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well i just bought 2 gtx 550ti's and now of course im having buyers remorse. i've seen on tomshardware that dual 460's is better than dual 550ti's.

i just bought these damn things from newegg so the question is should i return them and buy dual 460's instead?
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116w vs 160w each.
the 460s are more powerful though.
27% power consumption difference
Probably around 10% processing power difference or less. Refer to the benchmarks you saw. the 460 might actually have a lot more power...
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wow. so i went to process my return for the cards on newegg. since the cards came with 2 free game downloads, it subtracted that out of my potential refund. so i would be basically getting a refund for only one card.
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Yes, buy dual GTX 460 1GB's. They are still my favorite set-up even with my dual GTX 570's in SLI and a triple HD 6970 set-up in tri-fire. They were the little cards that could.
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post #6 of 48
Yes. Take back, go with the 460's or possibly one 580 or 570, sometimes SLI is a head ache.
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SLI or Crossfire has never been a headache for me.
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Sli 460 will be the best bet

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alright sweet. i just contacted newegg about my refund issue. hopefully i'll be able to get my full refund back so i can get different cards. i have my eyes set on this beast:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130565
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You'll also be limited in your overclocks, those GTX 460 1GB's draw a lot of power.

Pasted from an old thread of mine:
Drawing from the wall with a Corsair AX1200 PSU and my system idle wattage is 222W. The total while running Prime 95 and FurMark with 16x MSAA at 1920 x 1200 is 925W.

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171W

Stock GTX 460 1GB SLI (556W):
334W

Overclocked GTX 460 1GB SLI - 960MHz Core Clock (768W):
546W

925W Actual vs. 939W Calculated
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