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May 25, 2011 7:42:14 PM

Hey guys

I cannot seem to make by mind on either to, buy a new GPU or should I go with SLI. I currently have: i5 2500k, Asrock P67 extreme4, 4gb of Mushkin DRR3 ram, 4 TB of hard drives, Corsair TX750 PSU with an Zoteac GTX 460 1gb (not the SC). All in a Corsair 600T. I have about $350. And I do not know what to do with it.

1. Should I buy a new 6970?
2. Buy a gtx 580 and use the 460 and a physic card
3. Buy another 460 and go nuclear (sli)
4. Buy another 460 and use the remainder on upgrading my ram or buy a H70.
5. Or should I just save my money.

Help guys I don’t know?!

Thank you in advance.

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a b U Graphics card
May 25, 2011 8:21:55 PM

1) If you want to save some money, buy another 1GB 460 for sli.
Because 1GB 460sli >GTX480=HD6970 and GTX580 > 460Sli

2) Save all your money for rain day.

3) If you want to spend the money, buy GTX 580.

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a c 124 U Graphics card
May 25, 2011 8:24:34 PM

ess elle eye

It'll give you great performance and the best bang for your buck.
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a b U Graphics card
May 25, 2011 8:34:49 PM

SLI is going to be the best option, IMO. You already have the power supply for it, and it will give you a ~85%-90% performance boost. I really don't think it's worth getting a GTX 580 or HD6970 because in both of those cases you take a loss when you get rid of the current GTX 460, and then spend more yet on the new card.
May 26, 2011 2:45:02 PM

Thank you guys. I knew i could count on your help. SLI (ESS ELLE EYE) here I come.

I currently have a Zotac GTX 460 1GB could I buy a the EVGA GTX 460 1GB superoverclocked for my sli. or should i stick with another Zotac gtx?
a c 124 U Graphics card
May 26, 2011 3:00:53 PM

You can mix and match brands if you don't mind them looking different inside the case =P

Get whichever. I'd suggest matching clocks to the highest one, or just OCing both ;) 
May 26, 2011 3:46:09 PM

you know what im going to stick with the Zotac one i got a Black and yellow theme going. But thank you all for your help. allso they are on sale for $120 at the Canada computers.
May 26, 2011 3:46:35 PM

Best answer selected by singhie.
a c 273 U Graphics card
May 26, 2011 6:58:38 PM

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