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Looking to upgrade, need some advice

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
February 15, 2012 8:17:18 PM

My Specs:
Processor:AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Processor, Black Edition
Mobo:Asus M4A79XTD EVO (fully upgraded Bios)
Ram: 8gigs of Patriot Ram (don't have the specs atm)
GPU: PNY XLR8 VCGGTX4601XPB-OC GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) OC 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI
PSU: Corsair TX750W v2

I'm really uncertain of what kind if GPU I should upgrade to. My mobo currently only supports CFX, I've been considering upgrading the mobo to am3+ with sli/cfx.

Any advice would be appreciated.

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February 15, 2012 9:42:55 PM

I think that you do have to decide if you are going to do the motherboard upgrade and if getting two video cards is what you want. You should also let us know what the budget is going to be for the new card because since you have a 460 you are going to have to go with a 570 or 6950/6970/7950 and those cards are over $250.

SAPPHIRE 11196-00-40G Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

MSI R6970 Lightning Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
$394.99 and a $30 rebate makes it $364.99.

MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III PE/OC Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
$299.99 and a $20 rebate makes it $279.99

Here are a couple of examples of the various cards that you have to choose from.
February 16, 2012 12:57:26 AM

I would like to avoid having to upgrade my mobo, however I also want to avoid any possible bottlenecks.

I've been looking at purchasing one of these

Another option however, is purchasing a new mobo with sli support, and getting an additional GTX 460.