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GTX460 768mb upgrade

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April 24, 2012 6:51:53 PM

Hello All,


Here are my current PC components
Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Mobo: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
CPU: Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I52400
RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
GPU: evga GTX460 768mb, and a Geforce GTS 8600 as a phys card.
Monitor: Asus VE248H Black 24" 1920X1080 2ms Full HD HDMI LED Backlight LCD Monitor w/Speakers 250 cd/m2 10,000,000:1
OS: Windows 7 Ult 64bit

Im looking to boost up the graphics, im curenntly using the PC to play plain MMO's like SWOR, and some old RTS's but am looking to use my pc as a replacement for my consul games, i want to run Battlefeild3 with good specs and FPS

I just purchased a the Asus VE248H monitor to play in 1080p and i also have a generic LCD monitor at a lower resolution for general computing while i play a fullscreen on the Asus.


Im trying to weigh my options. I can aford a wide range of cards from $100-$300 or more depending on how much of a boost/$ and typicly like to stay with NVIDIA. Looking to buy from Newegg, Ebay (used/new), Amazon, Cyborpowerpc, Best Buy. Looking to buy between now, and the end of June.

So here are the options im considering:
1. Add an additional GTX 460 768mb
2. Replace the GTX 460 768 with SLI GTX 460 1gb
3. Puchase a higher ranking GPU overall. (would it even fit the case?

Just a reminder im running on a 750W power supply. What would you recommend?

( I do not overclock )

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a b U Graphics card
April 24, 2012 7:11:13 PM

the first option i think it is not good, selling your 460 and buying 2x 1gb version would be better, your psu yes can handle a 460 SLI, but personally i would not invest in another 460, go with a single 570 it is about the performanec you will get with a 460 SLI.

you can go with the cheap version:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

the version on the budget:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and a good version with good cooling:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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April 24, 2012 7:34:32 PM

wow when did the 580 get so cheap?
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April 24, 2012 7:42:05 PM

Anywhere, ive been out of the loop. I hear the 600 series was going to come out but not sure how that effected the price
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a b U Graphics card
April 24, 2012 7:44:12 PM

yes 480 are good, but they are also know for the extreme high power consumption and noise, if @op is good with that it is indeed a good nvidia option.
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April 24, 2012 7:45:18 PM

Whatever you decide make sure you have at least 1g of vram for high rez textures.
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April 24, 2012 7:49:21 PM

Will a 750W Power supply work?

I dont mind the noise, have these BOSE headphones that make me oblivious to all life and sound outside of it.

I might have to remove a somthing in the case to make space for the card as well.

How about the HEAT? The case has a few 20mm fans, and alot of ventilation but im not sure how hot the 580 runs.
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a b U Graphics card
April 24, 2012 7:55:18 PM

checo said:
Will a 750W Power supply work?

I dont mind the noise, have these BOSE headphones that make me oblivious to all life and sound outside of it.

I might have to remove a somthing in the case to make space for the card as well.

How about the HEAT? The case has a few 20mm fans, and alot of ventilation but im not sure how hot the 580 runs.


First of all this is a 480 not a 580.
yes it is a very hot card, and requires a good cooling, if your case don't have a good airflow, just don't overclock it and you should be fine.

it will fit in the case yes.

and yes your antec 750w is enough
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April 24, 2012 8:03:12 PM

I feel like my avatars face right now.


Im looking at passmark.com for the difference between the 480 and the 570, the 570 beats it by alittle but the price for the 480 is a better value.

Would you suggest a specific brand that would hover around that same price?
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May 1, 2012 1:52:42 AM

Best answer selected by checo.
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