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So I built my first rig (sig rig), but now decided I want to play some games on it. When I built it I didn't think I'd play any games, but have changed my mind. Am I better off buying another gts450 and setting it up in SLI, or buying a gtx570? I'd RATHER get a 450 in SLI, cost wise, but if that isn't going to do much of anything, then that is just wasting money. Thanks!
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Depends. If you can get a gts 450 for under $80, then SLI. If not, get the 570.
    
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Well if you can get a GTS450 for cheap, then get it.
If not, then save up your money and get a GTX570 or maybe a GTX470.
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I know without benchmarks it is hard to say, but how close will the SLI be to the 570?
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I know without benchmarks it is hard to say, but how close will the SLI be to the 570?
Not even close I assume.
If it was a GTX 460 SLI set, then it should come close.
post #6 of 27
Too bad the 450 doesn't support tri-SLI
post #7 of 27
Well, I just looked up your motherboard. It does not support SLI, only crossfire. The only way you can do SLI, is with the SLI hack, and that isn't always 100% effective. It looks like the 570 is going to be your best option.

Honestly though, the 450 will work fine for gaming. You probably won't be able to max out some of the more demanding games like crysis, metro 2033 and BFBC2, but other than that, your card should work fine. It's up to you, but I don't feel that you need a new card.
post #8 of 27
470>sli 450
so you can imagine that 570 blows it out of the water
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/N...50_SLI/13.html
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Honestly though, the 450 will work fine for gaming. You probably won't be able to max out some of the more demanding games like crysis, metro 2033 and BFBC2, but other than that, your card should work fine. It's up to you, but I don't feel that you need a new card.
Fallout New Vegas is VERY laggy whenever there is an action scene, even on low settings. I decided to bring out Flight Simulator X, and half the time I can't even run it on low settings because it is so choppy. Guess I'm shelling out $350?
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post #10 of 27
To be honest why not look at a cheaper card than a GTX 570 like a new
GTX 460 1GB (approx £140) or a
HD5770 (approx £100)

Most will agree that these cards are good to game on if using a single display.
    
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