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GTX 460 w/ 260 help

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  • Gtx
  • Overclocking
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  • Corsair
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August 26, 2010 2:38:00 AM

I have a Gigabyte GTX super overclock edition and a 620w Corsair HX PSU. I was wondering If I would need to get a better PSU in order to run a GTX 460 with my 260 for PhysX.

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August 26, 2010 2:52:08 AM

I'm thinking you're going to be pushing it on that psu and I don't think the cost of upgrading the psu is going to be worth the performance boost. The only way it would be worth buying a new psu would be if you plan on buying another GTX 460 soon.
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August 26, 2010 2:52:15 AM

I don't THINK you would need to, you can run SLI 460s on a Corsair 650w, I'm not sure how much wattage a card dedicated in Physx takes, but I can't see it taking too much.
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August 26, 2010 3:14:38 AM

True, the op wouldn't be pushing the gtx 260 very hard. I didn't think of that, and his psu is pretty good.
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August 26, 2010 10:10:08 AM

Yes,Corsair 620 should handle a GTX 460/GTS 250 without any problems
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August 26, 2010 9:24:17 PM

Okay, that's good. I already need to upgrade my Mobo and was hoping not to also have to buy a new PSU.
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August 27, 2010 12:20:28 AM

Are you upgrading your mobo just for this? If you will probably be dissapointed because you'll see a minor performance boost in the few games that use physx. The majority of games you'll see no boost at all.
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August 27, 2010 3:19:26 AM

My mobo only has PCI-Express 16x slot, so I am trying to prepare for when I do go SLI.
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August 27, 2010 3:20:23 AM

*only has one PCI-Express 16x*
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August 27, 2010 3:24:57 AM

oh your good to go then. SLI'd gtx460's are a nice setup.
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August 27, 2010 11:53:07 PM

Ya, looked like a nice way to go. Still gotta get together the funds.
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August 27, 2010 11:55:32 PM

Just out of curiosity are you not happy with the performance of the GTX 460? I wouldn't do all this upgrading unless the GTX 460 is not performing well enough for you.
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August 28, 2010 3:12:12 AM

No I have a GTX 260, and I am going to get a GTX 460 soon. I was just looking into the option of using the 260 as a PhysX card.
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August 28, 2010 3:15:48 AM

I'd wait and see if the GTX 460 is good enough for you before you worry about buying a motherboard to accomodate a phsyx card which won't really even help that much, and only in certain titles.
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August 28, 2010 3:20:16 AM

If you really want physX, why not sell the 260 and get a cheaper card to use as physX? You really won't lose any performance.
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August 28, 2010 7:58:15 PM

Using a 260 as a PhysX card will just be temporary until I go SLI with 460's.
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September 4, 2010 12:20:50 AM

Well I don't know where I should sell it or how much I should sell it for. Just easier to use it while it is still in the realm of good.
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September 14, 2010 1:26:11 AM

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September 14, 2010 2:13:32 AM

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