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I have a hi end evga graphics card Im not sure but I think its a gtx 260 it has 3gbs of ram and can handle 2 monitors I would like to add some more and run SLI and the card I am locking at is the evga gtx 550 ti it has 2gbs of ram and i would like to beable to play games on 3 or more monitors and I am having a hard time finding the answers I need before i make a purchase. If this would not work then I would love some help finding a cheap way to make it work.

asked Aug 08 '11 at 10:10

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You have some serious spelling problems.

(Aug 08 '11 at 11:09) Andrei_Iurea Andrei_Iurea's gravatar image

I know I'm typing on an iPhone with a bluetooth keyboard so auto correct doesnt work right also there is some problems with typing on this site and the iPhone 4.

(Aug 08 '11 at 11:21) theghost theghost's gravatar image

Has to be the same card as in GTX 260 with a GTX 260.

Some mobos have built in technology to have 2 diffident cards.

answered Aug 08 '11 at 10:12

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That sucks because the gtx 260 i have is no longer being made aand its expensive

(Aug 08 '11 at 10:14) theghost theghost's gravatar image

Gtx 260 didn't come with 3 gigs of ram. They don't have to be the same but they need to be compatible! The 200's will pretty much only work with the 200's and you can buy them brand new from online.

answered Aug 08 '11 at 10:20

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edited Aug 08 '11 at 10:22

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130433 this is the one that i have so can anyone recommend a good one for under $200.

answered Aug 08 '11 at 10:36

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It is still selling here in the UK.

Look at TigerDirect.

(Aug 08 '11 at 10:51) Jackster1337 Jackster1337's gravatar image

even if they sstill sell it the problem that I run into is that it is very expensive no i looked and it says that all i need is something frrom the same 200 family so im looking for something inn ther that is goood and is around $200 so i can run SLI

(Aug 08 '11 at 10:59) theghost theghost's gravatar image

They are 150 GBPs here so that is around $200.

(Aug 08 '11 at 11:16) Jackster1337 Jackster1337's gravatar image

but the problem is i need one in the 200 family meaning the gt200 to the gtx 295 any of the ones in-between that would work but finding a good one with 2 dvi ports is hard to find for around $200

(Aug 08 '11 at 11:42) theghost theghost's gravatar image

I don't think they ever made a 260 with 3gb ram, but so long as you have 2 of the same cards (doesn't matter who makes it: EVGA, BFG, XFX, MSI, Zotac, etc.), so like, a 2 GTX 460's could SLI or 2/3 580's

but remember that you need a motherboard that supports SLI, or it won't work either.

answered Aug 08 '11 at 11:23

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ok im not any where near my pc but when i get there i can check i know its a hi end evga mother board but other than that I do not know what it is exactly now i do have a evga gtx 260 which costs $300+ and is out of my budget I would love to try to find something that is good and has allot of power because i am wanting to runs SLI on 3 monitors and have 2 more monitors off to the side for other things like itunes winamp xfire vent and other background applications so there will be a total of 5 monitors but only 3 using SLI

answered Aug 08 '11 at 11:32

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121431 Now if i where to get this one and get rid of my old one would i be able to to use crossfire or eyefinty also would i be able to run both this and my other one not runing sly or crossfire but to use for different monitors or would i run in to problems because my mother board is SLI compatible not crossfire compatible

answered Aug 08 '11 at 12:09

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I currently have an EVGA GTX 550 Ti and I do not like it at all. When playing games that can have higher FPS like minecraft it makes an high-pitched noise that is driving me crazy. In fact, I just placed an order for the EVGA GTX 460 SE SC for two reasons: 1) My friend has it and he has no such problem with it and 2) It was $99 after a $30 mail-in rebate. I don't recommend the 550.

answered Aug 09 '11 at 01:16

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