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GTX 460 x2 with Q9550

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October 28, 2010 5:30:09 PM

Hi guys
I planning to buy 2x http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... to use them in SLI. My question is whether my processor limit their performance (2x GTX 460) ? My current built is :

Processor : Core 2 Quad Q9550 c1 @ 3.069 Ghz

Motherboard : Nvidia 790i Ultra SLI

RAMS : Corsair 6 GB @ 1333 MHZ Cas 9

HDD : Seagate 1 TB

Sound Card : Creative X-fi Xtreme Audio

OS : Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

Thanks in advance

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October 28, 2010 5:54:44 PM

what I meant was whether my processor will be able to handle (does not create a bottleneck) the data fed by 2x GTX 460 in SLI
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October 28, 2010 5:58:52 PM

No, it can handle the cards well. If you want you can overclock it to 3.4Ghz but i suggest you also buy an aftermarket cooler.

At 3Ghz there won't be any problems in games.

And great choice on the video cards. Very good cooling, even in SLI mode.


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October 28, 2010 6:13:48 PM

I have a coolermaster hyper 212 plus cooling my processor in a centurion 590 chassis, is it good enough. I had seen a 2x GTX 460 review on tom's itself and they were using i7 980X at 4 Ghz, that is the why this question arose in my mind. Also, will it be a little more advantageous to go for 2x GTX 460 over 2x GTX 470, as to what I know GF104 is better than GF100 in price, temp, performance. Also will this set be good enough for 3 monitor at 1080p OR 23-24' 3D screen?
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October 28, 2010 6:19:00 PM

Then get your CPU at 3.4 if you want. At list that is the sweet spot for my core 2 duo(same socket). The gtx470 in sli will give you more performance then 2x gtx460 but the heat and power consumption will be higher(and the price also).
As for 3 monitors in games i know that AMD cards have that option. Nvidia has surround but i think only with 2. I won't say more because i do not know exactly.
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October 28, 2010 6:24:32 PM

As i'm going for 2x SLI, I don't think 3 monitors should be a problem, but what about a single 23' nvidia 1080p 3D monitor?
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October 28, 2010 6:30:40 PM

I heard that MSI cyclone has fan fins that breaks off really easily when slightly bumped when you are doing some stuff inside your case...
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October 28, 2010 6:36:42 PM

flowingbass said:
I heard that MSI cyclone has fan fins that breaks off really easily when slightly bumped when you are doing some stuff inside your case...


I don't think you an break them that easy. NEVER WORK WITH A HAMMER INSIDE THE CASE :lol:  . The fins might be a little more sensitive to bending but other than that the cards should be ok.

"..but what about a single 23' nvidia 1080p 3D monitor?" -Well that won't be a problem, but for more fps i would go with 2xgtx470. You will have an advantage when using a 3d monitor in demanding games. If i had the money, i would buy the best that i can. It depends on how much you want to invest in your video cards.
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February 6, 2011 3:19:22 AM

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February 6, 2011 2:15:37 PM

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