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You should look into 460s in SLi if you are considering the regular 560. They perform identically clock for clock.
    
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You should look into 460s in SLi if you are considering the regular 560. They perform identically clock for clock.
Woah...260 euro for GTX 460's in SLI. What kind of temps do you get though? And how's the power consumption, do you know?
    
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Depends what I'm doing but in heavy 3D games the temps go up to ~78C at my speeds/volts.

Power consumption is ~450-550W depending on your system with 550W being a pretty beastly system.
    
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hmm that seems pretty good.
By the way, does it matter that much that I'll be using 2 PCIe x8 slots instead of x16?
    
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hmm that seems pretty good.
By the way, does it matter that much that I'll be using 2 PCIe x8 slots instead of x16?
Nope. There is no performance hit as the lanes have enough bandwidth even at 8x.
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First of all, if you're considering to SLI two 560's then a 570 would be more worth it. If you plan to SLI two 560Ti then you have a few options here. The Ti's are a considerable step above regular 560's.

1. HX620 is a very solid PSU and will definitely be enough for SLi 560ti. Will be no problem at all.
If you plan to SLI anything above that (570, 580, etc) then a 620w won't be enough.

2. Very dependent on the game and driver support, but for the most part this is not something you need to worry about in today's games.

3. 560ti-> SLI can outperform a single 580. But you lose out on some upgrade potential.

My advice: Go with a single 560ti for now. SLI two 560ti's if you don't feel like its enough power. If you want to go with a single card, then save some money and go with a single 580.
I am going to disagree with the statement "this is not something you need to worry about in today's games" in reference to SLI. I traded up my 2 470's for a single 580 because I couldn't even play tf2 without micro-stuttering. This issue should be alleviated depending on the type of CPU. My old AMD 955 could quite cut it. I am interested to see the results of 2x580's with my new i7 2600k though.
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I am going to disagree with the statement "this is not something you need to worry about in today's games" in reference to SLI. I traded up my 2 470's for a single 580 because I couldn't even play tf2 without micro-stuttering. This issue should be alleviated depending on the type of CPU. My old AMD 955 could quite cut it. I am interested to see the results of 2x580's with my new i7 2600k though.
So you have no idea if it was a problem with SLi inherently or with your setup. You changed not only your video cards but also your processor. I don't see how this information helps at all.

GTX 460s work perfectly in my setup.
    
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I opted for 2 gtx 560's, they were from a friend of mine so were the same price as the gtx 460's
I'll benchmark a bit and see if I can overclock them or something and tell you guys how it goes. Hopefully no microstuttering!
Thanks again
    
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I opted for 2 gtx 560's, they were from a friend of mine so were the same price as the gtx 460's smile.gif
I'll benchmark a bit and see if I can overclock them or something and tell you guys how it goes. Hopefully no microstuttering!
Thanks again smile.gif
How are those 560's in SLI with BF3?
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