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Looking to upgrade to GTX 460

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March 7, 2011 11:45:51 PM

Hi all. I am looking to upgrade to a gtx 460 superclocked. I currently have an Asus p5n-e sli with 2 8800 gt's in it. 750W Thermaltake toughpower psu, and Intel core 2 duo 3.0ghz.

I was wondering if this setup would work....I want to of course utilize the pcie 2.0 for the gtx 460. I am not looking to upgrade ram or cpu at the moment.

card:
http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Superclocked-PCI-Express-Gra...

mobo:
http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Intel-DDR2-1200-Motherbo...

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

*not really looking for sli/crossfire, and would like to hover around the 300$ range.

Thanks for any suggestions.

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March 7, 2011 11:54:10 PM

just get the card. why upgrade to another socket 775 mobo? frankly I would spend it on a GTX 560 or start saving it for a future CPU & mobo upgrade
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a b U Graphics card
March 8, 2011 9:16:56 PM

A GTX 460 will be a roughly 20% upgrade from two 8800GT 512MB's in SLI. It won't be a huge difference and it might be more worth putting that money towards a completely new system (you can reuse case, DVD, HDD, PSU, for now).

If you have a Microcenter, you can pick up an i5-2500K, P67 motherboard, and 4GB DDR3 for $350. It won't do much more than a 5% bump for graphics, but you'll have a system worthy of all the best new cards.

Also, if you just want a graphics card, consider the $180 (After coupon & rebate) Radeon 5870 on Newegg right now. It blows all other graphics prices right now out of the water.
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