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dual graphics cards with the gtx 570?

#1based_god_Posted 8/13/2013 7:14:53 AM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121432

I have that card and apparently it isn't for sale anymore. I remember when I ordered it I was told I'd have the option to link another one to it. But the guy said there were some complications with it so I didn't give it any thought. Now I'm kind of interested.

Do I have to link the same card or will other cards work? I could probably find that one somewhere else online I suppose.

The rest of my rig is:
ASUS P9X79 PRO LGA
16gb ram
Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor

I do a lot of modeling and rendering and just looking at what I can do for some cost-efficient upgrades.
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#2gsf4lyfePosted 8/13/2013 7:19:18 AM
How much would you be looking to spend on an upgrade?
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#3ShubPosted 8/13/2013 7:21:36 AM
You don't have to have the exact same card, but it would have to be a GTX 570. You might have to go look for a used one on eBay though.
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#4romsnbombsPosted 8/13/2013 7:22:46 AM
Don't SLI that. Just sell it and get a 770 instead.
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#5GreenMage7Posted 8/13/2013 7:22:52 AM
Actually, that same card is available but way too much:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004MN3HBA/?tag=pcpapi-20

Pretty much any 1.25 GB 570 should SLI with it though, here is one of the cheaper options:

http://us.ncix.com/products/?usaffiliateid=1000031504&sku=72480&vpn=N570GTX%20Twin%20Frozr%20II&manufacture=MSI&promoid=1087

That said, it really isn't worth it. You're better off just getting one new card.

Give a budget and I'm sure people here can help you out.
#6based_god_(Topic Creator)Posted 8/13/2013 7:34:18 AM
$500-700 budget? I'm not too sure. I have around $1000-1500 set aside for upgrades, but had planned on spending ~$800 of that on a new monitor.
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#7gsf4lyfePosted 8/13/2013 7:40:07 AM
Dude get a 780 with that budget.
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#8ShubPosted 8/13/2013 7:40:42 AM
based_god_ posted...
$500-700 budget? I'm not too sure. I have around $1000-1500 set aside for upgrades, but had planned on spending ~$800 of that on a new monitor.


Okay, then it would really be a terrible idea to add a GTX 570 for SLI. Just scrap the existing GTX 570 (or you could keep it as a dedicated PhysX card if you wanted) and get a GTX 770 or better.
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#9based_god_(Topic Creator)Posted 8/13/2013 7:47:55 AM
Are graphics cards a pain to sell or just like anything else? Using it for physx does sound appealing. I don't game a whole lot, but it could definitely be nice for the times I do. I'm assuming I could use this:

http://www.amazon.com/GTX770-DC2OC-2GD5-GeForce-256-bit-PCI-Express-OC-selected/dp/B00D3F7CFK/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1376405064&sr=8-7&keywords=geforce+gtx+770

with my current card as the physx?

I have no idea how that works, but could start researching it. My friend who helped me build this the first time isn't around anymore, so I'm trying to learn myself now.
#10based_god_(Topic Creator)Posted 8/13/2013 7:50:20 AM
A quick google came up with this, for future references

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/How-to-Install-and-Configure-a-Dedicated-PhysX-Video-Card/1763