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Basically Intel is better than AMD for high end usage. I read in a book that Amd is good to about the $150 range then Intel takes it all from there. Of course it makes sense because you pay more for Intel. For gaming a majority of game engines only utilize 2 cores, and sometimes (i think) 4 cores. Intel (from what I understand) is better at sorting through game engines than AMD. Although the difference is only going to be 10 fps at max, maybe 15 if your really blowing the bank on a Intel CPU. If gaming is the main thing you do I would grab a I3 or an I5 with a Cooler master hyper 212 and overclock the thing out of this world. But in reality with your current setup you will only see a 10-15 fps increase (if any.) Personally when I build another rig I will save up longer and more money and grab a Intel CPU.
If you want to increase game FPS more with your current rig just start overclocking and you will see some improvement.

As for your GPU; I highly doubt your taxing that 700 watt too much with your current setup. On my sig rig I use around 400 watts.. so you should have plenty of power to grab another GPU- Notice that I said should. If you want to get a 2nd GPU do so, if it draws to much power it wont start.. or so they say biggrin.gif

P.S. There is a reason why I put my rigs up on the desk or inside something... thumb.gif
Edited by xtreme-one - 3/30/12 at 6:49pm
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I have a very similar set up. I'm using a 965 but its overclocked to 4.0 with a corsiar h50. I have 560's in sli, which are pretty similar to your 460. As much as I would like an Intel chip, I honestly don't see how it would improve my gaming performance much, since I can already play 99 percent of games maxed out at 1080p with very good frame rates (bf3 is even up around 60 fps on ultra).

If you want a good solid upgrade for your rig, I definitely suggest getting a second 460 since they are fairly cheap right now and I guess I'm not sure what kind of cooling you have for you cpu, but clocking that thing up around 4 is a very nice power boost thumb.gif

Intel is great and all but the 965 has a great reputation for being very overclock-able and being a great gaming chip. and the intel's that everyone suggests buying are really good at making your e-peen bigger, but in real world situations, your probably not going to see a huge difference in performance.

I think personally I'm going to wait till amd throws their next cards on the table to consider upgrading. biggrin.gif

edit: I'm guessing your psu will handle a second card, but you might want to ask around here some more because I am no expert. I am using a really cheap cheesy 850 to power my system, but it does have 4 12v rails.
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