the only things I need to do is put in my card, set up the bridge and set the SLI mode in Nvidia driver, right? Also, I'm fairly confident my PSU won't have any problems whatsoever with the another 570. Any help appreciated.
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That's all you have to do. Just make sure both cards are seated properly and aren't too close otherwise you'll have heat issues if you're benchmarking or gaming extensively. If they're two different cards, its may be worth your while to OC the lower-clocked one to the same clock as the higher-clocked one (if possible). In SLI, both the cards run at the clock speed of the lower-clocked card, so if you can OC the lower-clocked card to be as close to the speed of the higher-clocked card, you'll get more bang for your buck!
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You'll be fine

Don't forget to add the SLI profiles as they are launched for the games you play, or you will notice some lag and low FPS in some titles.
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From what i understand you are right on the money. Your 850w will be more than enough.
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post #5 of 13
Your PSU is plenty for 2 570s. I had to reinstall my drivers. I had issues for some reason just putting the card in, attaching bridge, and enabling SLI. So I uninstalled the driver, reinstalled it, and have had no issues.
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Thanks guys, I will be getting the same EVGA card I already have. Also, one more question. Do you guys think that since now I have a pretty darn solid graphic setup on my computer, maybe I should upgrade my monitor to enhance my gaming experience? I'm talking maybe something like multiple displays or 3D.
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post #7 of 13
Nvidia surround on GTX 570 SLI will be gorgeous.

That's entirely up to you, my friend.
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post #8 of 13
I wouldn't really bother with it now, your money would probably be better spent on a SSD first.
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Originally Posted by LibertyWarrior View Post
Thanks guys, I will be getting the same EVGA card I already have. Also, one more question. Do you guys think that since now I have a pretty darn solid graphic setup on my computer, maybe I should upgrade my monitor to enhance my gaming experience? I'm talking maybe something like multiple displays or 3D.
That's something we can't decide for you and you must decide based on your personal preferences. Some people like surround gaming, some don't. Some people like 3D gaming, others don't. If you're just looking to upgrade your monitor to a better quality one, the Dell U2311h IPS panel is great. Sharp colors, high resolution (1920x1200), portrait mode, and just an overall gorgeous display. If you want a bigger screen, Dell's 24" and 27" IPS panels are awesome but there is a significant price hike for the few inches. If you're not interested in IPS, Asus' new VH series monitors are pretty decent for the price (~$200 depending on LED/size).

I personally prefer to game on one screen while having a second screen open for all my miscellaneous applications (iTunes, vent, firefox, etc.).
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post #10 of 13
I prefer the fluidness of a 120hz panel over the color detail of an IPS panel.
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