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post #11 of 28
If your mobo does SLI why not get another 470?

EDIT: You could do TRI SLI 470.

Just did a quick search and it seems that the mobo does TRI, if it's possible to SLI the 465 unlocked to a 470 with a 470 then that would be the better choice. With the 460 2win, you are limited, whereas with the 470 you could always do tri.
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I would save your money and get another 465 for SLI. it's just two 460's on one card that will cost you nearly twice as much. Can't you interchange cards on your PCI-E slots too? Like have one in 1st/3rd slot freeing up a PCI slot for the sound card? Or do 2nd/3rd. Just an idea.
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Youre paying about the cost of a 580 for a card that uses older technology and only slightly beats it, and you have no capability for SLI in the future and I doubt anyone will ever make a waterblock for this if you are ever thinking about watercooling. I dont know how the 460 2win overclocks, but an overclocked 580 may beat it, and you have a single gpu, single card solution for about the same price and performance, with more overclocking guides and options than a evga exclusive.

Best improvement options for you are a gtx470 in SLI will dominate the 580 and the 2win, or a gtx 580.

You can pick up a refurb gtx 470 for a lot less than a 2win, but i know you said you want a single card solution.

There, did my best to convince you not to get it!
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It's only $250 on evga b-stock, which is the cause of my dilemma.. I can't keep my sound card with another 470. The first 2 PCI-E slots eat up my PCI slots. There are only 2 PCI slots.

I could get rid of my sound card and pick up a PCI-E sound card, as my x1 slot is open. However, that means selling my sound card (which I've only had for 2 months), and buying another.
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I have exactly the same motherboard.... You can use the top PCI-E slot and the bottom one... That will leave an open PCI slot...

I picked up this mobo (with full waterblocks) as I can have three GPUs and still fit my PCI-E x1 soundcard.
 
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I have exactly the same motherboard.... You can use the top PCI-E slot and the bottom one... That will leave an open PCI slot...

I picked up this mobo (with full waterblocks) as I can have three GPUs and still fit my PCI-E x1 soundcard.
The bottom one would shove the bottom GPU into the PSU.

I would really rather go dual 470's, but it's stuff like this that bothers me. Also kinda worried about my power supply with 470 SLI. I know I have enough headroom, but still paranoid.
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Agreed. Why wouldn't you just add another card and SLI? Seriously, a 470 stomps all over a 460 in every which way.
     
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Take a look at the pic below. It shows a HD5870 (11.1'') inside an Antec 900. So, a GTX460 2Win (11.5'') could be fitted if there is no harddisk blocking.

Regarding performance, it will definitely perform much better than your current unlocked GTX465. Basically, it is a tie with a GTX580.
Review: http://pureoverclock.com/review.php?id=1253&page=3

Whether or not to scratch the itch is something I cannot do for you.
With these 2 facts stated, you have to decide it yourself.
That review gives very strange results. I mean, 2 GTX 460's/GTX 580 beating a pair of 6970's?
That just doesnt add up. And the 590 being so far ahead?
Something is strange there.
    
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personally i think you will be just fine with your PSU to SLI 470s if you wanted to
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I think it's the hassle of my sound card that's frustrating me. Also, trying to find a non reference 470.
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