Question build recommendations on sli

Sep 24, 2020
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I need to upgrade my motherboard to a sli with ddr4 ram sockets can someone recommend me a motherboard and processor. Thanks
 

Darkbreeze

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What are you trying to SLI, and why? You realize that SLI is, for all intents and purposes, dead, right? Nobody is really creating SLI profiles or including SLI support in the majority of games anymore because mostly it's simply not needed.

So, what are you actually trying to do and why, if you don't mind my asking?
 
Sep 24, 2020
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Well me and my brother got gtx 970 and he upgraded to 1660 ti so I was hoping do a sli build so I can save cost on graphics card
 

DSzymborski

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Well me and my brother got gtx 970 and he upgraded to 1660 ti so I was hoping do a sli build so I can save cost on graphics card
Honestly, you'll need to go back to 2014 or so to make this even slightly practical. Multi-GPU solutions are effectively dead now; they never scaled all that well, but in a greatly increasing number of games, the benefit is either nothing or even negative.
 

Darkbreeze

Titan
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What resolution is your monitor?

What kind of quality settings are you looking for or willing to live with?

What refresh rate is your monitor?

What are the rest of your hardware specifications on the system you currently have? Including case, power supply model, motherboard, CPU, etc.?
 
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Resolution 1440×900
High quality
60 hertz
Processor Intel core is 3570 1155 lga socket
Motherboard b75m-d3h
Ram ddr3 16gb
Graphic card gtx 960( sorry I remembered as 970)
Power supply corsair cx550
 

Darkbreeze

Titan
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Definitely not worth even ATTEMPTING to do SLI with two GTX 960's. Fortunately, getting better performance is going to be pretty easy because just about everything outperforms that card these days.

For the prices in Australia, you don't have enough to do a platform upgrade AND upgrade the graphics card to a model that is going to give you what you need. So I would recommend that you do THIS first, and then save the rest until you have enough to do the second part. By then though, there may be much better options on the table because there are new Ryzen parts coming supposedly in November or December and depending on when it is, there might even be 10nm Intel desktop parts by then, although I think it's doubtful that anything worthwhile coming from Intel will be seen for quite a while.

First, this.

PCPartPicker Part List

Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB OC Video Card ($359.00 @ PC Byte)
Total: $359.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-09-25 13:37 AEST+1000


Later, the motherboard, CPU and memory upgrade when you can afford to throw another 600 bucks at it, including the 350 you're not going to spend right now and put away towards that 600 bucks, so really only another 250 bucks. Something LIKE this, not necessary SAME as this, considering there will probably be better options by then if it is more than two months away.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($299.00 @ Centre Com)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($189.00 @ Centre Com)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($127.60 @ Newegg Australia)
Total: $615.60
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-09-25 13:39 AEST+1000
 

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