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Ello, ello. I just helped purchase a comp setup for my buddy, and this was my first AMD build. I went with the EVO 790x and had my buddy get a combo deal of this which included a 550W PSU and a GTS450.

This build was for his brother, my friend currently runs on a Dell. My friend's GPU went out and I decided to give him my GTX260 since I recently purchased my new cards. He needed a bigger psu to power the GTX260 so I told him to put it in this order. Well, after having everything shipped to me he thought it would be good to get the same combo deal and thought, go SLI with the GTS450s in his brother's new computer and he will use the extra PSU to power his own pc. With the EVO 790x I see that it only supports CrossFire, so can you see where I am going with this now? As I can only assume, SLI will not function making dual GTS450s useless (correct?), so where do I go from here.

Should I return one of the combo deals and have him purchase just a PSU (like I tried to tell him) or do I go about this a different way?
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SLI + 790X chipset is usually robust and working in most situations - even with me and 2 GTS 250s before. This is, of course, via the unofficial OS-level SLI hack (being OS level it's safe to use since it shouldn't affect your hardware, but you will still need SLI bridge, compatible power supply, etc.)
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The SLI hack works most of the time on 790boards. I would give it a shot before you return stuff.
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SLI + 790X chipset is usually robust and working in most situations - even with me and 2 GTS 250s before. This is, of course, via the unofficial OS-level SLI hack (being OS level it's safe to use since it shouldn't affect your hardware, but you will still need SLI bridge, compatible power supply, etc.)
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The SLI hack works most of the time on 790boards. I would give it a shot before you return stuff.
Sounds like my friend might have lucked out in purchasing both then; darn I like being right, too. Should I just google SLI hack and go from there or is there a tutorial somewhere on here? search ftw?
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