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You can find used 580's for around $200 I wouldn't pay more honestly, so that may be a good upgrade.
The only difference I see that you may run into is that you have a 1.25gb card and if I'm not mistaken some are 1gb which I think means the sli will only use 1gb each card.
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it doesnt matter if its another brand ? design? for the SLI , i got the EVGA one and the first ones that came out lol
Doesn't matter what brand you have be it EVGA ASUS etc.. as long as the GPUs are the of the same type it'll work...
I say go with SLI and maybe you can even skip the 7xx series or maybe not since we don't know what kind of performance it offers...

As you can see in my sig I am skipping the 6xx series, yes the power draw is immense but no use for me to fork out more cash atm.
Lower power draw and heat is the only thing that is making me want to go to the 6xx series and since funds aren't grown on trees here I can wait a bit.
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it doesnt matter if its another brand ? design? for the SLI , i got the EVGA one and the first ones that came out lol
as stated yes you can sli it with your evga
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You can find used 580's for around $200 I wouldn't pay more honestly, so that may be a good upgrade.
The only difference I see that you may run into is that you have a 1.25gb card and if I'm not mistaken some are 1gb which I think means the sli will only use 1gb each card.

Lowest VRAM for GTX 580 is 1.5gb
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