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Old 06-22-11, 11:50 AM   #1
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Default Another GTX 470?

I'm having slight performance issues with my computer and the 30" screen I recently purchased. A single 470 is good for most things but it definitely could use a nice boost to performance.

I'm thinking of picking up another gtx 470 for $170, something I see as a fairly good deal, but I can't decide if I want to take the risk.

#1. I'm on a 775 motherboard that doesn't support SLI. I'm looking at using the SLI-Patch to get enable sli... It's kind of rosky though because I don't think it's really being developed anymore and I'm not sure it works with 4xx series cards.

#2. Being on a Q6600 (3.4ghz) will this be a significant bottleneck to these 2 cards? I'm leaning towards no... but I really am not sure either way.

#3. 750w PSU. I'm thinking this will be enough, but it's old and technically all it says it supports was 8800 GTX sli (it's an older unit)... it does have 60a on the 12v rail though, making me think it should be adequate.

Any input is more than welcome
---Gaming Rig---
Q6600 3.4ghz (378x9) - 1.5v
Gigabyte EP45-UD3P
8gb (4x2gb) OCZ Gold DDR2-800 (5-4-4-12)
Dell u3011 IPS Display
HP 22" Auxiliary Monitor
256gb Western Digital Silicon Edge Blue SSD
5x2tb RAID-5 Array
Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit & Ubuntu 10.04 64-bit

---Gaming Laptop---
Core i7 740QM
16gb DDR3
Nvidia GTX 460m
1tb WD HDD
120gb Corsair SSD

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