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Worth it to SLI a GTX 285?

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Hey guys first new topic on this site. I was wondering if someone could give me some advice as to whether SLI-ing a gtx 285 on a 4 year old cpu and motherboard base will even give me any benefits (especially with BF3).

Currently I can run BF3 on medium settings without any lag.

Motherboard is an ASUS P5N-E SLI

CPU is an E6600 overclocked to 2.8 ghz

4 gigs of G.SKILL RAM

windows 7 64 bit professional

900 watt power supply


Thanks for any help!
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Nah, Don't do it, You need a desperate CPU upgrade first.

Or you will experience bottleneck.
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More like I need a desperate Entire system overhaul XD everything in my rig except the graphics card and ram is 4-5 years old

But thanks for the help!
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post #4 of 7
If you have some amazing deal for a GTX285 then go for it. But AMDrocks is right, you could really use a CPU upgrade. I'm pretty sure BF3 will make good use of a quad core.
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post #5 of 7
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Originally Posted by AMDrocks View Post
Nah, Don't do it, You need a desperate CPU upgrade first.

Or you will experience bottleneck.
Pretty much.
BF2 loves quad cores, we can expect BF3 to pretty much require them.

You need a new rig, or at the very least a Q6600 before you should even consider SLI.
And even then getting at least a 560ti is advised.
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post #6 of 7
It will give you higher frames but not as much as you'd think, your CPU would need to be clocked very high indeed to get the most out of SLI. Personally i'd upgrade the rest your system before any form of SLI.

Can buy some clearance models here with 1year warranties on them for cheap. If your still set on the idea.
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...14&subcat=2077
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post #7 of 7
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Yeah its understandable I think other than putting in a quad core I have pretty much gone as far as my system will take me
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