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Ok I am trying to get my computer Battlefield 3 ready. My 460 just really isn't cutting it for me. I am trying to get this done without breaking the bank. I am thinking my best option is to grab another 460 and SLI. What do you guys think?

Also I think I know the answer to the questions, but I am going to ask anyway to make sure. When you SLI does it matter if the cards are from different manufacturers?(I am thinking no) Also will a 650w Corsair HX model handle 2 GTX 460s?(My rig is in my sig)

I am open to any and all suggestions.(Preferably ones that doesn't make my bank account laugh at me) biggrin.gif
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manufactures don't matter only that it's the same gpu like 1gb with another 1gb so on a 650 Corsair HX should handle it really well :v if it has enough connectors ^-^
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Yeah, manufacturers don't matter and that HX650 will run them fine.
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Originally Posted by siryak;15334702 
Ok I am trying to get my computer Battlefield 3 ready. My 460 just really isn't cutting it for me. I am trying to get this done without breaking the bank. I am thinking my best option is to grab another 460 and SLI. What do you guys think?

Also I think I know the answer to the questions, but I am going to ask anyway to make sure. When you SLI does it matter if the cards are from different manufacturers?(I am thinking no) Also will a 650w Corsair HX model handle 2 GTX 460s?(My rig is in my sig)

I am open to any and all suggestions.(Preferably ones that doesn't make my bank account laugh at me) biggrin.gif

I think 460 SLI is still the best "bang for the buck" upgrade around. I've had some 460 768mb's in SLI and I was amazed at how well they gamed. Considering you've got a 1gb card already, I think grabbing another one would be a very good decision and it obviously won't break the bank. wink.gif

As far as using cards from different manufacturers, it will work just fine... I personally would try to find a match, but that's just me.

Your 650w HX should do just fine... I was running an i7-870 overclocked to 4.2ghz, and SLI 460's overclocked to 950mhz on my Enermax Infiniti 720w.

Go for it! biggrin.gif
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My HX650 actually runs with two GTX470s and a lot more other stuff. You'll be more than fine.
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Originally Posted by Bo_Punk_2.0;15334789 
As far as using cards from different manufacturers, it will work just fine... I personally would try to find a match, but that's just me.

Lol honestly I would prefer them to match as well just because I am OCD like that. tongue.gif Unfortunately I have the Gigabyte Super Overclock Series and they are kind of hard to come by it seems.
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the 460 SOC aren't that hard o_O just keep a eye on newegg ^-^ they'll get more in ^-^
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Originally Posted by JunkoXan;15334863 
the 460 SOC aren't that hard o_O just keep a eye on newegg ^-^ they'll get more in ^-^

Yah unfortunately I am not sure it is worth the price premium over the MSI model that is in stock.(Only $130 after rebate)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127518
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i was running BF3 beta on SLI GTX 460s, one zotac, one MSI. even with a stock speed q6600 they still pushed it fine at 1920x1080 (45 was the lowest i personally saw, but i never ran into any graphic issues) i used the recommended settings, mostly high.
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A GTX460 SLI is still very powerful, IS A GREAT CHOICE!
The cards can be from different manufacturers. No problem
I had a GTX460 SLI Corsair TX650 in and never had problems! biggrin.gif
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