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Well they don't come with video cards, and one didn't come with my asus p8p67-m pro..so am I right taking the hint that they are not needed any more especially on newer motherboards?

Oh and Fry's, Microcenter, and even newegg doesn't sell them. rolleyes.gif
    
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Yes they are needed. They should come with every motherboard/GPU.

In very early stages of Crossfire/SLi they weren't needed (Nvida 6800 Ultra time)
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"they should come with every mb/gpu?" If that's true then someone who packages these up are stealing them and selling them on ebay?
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BigCactus;12998954 
Oh and Fry's, Microcenter, and even newegg doesn't sell them. rolleyes.gif

rolleyes.gifhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815121010 rolleyes.gif
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My 570 came with one...

They are very much required.

Here's two options:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814998025&cm_re=sli_bridge-_-14-998-025-_-Product
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815121010&cm_re=sli_bridge-_-15-121-010-_-Product

Take a look here on OCN, I think there are some that people are selling for ~$5+ shipping.

EDIT: Wow newegg has them overpriced, here's one on TigerDirect:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5677171&CatId=28
Edited by -Apocalypse- - 4/4/11 at 12:57pm
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Wow, $26 shipped, great deal. That should not even count. rolleyes.gif
    
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Should I ask Asus or MSi why my board/video card did not come with an sli bridge?
    
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EVGA sell some too, they ain't cheap. But hey if you want SLi ya gotta get one
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post #9 of 53
Or that your board doesn't support SLI.

EDIT: The newegg box doesn't have an SLI bridge either.
Edited by KBcobra - 4/4/11 at 1:01pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BigCactus;12999021 
Should I ask Asus or MSi why my board/video card did not come with an sli bridge?

Might help if you told us what mobo/card you're talking about.
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