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SLI gtx 680 lightning (2) paired with i5 3570k (4.4ghz)

#11strongo9Posted 9/5/2013 6:42:11 PM
TC probably plans to make his current rig last for several more years by adding a second GPU.
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#12SolidManifest(Topic Creator)Posted 9/5/2013 7:08:22 PM
strongo9 posted...
TC probably plans to make his current rig last for several more years by adding a second GPU.


Thats also part of it. My GPU is already Discontinued. SO its going to be rare finding one in good shape down the road
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#13Snuckie7Posted 9/5/2013 7:13:02 PM
Why not just wait until you actually need the upgrade? You can probably get a nice single card upgrade instead for a similar price.
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#14MasterDonGeroPosted 9/5/2013 8:10:30 PM
Snuckie7 posted...
Why not just wait until you actually need the upgrade? You can probably get a nice single card upgrade instead for a similar price.


A 7990 will be about the same performance of 680 SLI, for about the same price as one 680 Lightning.
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#15SolidManifest(Topic Creator)Posted 9/6/2013 9:42:22 AM
Well I think I have my heart set on getting a second GPU. Question now does anyone have a tutorial on how to properly set SLI up?


MasterDonGero posted...
Snuckie7 posted...
Why not just wait until you actually need the upgrade? You can probably get a nice single card upgrade instead for a similar price.


A 7990 will be about the same performance of 680 SLI, for about the same price as one 680 Lightning.


I'm buying my friends GPU so its at half price.
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#16gastamanPosted 9/6/2013 12:33:03 PM
SolidManifest posted...
how to properly set SLI up?


-Install card into slot
-Connect necessary power cables
-Connect SLi bridge
-Enable SLi in Nvidia Control Panel
-Enjoy
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#17SolidManifest(Topic Creator)Posted 9/6/2013 5:20:03 PM
Sounds way too simple. Anyways for whatever reason my PSU can't handle the load what are they symptoms? BSOD?
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#18ShubPosted 9/6/2013 5:26:08 PM(edited)
SolidManifest posted...
Sounds way too simple.


That's because it is!

Anyways for whatever reason my PSU can't handle the load what are they symptoms? BSOD?


That could happen if you had a bad PSU (either bad quality or good quality but faulty), but assuming all is well with the PSU, the only sign that you're drawing too much power is that your computer will simply turn itself off as if you had pulled the plug from the wall. It's a feature of PSUs called overcurrent protection -- if you're trying to draw too much power for its "taste", it simply shuts down.
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#19SolidManifest(Topic Creator)Posted 9/6/2013 5:40:16 PM
Guess I can't be away from the PC when I'm doing stability tests. Thanks for the info. Hopefully nothing bad happens
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#20ShubPosted 9/6/2013 5:50:11 PM
Sure you can be away from the PC. If you find it powered off, you'll know what happened. I should have said that it'll shut down harmlessly. You can just turn it back on afterward. Keeping in mind that stress testing using something like Furmark will cause a much higher load than a normal game, so I wouldn't worry about it even if your computer shut down while running Furmark... but I doubt that would happen to begin with.
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