Okay my new gaming build at the moment is running an Evga GTX460 SE, 4gb ram, 1tb hdd, Core i5 2500k and a 650 watt power supply. I originally planned on upgrading the ram, then the power supply, and eventually put another GTX460 in for good measure. I'm wondering if instead of puting in another 460, if i would get better results from a GTX 580, or even the GTX460 2win (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...). Now i now that either one of these upgrades is going to require more that my current 650 watt psu and I do plan on upgrading that first and foremost....I'm just wondering if a single higher end card would be a smart move?
A GTX460 SLI is still a very powerful combo.You could easily max out games.But theirs always the problems with drivers and which game supprots SLI/Crossfire.I would suggest going with a more powerful single card.Depending on what type of psu you have, usually a 650watt is enough for a GTX460 SLI or a single GTX580.
My Psu is an ULTRA 550 watt (thought it was 650 for some reason lol) LSP550. At the moment I'm looking to upgrade the Psu to a modular one with more watts(obviously) and also go with a GTX580.
In the end when i price out buying one GTX 580 and a PSU to match it'll be a bit more that another GTX 460 n psu...but well worth the money given the performance I'll be getting (from what i read anyways).
but to answer your question...i guess I dont really have a budget, I'm shooting mainly for performance.
Just FYI I appreciate your user name Purple
also WOW good price for 580 AND PSU? Good find there much appreciated.
Yeah I'm tring to future proof my rig for as long as i can, but I'm getting tired of sacrificing graphics for fps.....I have become a graphics whore. Thank Skyrim and RAGE for the sudden obsession.