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Well I know someone who wants to sell his 570 for 140 dollars but I wanted to know if it's worth sli? I've been reading that people have problems with sli in games and it's a pain to set it up. I know my card is aging little SLI would fix that situation but I don't want to deal with the hassle of every game messing up or have to tweak every time just to play a game in good condition.

Is it worth it or no?

Thank you.
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For that price I would say yes since you won't have to upgrade your power supply and your motherboard supports it. Personally I have never had any problems with my sli setup.
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gtx 570 for 140 is a steal. get it.
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For 140, definitely pick it up. I haven't had any problems with my setup, especially with the newer drivers.
    
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post #5 of 9
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And my PSU should be able to handle both 570's with all my HD's?
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post #6 of 9
no problems so far with my 470 sli setup, and 570 is better. It seems the micro stuttering issues are non-existent with the more powerful cards these days, and with sli becoming more common it's more widely supported than ever.
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post #7 of 9
Your PSU could handle 3 of them with no problem. tongue.gif My 750 handles them like a champ.
    
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post #8 of 9
I always use a PSU calculator to see what loads im going to see out of a PC. They're not 100% accurate, but they give you a good idea of what you'll pull.


http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp
post #9 of 9

As a current user of GTX570 SLI, I say it is definitely worth it. 

 

As have already been pointed out by others, your PSU can handle it easily.  Your motherboard supports SLI and has an empty slot in between the 2 cards for good breathing.  You might need to fine tune the airflow inside the case, especially if one or both cards have non traditional cooling design.  But this 'drawback' is overshadowed by the huge benefit of two GTX570s.  Setting up the SLI is also easy.

 

The only uncertainty is the condition of the GTX570, considering the price of US$140 is so cheap. 

If the seller is a good friend of yours, then you can certainly trust him. 

If not, I would exercise caution and be at least a little suspicious.  Cheap price for a good card is certainly welcomed but too low a price can sometimes be 'scary and risky'. 

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