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Hello!
I've been thinking lately about buying another 570 SC for my system.
But I'm new to SLi and xfire and all that jazz.
What are the do's and don'ts?
What will I need?
Is it easy?
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You'll need another GTX 570 for one.

1. SLI Bridge
2. If you plan on overclocking, at least a 750W PSU, but a 850W PSU would be a safer bet (depends on how far you'll overclock, and also depends on the quality of the PSU).
3. A case with good airflow. You're going to get hotter temps on the top card.
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post #3 of 13
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Cheers for the reply.
My current PSU can't cut it? :S I have the HX650
And a case...I think I'll just put a ordinary house fan by the PC, which is on my desk without a case.
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go for Tri-Sli, less microstutter.
    
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post #5 of 13
Your HX650 will just about cut it, but I'd stick with stock clocks and voltages, but play around with mild overclocks and see how it handles.
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post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by pale_neon View Post
go for Tri-Sli, less microstutter.
Not that rich at the moment, especially if I have to get a new PSU.

And @El_Capitan, I will, thanks.
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post #7 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by A_great_person View Post
Cheers for the reply.
My current PSU can't cut it? :S I have the HX650
And a case...I think I'll just put a ordinary house fan by the PC, which is on my desk without a case.
Yeah the HX650 is enough, but you're pretty much at the bare minimum, so you should probably avoid overclocking and whatnot.
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post #8 of 13
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Okay...one thing I want to ask...
My friend has a 460 1GB SE.
And he wants to SLi it too...but he cannot find an SE edition where we live.
If he buys the normal edition, would it work?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by A_great_person View Post
Okay...one thing I want to ask...
My friend has a 460 1GB SE.
And he wants to SLi it too...but he cannot find an SE edition where we live.
If he buys the normal edition, would it work?
No, it wouldn't work.
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post #10 of 13
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Ahh. Okay...thanks!
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