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SLi...selecting the 2nd card

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September 27, 2010 6:54:58 AM

Hi guys & girls,

I'm new in this forum..
well just your opinion on this...

I have a gigabyte gtx 460 1GB OC and now thinking of getting a 2nd card (GTX 460) for SLi. My present mobo is Asus P5N-D, 4 GB RAM and a 550w 80-plus cooler master psu.
so....wat brand to suggest...stick with gigabyte?? or..other brand like..asus, MSI, EVGA etc??.....[with good & efficient cooling design, silent and can fit into my present mobo]....thx

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a c 197 U Graphics card
September 27, 2010 7:06:36 AM

As long as that card is GTX460 then you can go with ANY brand, like MSI, EVGA, ASUS, etc. But if you buy normal version instead of OC version then your 1st card will throttled down to match the 2nd card speed (normal version)...
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a b U Graphics card
September 27, 2010 7:08:02 AM

If you are having a good run with your current card stick with Gigabyte. You may be pushing your PSU a bit by running dual 460's.
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September 27, 2010 8:04:35 AM

yup...sure is........hv to upgrade to at least 750w......
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a c 169 U Graphics card
September 27, 2010 9:55:06 AM

Hello and welcome to the forums
All of those are great brands, if you are happy with your current card then get another one from Gigabyte.
Otherwise,like i said all are good,personally i prefer EVGA
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a c 329 U Graphics card
September 27, 2010 10:03:18 AM

cpmboy said:
yup...sure is........hv to upgrade to at least 750w......

Nowhere near that much is required, 600 - 650w at the most is all that a pair of GTX460's will need as they only require about 160w each.
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a b U Graphics card
September 27, 2010 10:59:49 AM

I agree, MM. Even when OC'd, a pair shouldn't max out above 350W, tops, under the most extreme stress. That puts them well within 600-650W range.
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September 27, 2010 5:35:37 PM

How big of a screen are you playing on that you need two 460's in SLI.

I'm sure one 460 would do well up to 24" 1920x1080
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a c 373 U Graphics card
September 27, 2010 5:37:46 PM

If nothing else for ease of potential tech support issues, I'd grab an identical card.
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September 28, 2010 3:41:10 AM

aberchonbie said:
How big of a screen are you playing on that you need two 460's in SLI.

I'm sure one 460 would do well up to 24" 1920x1080

22" Dell 2209wa ...max res: 1680 X 1050 at 60 Hz...well ...just thinking of it only..not badly in need ..ha ha ha....
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September 28, 2010 3:43:20 AM

Mousemonkey said:
Nowhere near that much is required, 600 - 650w at the most is all that a pair of GTX460's will need as they only require about 160w each.

ooo...ok thx
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a c 169 U Graphics card
September 28, 2010 1:06:34 PM

cpmboy said:
22" Dell 2209wa ...max res: 1680 X 1050 at 60 Hz...well ...just thinking of it only..not badly in need ..ha ha ha....

If you get another 460,then definitely get a new monitor too, you won't see the true potential of 2 460's at your current resolution
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a b U Graphics card
September 28, 2010 1:11:34 PM

Maziar said:
If you get another 460,then definitely get a new monitor too, you won't see the true potential of 2 460's at your current resolution

Might as well go for a multi-monitor setup then >.>
Or he could just get a new monitor with 1920x1080 and save up for another 1680x1050 monitor later.

EVGA or Giga are fine, anythings fine but those are my choices.
Otherwise the single 460 is more than enough for most games to be played on high/max.
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September 28, 2010 1:32:12 PM

push your power supply to 650 W (i guess) and stick with your gigabyte's graphics card......secondarily,get evga's
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September 29, 2010 12:53:52 AM

actually both GC & monitor are still new (< a month)....well ..its up 2 me then......thx a lot frens
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