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March 10, 2012 11:49:02 AM

Hey everyone
I was looking around the graphics card market the other day and found the EVGA GTX 460 2win for $270!! Currently I have a single 6870 and since my motherboard cant handle Crossfire at 8x 8x I thought it may be a great card. the problem is I have a HAF 912 and removing the cage in it kinda restricts where I will put my 3 drives. Another thing my mother support doesn't support SLI. Does this just kill my idea or does the 360win count as one card?

Also is this worth it to go from a single 6870 to a 460 win?? I'm worried about power consumption and if my PSU will handle my cpu....

Thanks

Heres my specs
HAF 912
2 SSD's (Ones a Vertex Plus the other is an Agility 3)
1 500gb Seagate barracuda
ASrock 970 extreme3
OCZ 750w ZT series
8gb G.Skill Ripjaws
AMD FX 8120
AMD 6870 (Sapphire)

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a b U Graphics card
March 10, 2012 12:34:45 PM

Don't worth the money. If you want an upgrade buy Nvidia 570 and sell your card and keep the money. Another iddea is to sell your video card and with those 270$ buy a 7950.
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a c 84 U Graphics card
March 10, 2012 12:38:23 PM

+1 to gtx 570 gtx 460 2win is not a good upgrade from hd 6870 the gtx 570 is a good upgrade and best bang for buck or if u can afford that much then get a hd 6950 2gb and flash it to an hd 6970 that will be also good upgrade price vise at performance vise not much i think you should go with gtx 570.:) 

this card will be good with better cooling and factory oced.:) 

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

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March 10, 2012 12:40:24 PM

Don't waste the money and keep the 6870 :) 
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March 10, 2012 12:46:33 PM

matt2155 said:
Don't waste the money and keep the 6870 :) 

Thanks. Its great having a community like this. Although I was reading reviews its as good as a GTX 580 the 2win that is. But thanks anyway; ill take your advice.
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a b U Graphics card
March 10, 2012 12:48:34 PM

if i were you i'd wait until the 19th and grab a 7870, i know its more but its almost as fast as GTX 580! also it OCs very well and runs very cool, consumes much less power too :) 
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a c 84 U Graphics card
March 10, 2012 12:52:48 PM

upgrade is not a waste of money you can buy new one and sell older one hd 6870 is good card for gaming in 1080p but gtx 570 is way better then that and really a great card for its price the gtx 570 can handle gaming on higher resolution then the hd 6870 if your motherboard didnt support crossfire then getting a single high end card like gtx 570 would be an good upgrade i think you should go with gtx 570 and upgrade is not a waste od money when you upgrade you got that much performance for the price so upgrade will always be better always look ahead.:) 
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a c 84 U Graphics card
March 10, 2012 12:54:28 PM

Derbixrace said:
if i were you i'd wait until the 19th and grab a 7870, i know its more but its almost as fast as GTX 580! also it OCs very well and runs very cool, consumes much less power too :) 


+1 for hd 7870 it performs better then gtx 570 but performs lower then gtx 580 btw for price its the perfect card.:) 
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March 10, 2012 12:54:51 PM

the 4602win looks really tempting in reviews. It out performs even the 6970 which isn't much anymore but the resolution I play 1920-1080 on a 21.5 inch screen. I want something that will last me 3-4 years and I don't think the 6870 will do that. Will the 4602win?? Probably not
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a b U Graphics card
March 10, 2012 1:09:01 PM

7950 - 7970 will last for 3 - 4 years.
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March 10, 2012 2:19:07 PM

so there is no more value in the 460 2win anymore?
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a b U Graphics card
March 10, 2012 2:37:58 PM

No.Don't worth the money.Why to buy old technology , when in the same price you can buy new technology.
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a c 84 U Graphics card
March 11, 2012 9:24:07 AM

^+1
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a c 84 U Graphics card
March 11, 2012 9:25:28 AM

the hd 7870 will be more powerful and better then that card and also more future proof one.always the new is better.:) 
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