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Ok, well i have a gtx 560ti and won't be upgrading for awhile, but my mobo only has 1 pci-e 2.1 or w/e slot so i can't SLI or crossfire. I'm wondering should i just stick to getting erally good 1 slot gpu's without sli'ing or crossfiring or get a mobo with 2 slots and then SLI. However i'm a little afraid because the computer came premade and i've never had to put everything back in the mobo from scratch before
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Well, really it's all a matter of personal preference. Most SLI configurations are too poweful, by which I mean you have so much processing power that it's overkill. So you can either build SLI to be the biggest baddest kid on the block, or you can build it to extend the life of your existing card, or to try to build a really budget based build.

Or you can just buy a high end single card, and be perfectly happy. And if you're not comfortable with ripping apart your computer, this is the route I would suggest. You can run just about any game at max settings on 560 and it will run great. In a couple years there might be a couple of new games that you won't be able to max out, and will have to turn down to get good rates, and you can either live with it, or upgrade at that point. Doesn't sound so bad really. Possibly in that time you might have gotten familiar enough with comps to swap out your mobo and just drop in another 560 too.

So for now I'd say just enjoy whacha got.
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are you not happy with the current performance of your system? not sure exactly what your asking
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replacing a motherboard isn't all that difficult it's just longuer than you're average upgrade .

It need a little more planning and workspace than replacing a GPU for example but all you have to do is take your time check the manual etc and maybe check the risers on the tray so no risers touch the back of the board.

If you don't feel comfortable doing it stick with single GPU and if your PC is a water cooled pre-built and you never changed a mobo I would just forget about it because that's another thing to change a mobo connected to a water loop. there's not the same amount of clearance and is more complicated than just unscrewing everything getting everything out and changing it.
    
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I'm nowhere near not being happy with my performance, but i'm going to have to eventually upgrade and i see that SLi'in or crossfirings nets greater performance and bein cheaper than just buying 1 whole new stronger gpu

hm, and ye since my cpu is liqiud cooled i was thinking it'd be more complicated, guess i'll stick with single GPU for now
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