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So I plan on buying another gtx 580, but I have a few questions.
Before anything my specs are down below, I have an EVGA GTX 580 1.5GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130587

I want to buy another but would like better cooling/performance.
I was thinking of this card.
MSI Lightning Xtreme Edition GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 3072MB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127589

I want to know if I can sli both of them even tho they are not the same model, that one has 3gb vram, and the other has 1.5gb vram. One also being evga and the other msi.

I dont mind getting another evga, same as the one i have atm. But am thinking of getting the msi to sli with my evga. Then sell my evga for another msi.

Bare with me, I have now idea what to do from here.
Any help with be greatly appreciated.
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You can SLI them, but it pointless to do so, as the vRAM will not stack. You are best off grabbing another EVGA 580 1.5gb imo.

You could also get the normal MSI Lightning with 1.5 gb of vRAM, and that will run cooler than the reference EVGA 580.
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Originally Posted by pangolinman View Post
You can SLI them, but it pointless to do so, as the vRAM will not stack. You are best off grabbing another EVGA 580 1.5gb imo.

You could also get the normal MSI Lightning with 1.5 gb of vRAM, and that will run cooler than the reference EVGA 580.
Now that you put it like that, I think I will just get another evga. And wait for the 600 series.

Thanks for the quick reply
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msi lightning 1.5gb that card is very nice and cool so i would put it in the first Pci-e since that is the hotest one and the evga on the second pci e
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