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Hi guys,

Im new to this site, and am seeking some upgrading advice for my rig.

I have put all of the specs of my Rig in my signature below.

I am running a Gigabyte GTX 570 OC to 780Mhz, In my opinion my current setup is great, i can run any game i want smoothly at max settings at 1920x1080 res.

So I am really happy, but what I planned to do was after I got my Rig was to wait until the GTX 570 was cheaper so that I could buy a second one and SLI. The only thing is I am not the best at this and I had a few questions regarding this upgrade:

- As you can see below I have a 750W Antec PSU, would it be able to power 2 GTX 570s or would I need to upgrade?

- The price of GTX 570s has gone down about $40AUD since I got my Rig, with the 600x series coming out would now be the time to buy a second GTX 570 or should I wait a little while longer?

- And also, would I need any additional cooling with having 2 GTX570s in SLI?

Please tell me what you think.

Thank you in advance for your advice, it will be greatly appreciated.

-Aurelien

EDIT: I have gotten an EVGA GTX 680 Superclocked, go to the page below from one of my other threads to view Benchmark Results.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1258350/gtx-680-model-recommendations/10#post_17386718http://www.overclock.net/t/1258350/gtx-680-model-recommendations/10#post_17386718
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According to the Newegg PSU calculator you'd need almost an 850 watt PSU, although there are more expert PSU people here who might argue that you could get by.

As for price, I'd imagine that the 570 GTX will drop a bit more after the 670 GTX is released in the next month or so, so it might be worth it to hold out a bit longer.

Cooling should be fine, although a fan on your side panel couldn't hurt if you don't have one already.

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I am running a Gigabyte GTX 570 OC to 780Mhz, In my opinion my current setup is great, i can run any game i want smoothly at max settings at 1920x1080 res.

I am curious why you want to upgrade to another 570 if you are satisfied with current performance ??

If you can put up with what you got for now then I wouldn't bother with another 570, my 2cents.
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I am curious why you want to upgrade to another 570 if you are satisfied with current performance ??
If you can put up with what you got for now then I wouldn't bother with another 570, my 2cents.

I am also with this guy, but to help you out some more can you answer this. What games do you play/intend to play? Also the 570 at ~$300 is a good buy, and in fact a better price/performance than a gtx 680. And if you SLI I am sure coupled with your i7 you will get at least a few more years out of it.

Really it is up to you then.

-doober
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Christahoe, donkeyshowisanono and doober, thank you very much for your responses, it is greatly appreciated and I think I will be upgrading my psu to an 850W and getting a second GTX570 in a month or so.

And to answer your question DonkeyShowisaNoNo, even though I am satisfied with one GTX570, I want to get a second when the price is lower to avoid needing to upgrade in the next year or two to still be able to play the latest games on max. GTX 570 SLI should last me a while and I believe its currently cheaper and better than getting say a gtx 580.

Thanks again for your replies guys,

-Aurelien

EDIT: have gotten an EVGA GTX 680 Superclocked, go to the page below from one of my other threads to view Benchmark Results.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1258350/gtx-680-model-recommendations/10#post_17386718http://www.overclock.net/t/1258350/gtx-680-model-recommendations/10#post_17386718
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