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Help on upgrading my pc...

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July 10, 2009 2:07:52 PM

Hi.. I currently have:

CPU: Q6600 @ stock 2.4ghz
MOBO: EVGA 650i Ultra
PSU: Corsair 650w 52a=12v rail
GPU: EVGA Gtx260 core 216
a hdd, blu ray and a dvdrw...

I plan to upgrade my mobo to overclock my cpu but I can't decide on what to get. Should I get an sli motherboard or just a p45/p43 with just 1 pci-e slot?(since it doesn't support nvidia sli)

I don't have the money to upgrade my mobo and psu at the same time so I'm thinking of just upgrading the mobo first.

If I upgrade my motherboard to an sli one, can my psu take 2 gtx 260?

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July 10, 2009 3:29:46 PM

Hello and welcome to the forums mate :) 
What resolution do u play at ? (u may not need SLI)
July 11, 2009 8:12:41 AM

i play at 1680x1050. I just want to overclock my q6600 up to 3.0 and at the same time will have the option to go sli when the games get much more demanding...
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July 11, 2009 10:31:58 AM

For that resolution u wont benefit much from MultiGPU for now,so i say go for a P45 board brands like ASUS,GIGABYTE.... are good.
July 11, 2009 8:02:11 PM

If it were me I'd just get an inexpensive non-sli board. I used to have SLI but it sucked so I sold my second card. Plus you won't have to buy a new PSU either. you'll be saving a lot of money so you can get an awesome card in the future :) 
July 11, 2009 11:42:43 PM

The only problem i'm seeing is that when games demand more power, I won't be able to cope up with just a single gtx260. So I would like to go with sli to more future-proof and not wasting my gtx260 by buying a different one in the future.
July 12, 2009 12:11:47 AM

If you were to go SLI in the future I believe you would need to begin looking at more powerful PSUs. It's dependent on what a 260 requires (I have no clue atm), but if so, it would be an additional cost to consider.
July 12, 2009 12:53:26 AM

at least when the time comes to buy a new psu, my motherboard would be ready then. I think my psu can handle 2 gtx260. so I would just sli 2 atm. what do you think?