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Hey guys, I currently have one gtx 465 and it's performance is pretty good, but I want more, and unfortunately I'm always wanting to dumb money into my computer. So I'm looking to upgrade my GPU solution. So far I've thought about getting another 465 for SLI, or a 480. Now I would really rather grab the 480, as the 465's aren't all that great, and I wouldn't be able to upgrade w/o buying new cards after that. With the 480 I could possibly get another one for SLI down the road. I'd like to not spend too much more than $200 right now, and newegg has a re-certified gtx480 for $225 right now which seems like a pretty good deal. Also theres usually a few in the OCN marketplace for around that price.

The games I usually play are Wow (yeah i know..) BC2, Crysis and i'm looking into 2033.

Thanks for the advice guys!
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Unless you can sell the 465 i say get another...it willlperform better than the single 480
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Is yours one of the 465's able to be unlocked to a 470?
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Is yours one of the 465's able to be unlocked to a 470?
Unfortunate no it's just an Evga Super clocked. It was only the PNY 465's that could do that if I remember
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The 460 outperform the 465 BTW.
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Get the 480
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Unfortunate no it's just an Evga Super clocked. It was only the PNY 465's that could do that if I remember
not only. tons of pov, zotacs and msi cards was 100% sure to unlock.
go for second or sell it, and buy two 6850 or 6950 or 560TI you got tons of options, but best would be get one more 465.
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not only. tons of pov, zotacs and msi cards was 100% sure to unlock.
go for second or sell it, and buy two 6850 or 6950 or 560TI you got tons of options, but best would be get one more 465.
Ahh alright, i thought there might be a few more that could do that. I'm sort of a Nvidia fanboy because i had some horrible experiences with my 4850 and ATI drivers in general so I'm not really considering ATI anymore. And I don't really see a 560Ti being worth it considering it doesn't out perform the 465 very much and it's as expensive as grabbing a 480.
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Unfortunate no it's just an Evga Super clocked. It was only the PNY 465's that could do that if I remember
My card unlocked. Almost all of the MSI GE's unlocked.
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