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READ above, I already did that, got little to no improvement.

ok fair enough, well I personally wouldn't be afraid to grab another 460 but thats my two cents. see what happens when you get your mobo and ram installed and decide from there. those two 460's will run any game out today at a fairly decent frame rate. wait a few years and grab a 500 series card when they go down in price.

you will be set for a long time with that mobo. it will except even the newest processors and having two x16 card slots will be a performance gain when running sli.
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Oh okay yeah I see. I guess I would have to say bye to the Asus gtx 460, such a nice card, sexy!! But if lets say I were to get a new GPU, like the 560 ti, which I heard many great things about, I would need a new PSU, but something future proof for 8 pin GPUs later later on. I have a 500w CM extreme, with only 1 6pin gpu, and I use two molexes to a 6 pin. CRAP

Yeah those power supply aren't the best out there but they do the job just fine.
A new PSU and a GTX 560 would not be a huge upgrade but it's definately would help.
With your new board and memory you'd be able to run @ ultra with no filtering or high with some filters on.
EDIT: If you sell your GTX 460 and your old Motherboard and ram you could get around $200 for all.
Add $100 and you get a GTX 560 2GB which would be perfect for your need (IE BF3 biggrin.gif )
Edited by Abs.exe - 1/20/12 at 11:46am
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The board and ram there is much much better.
GTX 460 are low-mid end cards now, while GTX 560 Ti's are mid end, which in return allow me to blast a GTX 580 in every single games, and I play in 3D so SLI is a must have.
A GTX 460 1 Gb SLI isn't worth it you will have a GTX 480 with 1Gb of ram, you COULD run the game maxed out but the Vram will not allow you to do so.
EDIT : GTX 580 SLI > GTX 560 Ti 2Gb SLI > GTX 580 == GTX 460 Sli* > GTX 560 Ti> GTX 460
*You could do it, but the 1 Gb Vram won't allow you to run @ ultra with any kind of Filtering options.

SO what is a good single GPU? The 580 looks nice, but WAY to expensive, and besides I would need a new PSU too.
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BUT I purhchased that new board for future SLIs mad.gif


I guess I could wait, like a year, keep going with the 460 single, then get sli 560 tis, or something, once i get money smile.gif
Edited by Aregvan - 1/20/12 at 11:49am
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dont regret your purchase, its looks like a bad ass board. if you do buy a 570 or something like that you can always get another in the future when you need it thumb.gif
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dont regret your purchase, its looks like a bad ass board. if you do buy a 570 or something like that you can always get another in the future when you need it thumb.gif

Yeah thanks mate, but the 570 OUCH expensive, sorry I dont have a job. frown.gif I will go on with the 460, then get the 570, then another 570, MUCH later on. Otherwise I would have bought a micro ATX board. thumb.gif

ALSO, .themetal, you have the same CPU as me, except yours is at 4ghz, NICE, doesn't that CPU bottleneck your sli 560s?
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I would sell my 460 and buy a GTX 560 Ti 2Gb to start with, and SLI it down the road in a few months.

I choosed GTX 560 2Gb over GTX 570 for the Vram bonus, save some money and overclock the 560 and you'll have a beast of a card.
570 in SLI is very fast but hits a wall with their small Vram.


EDIT : BF3 Vram usage is > 1.6Gb JFYI.
Edited by Abs.exe - 1/20/12 at 11:55am
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he's right about the vram, and there is also the new 560 ti 448's and I've heard great things about them and they are cheaper than a 570.

and about the bottleneck, I might get a little bit but over all the computer runs really well. If it does bottleneck, I honestly don't notice it.
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I would sell my 460 and buy a GTX 560 Ti 2Gb to start with, and SLI it down the road in a few months.
I choosed GTX 560 2Gb over GTX 570 for the Vram bonus, save some money and overclock the 560 and you'll have a beast of a card.
570 in SLI is very fast but hits a wall with their small Vram.
EDIT : BF3 Vram usage is > 1.6Gb JFYI.

Seems like you are right, I shall sell the 460 than, but later on first I have to purchase the 560ti, then sell the 460, but the price will be so low, and the 560 ti is an okay price, then I will SLI that same 560 ti, then sell it again, then get GTX 650, then sli, then sell, then get GTX 790 then sli, then sell, then get GTX 990 then sli, then sell, then get GTX infinty then SLI that, then die.
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I've got practically the same build as you. I'm running everything on Ultra with the FXAA Injector (no in-game AA or post-processing), seems perfectly fine (definitely above 30FPS, but the FXAA Injector means I can't use MSI Afterburner to monitor FPS, so I can't give you exact numbers).

My Phenom II X4 is @ 3.8GHz, and the CPU-NB is @ 2.8GHz too. Overclock your CPU-NB and CPU and GTX460. Problems should be solved.

1GB is enough for BF3 as long as you don't use AA.
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