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Hi there! I'm ordering my motherboard and GPUs soon (going with SLI gtx 460s) and was wondering where the SLI bridge comes from? Yes the MSI Mobo is SLI supported. Will the bridge cable come with the card? (I heard it doesn't) So will it come with the motherboard? Or will I have to buy it separately? Thanks smile.gif
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I thought they came with the graphics cards. It did for me at least (MSI)
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The SLI Bridge will come with the motherboard.

What motherboard are you getting btw?
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SLI bridges come with SLI certified motherboards. Tri-SLI bridges with Tri-SLI certified motherboards and Quad-SLI bridges with Quad-SLI certified motherboards.
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If the board has an SLI licence, chances are it comes with an SLI bridge.

This is the opposite of Crossfire, where the crossfire bridge more commonly comes with the cards, and not the motherboards.
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Nothing comes with MSI boards other than pain fire and suffering..... anyways if you buy a SLI supporting board the SLI bridges should come with it
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Originally Posted by killeraxemannic;14644604 
Nothing comes with MSI boards other than pain fire and suffering..... anyways if you buy a SLI supporting board the SLI bridges should come with it
No fire on my MSI mobo yet (HTPC), but they are way too finicky for my liking.

As the peopel above have said, SLI bridges come with all SLI-certified mobos (my P55 came with one), and even with some high-end video cards. Unless you're looking for a specific bridge (short flexible bridge or hard bridge) you should be covered on that end.
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post #8 of 17
SLI capable MSI boards typically come with bridges, at least all mine have in the past. If for some reason yours doesn't, or you lose it or for whatever reason need a new one, you can usually pick them up at a Microcenter or similar store for $10 or less.
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Thanks guys. Map props and + rep to all.
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Originally Posted by ii Wingman;14644579 
The SLI Bridge will come with the motherboard.

What motherboard are you getting btw?

I'm getting this one "MSI P67A-GD53 (B3) P67 Socket 1155 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard". I heard the Intel MSI ones are great for a bit of easy overclocking biggrin.gif. Also the cheapest SLI compatible Mobo I could find smile.gif.
Edited by cawthorne - 8/19/11 at 3:08pm
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Originally Posted by cawthorne;14644919 
Thanks guys. Map props and + rep to all.



I'm getting this one "MSI P67A-GD53 (B3) P67 Socket 1155 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard". I heard the Intel MSI ones are great for a bit of easy overclocking biggrin.gif. Also the cheapest SLI compatible Mobo I could find smile.gif.

I have no problems whatsoever on my P67-GD65 so don't worry. Although I have to say that it's my first MSI motherboard ever.
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