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October 7, 2010 7:48:45 PM

Hi all need some advice. First off I have a XFX HD Radeon 5870 1g card in my rig now. I am having small issues with it as alot of people are.
Here is my question : I received an email from Newegg and they have a combo deal for 2 PNY GTX 460's for 389.99 after rebate. Would I be better off getting these 2 cards or just spend the same amount for 1 GTX 480?

This is my Mobo:

I know that the PCI for SLI will drop to 8/8. I just need some advice please.

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October 7, 2010 8:11:20 PM

ohh system specs sorry:
phenom 2 x4 965 be 3.7ghz
gskill eco 1600 ddr3 7-8-7-21-2t 1.5v
Corsair HX 850w
samsung spinpoint f3 1tb
128g SSD boot
win7 pro x64


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October 7, 2010 8:27:25 PM

Hmm... Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe that AMD 790x chipset does not support SLI, only crossfire. If it's true the only choice for you can be a single 480 instead of SLI.
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October 7, 2010 8:32:31 PM

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October 7, 2010 8:33:37 PM

lol damn I wasn't paying attention. Thanks for pointing that out.
I guess I am going with the 480
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October 7, 2010 8:36:32 PM

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