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Hi I have around $800 in upgrades and was wonder if upgrading my graphics cards is a smart idea. I prefer to stick with Nvidia since I started buying their products and has slower depreciation rate compared to ATi but I'm open to both suggestions.
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Its better to upgrade ur graphics than your cpu imo. Get a gtx 580 or 2 6950.
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Your graphics subsystem (GTX460 SLI) is still quite strong for U2311H (1920x1080) and so I would suggest you keep the $800 in your pool for your next system upgrade.

And, if you really have the urge just to do 'something', try overclocking your GPUs and CPUs. You probably do not need it but this exercise should keep you busy.
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Its better to upgrade ur graphics than your cpu imo. Get a gtx 580 or 2 6950.
Isn't 2 gtx460 equivalent to a single gtx580?
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Your graphics subsystem (GTX460 SLI) is still quite strong for U2311H (1920x1080) and so I would suggest you keep the $800 in your pool for your next system upgrade.

And, if you really have the urge just to do 'something', try overclocking your GPUs and CPUs. You probably do not need it but this exercise should keep you busy.
My system is already overclocked for a safe 24/7 use.
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Your graphics subsystem (GTX460 SLI) is still quite strong for U2311H (1920x1080) and so I would suggest you keep the $800 in your pool for your next system upgrade.
+1 here, or if you must spend your hard earned money, maybe get an SSD?
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+1 here, or if you must spend your hard earned money, maybe get an SSD?
What ssd do you suggest?
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depends, if you're looking for the fastest, go for the Vertex 3 series. I also heard that the Intel SSD's are the most reliable. It heavily depends on your preferences. If you look around the SSD forum, you'll get lots of information.
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depends, if you're looking for the fastest, go for the Vertex 3 series. I also heard that the Intel SSD's are the most reliable. It heavily depends on your preferences. If you look around the SSD forum, you'll get lots of information.
I heard OCZ ssd are not good due to their "bait and switch" tactic.
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Hi I have around $800 in upgrades and was wonder if upgrading my graphics cards is a smart idea. I prefer to stick with Nvidia since I started buying their products and has slower depreciation rate compared to ATi but I'm open to both suggestions.
Get a nvidia gtx590/gtx570sli or amd hd6990/hd6970 cfx/hd6950 cfx,
any of these will be worth wile upgrade over gtx460sli.
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