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GTX 560 SLI with Twin Frozr II + Gold edition?

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Must they be the same kind or can I do it with the gold edition as well?
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As long as they are 560's with the same amount of VRAM you are good to go.
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Then, I can possibly mix another brand like evga as well?
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Honestly, I've got the copper TFII coolers, and whilst I do love them, as they have an awesome bling factor, they actually do not perform *any* better than the regular TFII coolers. So, yes, it'll work, but my advice is to NOT spend extra money to get one w/the copper cooler.

And it'll look better if they match anyways.

IMHO, you should just get a 560 Hawk to go with your current card thumb.gif

EDIT: Yes, you could use EVGA as well. But again, I'd get another MSI with regular silver twin-frozr (II or III) so they match. Two matching TF coolers looks sick ...

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Edited by brettjv - 4/23/11 at 12:27pm
    
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Originally Posted by JessyCuh;13243752 
Then, I can possibly mix another brand like evga as well?

Yes you can mix brands smile.gif
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Might go for the hawk tongue.gif but I have no idea how to SLI >.< Still pretty noobie at all these stuff. Just got finished testing for stable OC with my i5 and 560gtx. :3
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It's easy..you put the other 560 in another PCI-E slot, just like you did the first one, run the power cables to it and put an SLI bridge from one card to the other.

The drivers will do the rest for you, for the most part. We can help you once it's installed.
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Just an update. I was eager to purchase a card this morning, and brettjv, thanks for your input. smile.gif I went with the Hawk, and I felt I'd made the right choice after watching this video: [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eImsJIYO5Y[/ame]

Aesthetically it looks nice, and it seems to be built very well.

I'll report back here when I get the card and figure out how it performs, etc, if anyone wants to know. It should be here by the middle of next week. biggrin.gif

Thank you all for the input!

Edit: Totally the wrong thread, but whatever. This is so closely related I don't think it matters. tongue.gif
Edited by 5outh - 4/23/11 at 1:43pm
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So... using a regular TFII and the Hawk version for SLI won't matter? tongue.gif What will be the specs after SLI?
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So... using a regular TFII and the Hawk version for SLI won't matter? tongue.gif What will be the specs after SLI?
As long as the clocks are the same on both cards, it won't matter. However, if the clocks are different, then the slower clocks get used (or you can overclock the slower card).
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