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Hello these are my PC specs:

Operating System
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
CPU
AMD Phenom II X4 965 62 °C
Deneb 45nm Technology
RAM
8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 668MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. M5A97 (AM3r2) 27 °C
Graphics
VE248 ([email protected])
1023MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti (EVGA) 36 °C
Storage
931GB Western Digital WDC WD10 03FZEX-00MK2A0 SATA Disk Device (SATA) 33 °C
139GB WL150GSA 16100 SATA Disk Device (SATA) 33 °C
7GB SanDisk Cruzer Edge USB Device (USB)
Optical Drives
Optiarc DVD RW AD-7280S SATA CdRom Device
Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio

I want to buy another 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti (EVGA) for the SLI (running 2 improves performance), my PSU is "COOLER MASTER EXTREME POWER PLUS, 500W"

I want to know if my setup can handle the new graphics card and if its a good idea, maybe instead of buying the same 550 Ti I can buy a better one and still be able to SLI (Running 2)?

Thanks.
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This PC is fucking ancient
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>>52356475
You won't find a new 550ti. Your PC is pretty old, but a new GPU could make your vidya gamez run better.

I would suggest an NVIDIA GTX 960 or AMD Radeon 380x. Both are about $200 USD and will be a significant upgrade for you.
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>>52356655

So I would simply be better buying a newer GPU than trying the SLI ?
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>>52356717
Yes. Not only will another 550ti use a lot of power paired with the first one, it's really old and won't give you much of a boost in general.


Here are Amazon links to those cards. Both will work with the current power supply you have, and use the same 6-pin PCIe power cable for power.

NVIDIA: http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Installed-Backplate-Graphics-04G-P4-3967-KR/dp/B012NOWERC/

AMD: http://www.amazon.com/XFX-990MHZ-2XDVI-Graphics-R9-380X-F24M/dp/B017WMD1Z4/

Choose whichever you prefer. /g/ likes to shill both sides, but at this price point the two cards are more or less equal for what you'll get out of them.
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>>52356655
this, I would suggest sticking to amd since your processor is amd as well
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>>52356797
>http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Installed-Backplate-Graphics-04G-P4-3967-KR/dp/B012NOWERC/

Thanks a lot guys! I think i'm buying a new one then, is it really mandatory for me to buy the AMD one just because my processor is AMD as well? Or can I just go ahead and buy the NVIDIA ?
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>>52356797
You are retarded but I guess it doesn't matter
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>>52356827
You did alright with your NVIDIA 550ti and your AMD processor. It doesn't matter.
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>>52356475
gpu memory does to work additively and it wont work that way with vulcan or dx12 unless devs program it to (you are less than 5% of people on the pc, and less than 1% of their total sales, you want to count on the devs to bust their balls programming for what is likely .25% of their overall sales?)

you are better served getting a gpu with at least 3gb of ram,

basicly anything would beat the fuck out of your current performance.

also, if i remember right the phenom II line had a top temp for working at around 61c, you want to shut your shit down and do a thorough cleaning of the heat sync, if you are on stock, remove the fan as dust created a layer between it and the fan making it impossible to cool.
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>>52356475
>I want to buy another 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti (EVGA) for the SLI (running 2 improves performance), my PSU is "COOLER MASTER EXTREME POWER PLUS, 500W"
can you be any less tech illiterate
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