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At this time would it still be feasable to do? I will be overhauling CPU/Mobo/RAM in a Month or 2 and was wondering if its worth it?

I can get a GTX460 1GB for $200AUD and might raincheck it..

Of Course I won't be able to use it now, but will shortly enough...
What would they be equivalent to? Most say it will beat a GTX580..

Well Im off for 18Hours, ciao OCN.
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sli 460's are great

yes they beat a 580 also
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i have wondered the same thing if i should upgrade my mobo to an SLI one and just add another 460 since they have dropped in price quite a bit and would love to have SLI. i have $400 to spend but i can get the mobo I want AND another 460 and the NZXT Vulcan case i want lol with $400 i cant afford the 580...i can get a 570 tho
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sli 460's are great

yes they beat a 580 also
Depends on the game.

While they beat a GTX 480 in most cases, I don't think they beat a GTX 580 unless he plans on overclocking them quite a bit.

Worth doing though, I agree.
    
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with the current prices of the 460 i would get another
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I'm a happy camper and it cost half what one of my 5870's did when I bought them.
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Depends on the game.

While they beat a GTX 480 in most cases, I don't think they beat a GTX 580 unless he plans on overclocking them quite a bit.

Worth doing though, I agree.
At 1080p (or 1920 x 1200) they do beat a 580, in almost every game. At 2560 x 1600/1440 the tables are turned however.

Is it worth it? I wouldn't go back to a single 460 for any reason. Your current average frame rates will become your new minimum frame rates. Definitely worth it.

Edit: Didn't realize you were using an E8400.. I might get a quad core instead of going SLI 460s if I were you. Larger performance jump in the games that really need a quad core. Then get another 460 later.
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^ has it right.

OC'd 460 1GB's will beat a 580 @ 1080p and probably 1200p, but anything higher than that it starts getting held back by lack of vram

It is definitely worth the upgrade.
    
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At this time would it still be feasable to do? I will be overhauling CPU/Mobo/RAM in a Month or 2 and was wondering if its worth it?

I can get a GTX460 1GB for $200AUD and might raincheck it..

Of Course I won't be able to use it now, but will shortly enough...
What would they be equivalent to? Most say it will beat a GTX580..

Well Im off for 18Hours, ciao OCN.
You can get a Gainward GTX 460 2GB Golden Sample basically for that... ($230) or a GTX 560 Ti... I'm sure if you look around a bit more you can get a GTX 460 1GB for about $170 or less. I paid $209 for mine before christmas.

Here's an example.
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Originally Posted by Am* View Post
Depends on the game.

While they beat a GTX 480 in most cases, I don't think they beat a GTX 580 unless he plans on overclocking them quite a bit.

Worth doing though, I agree.
Mine overclocks from 715MHz to 875MHz stable.
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