Would it make sense to get a SLI mobo now w/ 1 card?

JTsyo

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I was thinking when I build a system next year, to get a SLI motherboard and either a 280 or 260. Then when price drop more two years down the line get another one for SLI, instead of upgrading to the next generation. Is this a viable plan or is it just cheaper to go with a non-SLI mobo now and just pick up the next gen card in two years?
 

chizow

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Originally posted by: aldamon
Originally posted by: JTsyo
go with a non-SLI mobo now and just pick up the next gen card in two years?

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Yep, although if the OP goes i7 next year, it wouldn't be a bad idea to just grab one of the X58 boards that support both CF and SLI.
 

SolMiester

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He might not need another card, but could always use the 2nd pcie slot for a smaller physics card!