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GTX 460 SLI Worth it?

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July 30, 2012 5:36:18 AM

Hi everyone! I current am running a single GTX 460 1gb (the 256bit version) @ 800/1200/1700 and I am loving it but some of the newer games out there wont let me max the setting on anymore :(  I'm thinking about adding another one GTX 460 to run in sli. I can get the card for about $110. Do you think it is worth it? I'm only going to be using a 23" monitor @ 1920x1080.

Computer Specs:
CPU: Intel i5 2500k @ 4.5Ghz
Motherboard: MSI P67A-G43 (B3)
PSU: Xion 850Watt
Ram: G.Skill 8gb (4gbx2) @ 2133Mhz
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932
GPU: Gtx 460 1gb 256bit @ 800/1200/1700
Monitor: Hannspree 23" 1920x1080

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a c 190 U Graphics card
July 30, 2012 5:40:21 AM

Your power supply to be honest is not that great. I wouldn't feel safe recommending a second 460 for you with that power supply. Yes, it would be an upgrade and a good investment, but I dont know I'd recommend you do it with that power supply.

If it were a better brand, I'd say go for it.

EDIT: Unless it was 80+ certified. Even then I'd still be skeptical.
July 30, 2012 5:51:14 AM

Is my PSU really that bad? It have 78amps on the 12v rails. What power supply would you recommend?
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a c 190 U Graphics card
July 30, 2012 5:59:23 AM

78a? I guess its not too bad, that should be plenty for 2 460's. Its not a huge deal, its just not the best there is. Its not like it wont work.

In that case, it might be worth it to go for the 460's, just consider a PSU upgrade eventually.
July 30, 2012 6:03:22 AM

Ok thanks :) 

I will consider getting a better PSU when I have some extra money
a c 190 U Graphics card
July 30, 2012 6:11:34 AM

Cool.
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