Help on upgrading my pc...

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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  1. Hello and welcome to the forums mate :)
    What resolution do u play at ? (u may not need SLI)
  2. 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...
  3. 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.
  4. 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 :)
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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?
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