GTX260 Core 216 SLI VS. 8800 GTS (G92) SLI

Ok soo here is my situation. I have 2 8800gts g92 SLI'd. They are the EVGA and thanks to the EVGA Step up program I can move into the GTX260 core 216s relatively inexpensivly for the base cards. My question is is it worth it? THe time the hassle all of that.....

Secondly I have a 850W PSU with 12v1 @ 18A; 12V2 @ 18A; 12V3 @ 30A; 12V4 @ 30A... It is this PSU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817189017 - It was cheap and because not one ingle rail is rated over 36A is why i ask the question. EVGA recomends 36A on 12V rail, however that number seems ubiquitous considering that it wants 2 12v supplys, which to me means different rails. Also the only thing running on the PSU is an EVGA780i mobo, Adaptec 31205 (which only want 1A at 3.3V) and a soundblaster fatality edition sound card. All other CD, DVD, Hard drives, water pump, fans and case lighting are all powered by a second 550W PSU - http://www.ultraproducts.com/product_details.php?cPath=37&pPath=157&productID=159 -

And yes I know I got cheap with my PSU's!!

I appreciate anybody looking at this for the input.... I guess the biggest question here is "Is it worth it?" This current setup runs Fallout3 fairly high in settings, FarCry2 on medium to medium high settings, Crysis at Medium High, and everything else I have maxed out @ 1680x1050, COD4 & WAW, Lost Planet ECCE. I can't stand lagging or slowing down in games or else I could run the other games at higher settings.
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  1. well i can tell you that all those games run maxed out w/ 4xAA at no less than 40 fps. i run SLI GTX 260-216 overclocked to the GTX 260 FTW clock speeds and i play all except fallout 3 and lost planet, all the others run great. crysis/warhead on very high/enthusiast settings w/ 4xAA and 40 fps lowest in intense areas, far cry2 runs ultra high settings w/ 4xAA and stays around 50 fps. so if its not too much for you i would say yes its worth it.
  2. copy that... Thats good info... 2 of those in SLI will probably slam my current setup... Thats what I had thought and you put me over the top.... Thanks
  3. http://www.slizone.com/object/slizone_build_psu.html

    SLI certifed PSUs for dual GTX 260.

    If you are going to be superlative, you have to have all links in the chain the same strength otherwise you are just speeding faster to failure.
  4. DasTweaker12 said:
    copy that... Thats good info... 2 of those in SLI will probably slam my current setup... Thats what I had thought and you put me over the top.... Thanks


    10-4, i wouldnt say "slam" your current set-up but it will be a noticeable improvement. also make sure you can get your cpu to at least 3.0GHz (if not already) for best results.
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