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GTX460 SLI vs the 500 series / psu

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hey everyone, got two questions i'd like to ask.

i have a GTX 460 OC'd to 875/1750, and since Battlefield 3 is coming out soon, i want to get another GTX 460 and SLI them together for some fine FPS.

first question is, would it be a better idea to SLI with another 460 or buy another card, but only one card. like a GTX 570. hell, even perhaps an 6870 ?

and my second question is, i have a crappy PSU. its XILENCE 580W, not sure if it supports SLI or not, im a complete noob when it comes to PSU's.

can this PSU handle two GTX 460's ? if not, can you guys recommend any good PSU that can handle two GTX 460 & i5 2500k @ 4.6ghz? (not too expensive, but good enough)

thanks in advance !

edit : i meant 6970 ! not 6870
Edited by Cryolite - 5/30/11 at 10:52am

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460 SLI should be a bit faster than gtx 580.. so buying a cheap 460 would get you nice boost

With any decent 750w PSU you'll be fine.
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2 460s will beat a 570 but you are going to want a 750w psu or a good 650w. I would get a corsair HX750 for my psu.
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A 460 is faster than a 6870 - grab another for some SLI fun, they scale well and run fairly cool so SLI shouldn't be an issue. Get a nice 600W PSU - Silverstone Strider Essentials will be more than enough power
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Depends on your budget, but like other people, I would recommend another 460.

Get a better PSU - like, a good name-brand one with at least 600W.
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First off I would ask you PSU question in the PSU section, you will have a better chance of expert answers there. Second if you do want to upgrade to a single card then I wouldn't get anything less than a 570. A 6870 while slightly faster than your 460 will not be a worthwhile upgrade at all. What I think would be best is to pick up another 460 1gb for cheap, and then a good PSU that they recommend in the PSU section. For another 460 I would recommend

or if you don't plan on getting a matching Gigabyte, but honestly any 460 1Gb that isn't a SE will do fine so I would get the cheapest option available.
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