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Hi guys, I'm thinking of going SLi sometime in the future when I really need it, I'm not sure what else I'd need, could do with some pointers!

New PSU?
more ram?
New motherboard for sure!

Thing is my mother motherboard is a micro ATX factor and I'm having trouble finding a SLi micro ATX motherboard. I have found one made by evga and aparently the only one but I'm sure there are other ones

(evga 131-K8-NF44) http://www.trustedreviews.com/article.aspx?art=3251
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Save up for a DX10 card instead
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meh I would but this system is only about 3-4 months old

is there any point overclocking the one I have now?
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post #4 of 14
You can overclock it yes and get some extra juice out of it so to speak. You dont need SLI as that card by itself will run just fine. I would wait for DX10 before a G-card upgrade.

However 2 gb Ram would be a good idea for your system mate.
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Overclocking, hell yes. SLI, no. You need a new PSU, CPU, and card. Another gb of ram would help too. Maybe a new hard drive if you want a little extra speed.
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post #6 of 14
There's really no point in going SLi uness you are planning to upgrade your monitor as well. I'd wait for dx10 as well, or just oc your card some more. You would very likely need a new PSU with only a 450W currently. Ram shouldn't matter for SLi, and you might need a new motherboard, im not familiar with the one you have. Would need a mobo with 2 pci-e slots and sli capability.
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post #7 of 14
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wouldn't a dx10 card require a new mobo?

I ordered my new vga cooler zalman vf900, I'll overclock it then
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Zec
wouldn't a dx10 card require a new mobo?
Shouldn't. DX10 is a software thing, and it should not affect interfaces (pci-e).
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post #9 of 14
Well for SLI you would need a motherboard that has a Chipset that supports SLI with 2x PCI-E slots. However as theres no Need for SLI you dont need this. However one good upgrade would definately be your RAM. And if possible a SATA hdd as there good with there faster rate transfer speeds.
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lol ye i knew i'd get stick about my hdd's I have planned on getting a sata one, not sure which.
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