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GPU Upgrade - GTX 460

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July 13, 2010 9:26:03 PM

Hello, I'm looking at a getting a new graphics card. I currently have a 9800gt and play games at 1680X1050. (used to have two but SLI issues were pissing me off so I sold one)

The rest of my comp consists of an evga 750i ftw mobo, q6600, 4 gbs of DDR2, and a 650W Corsair PSU.


I was looking at getting 5830 or 50, but with awesomeness of the the new gtx 460s I'm thinking I'll get this:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...


Any advice before I make my purchase? Also, would the psu be enough to handle a second 460 in the future if I leave them at stock clocks?

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a c 153 U Graphics card
July 13, 2010 9:36:29 PM

SLI 1gb 460 takes about 530w at load. Being as that you have a Corsair PSU and 600w I think you should be safe as long as ou are not running too many other things. How many HDDs and all that?
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July 13, 2010 9:38:34 PM

The PSU is acutally 650w (made a typo), so that gives me some extra head room. Not running much else in the case. Just a single 500gb drive. Network storage takes care of the rest.
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a c 153 U Graphics card
July 13, 2010 9:40:05 PM

Yeah you're fine then.
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a b U Graphics card
July 13, 2010 9:45:52 PM

Absolutely the GTX460. It's the best bang for buck out there... just make sure you opt foro the 1gb version. Not only does it have extra memory, but it has several other increases the normal 460 doesnt.

Plus its always a good idea to run Geforce cards with intel processors to minimized driver issues in the future.

Unfortunately, you won't be running two of them in SLI with that power supply. Under full load they draw nearly 300watts
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a c 376 U Graphics card
July 13, 2010 9:47:41 PM

I would think you can even OC SLIed GTX 460s on that PSU.
Also OCing that processor is a very good idea.
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a c 376 U Graphics card
July 13, 2010 9:50:06 PM

lowriderflow said:
just make sure you opt foro the 1gb version. Not only does it have extra memory, but it has several other increases the normal 460 doesnt

The other thing it has is a 256 bit bus. That said the performance of the two cards is right in line with the pricing. I wouldn't say either is a better deal than the other really.
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July 13, 2010 10:02:12 PM

Wow, loads of input. Thanks for your help guys. I found the 1gb version for only 220$ at newegg.ca so I think I'll go for that. As for SLI it, a single card should be just fine for a good long while so I'll sort that out when the time comes.

Cheers
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