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I have the MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2GB 256-bit GDDR5


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What I wanted to know is If I SLI can i do it with another board i.e. like the 660GTX Ti?

Someone told me it had to be the same card, is that true? And If I was gonna get another 560 would it play Crysis 3 better?
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You can swap on card vendors but not the card model itself.

AMD has more flex with this rule, but Nvidia is pretty strict, you would need another 560ti.

As for crysis, I would venture to say yes. However I dont have any actual knowledge on the matter, Im sure TwoCables will chime in on that

If your mobo is the one in your sig I dont believe you will be able to SLI, you would need a replacement board and then push the cpu to its limits to
nevermind, just took a look at your drop down lol, disregard this
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You can swap on card vendors but not the card model itself.

AMD has more flex with this rule, but Nvidia is pretty strict, you would need another 560ti.

As for crysis, I would venture to say yes. However I dont have any actual knowledge on the matter, Im sure TwoCables will chime in on that

Would you know what tw0 560 would equal? Like 650 or what?
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Would you know what tw0 560 would equal? Like 650 or what?

A quick search on the net yields that a 560ti SLI would be similar to a single 680.
    
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Here's a comparison from www.gpureview.com of 2 560tis and a 680

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A quick search on the net yields that a 560ti SLI would be similar to a single 680.

Sorry not trying to be a noob? Just wanting to make best investment. Wonder if i should just buy 680
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Sorry not trying to be a noob? Just wanting to make best investment. Wonder if i should just buy 680

Oh no I didnt mean to come off as coy, my apologies. I understand your position as I have been there myself, we all start somewhere biggrin.gif

Well it depends on your tastes, if you fold then the 680 will not being something your interested in as it either hasnt been optimized or the hardware just isnt for it.

I have never had issue with SLI save for DayZ, everything else was smooth sailing for me, but thats subjective and the experience could be different for you.

I would look at the 670 4GB and see what the going rate on those are before considering a 680, from what I understand they were similar in performance as well.

The SLI option would be the cheaper up front solution, but you would also need to make sure you PSU is up for the task and that your CPU can push the cards to get the money out of it. Is there any reason you wouldnt consider an AMD card at this time or is it your preference?

My little comment about a quick search was my flame suit lol, AMD vs. Nvidia debates have been rather heated lately
    
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Oh no I didnt mean to come off as coy, my apologies. I understand your position as I have been there myself, we all start somewhere biggrin.gif

Well it depends on your tastes, if you fold then the 680 will not being something your interested in as it either hasnt been optimized or the hardware just isnt for it.

I have never had issue with SLI save for DayZ, everything else was smooth sailing for me, but thats subjective and the experience could be different for you.

I would look at the 670 4GB and see what the going rate on those are before considering a 680, from what I understand they were similar in performance as well.

The SLI option would be the cheaper up front solution, but you would also need to make sure you PSU is up for the task and that your CPU can push the cards to get the money out of it. Is there any reason you wouldnt consider an AMD card at this time or is it your preference?

My little comment about a quick search was my flame suit lol, AMD vs. Nvidia debates have been rather heated lately

Oh no your fine. It's just annoying know a ton about PCs but when it comes to little things it puts ur whole build to a hult. Anyways I am getting this PSU:

COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RSC00-80GAD3-US 1200W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

I was thinking couldn't I just use the 560 as Phys and the other for the main GFX w/o SLI?
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You could, but from what i know you would yield more FPS by just going SLI

Unless your going for tri or quad sli (which you cant on X60) you wouldnt need a large PSU like that. I think the Rosewill Capstone series is still top choice around here as it has some really good internals. Something in the range of 750 would put you in a really safe zone

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182264

@ 119 its half the price tag, it should be able to push 2 680's just fine as well as the architecture advancements both ways (AMD and nV) are getting better on power consumption

Both have a 5 year warranty as well though
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You could, but from what i know you would yield more FPS by just going SLI

Unless your going for tri or quad sli (which you cant on X60) you wouldnt need a large PSU like that. I think the Rosewill Capstone series is still top choice around here as it has some really good internals. Something in the range of 750 would put you in a really safe zone

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182264

@ 119 its half the price tag, it should be able to push 2 680's just fine as well as the architecture advancements both ways (AMD and nV) are getting better on power consumption

Both have a 5 year warranty as well though


Even with SLI? Also what about this one:
Thermaltake Toughpower Grand TPG-850M 850W ATX 12V v2.3 & SSI EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Reason I ask is got all five stars, 7 year warranty, and 20% off cart, Is this one any good?
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