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Im thinking bout getting another 570. Would it be overkill for 1920x1080 resolution?
A little unless you want to run want to run very high AA on Cyrsis or Metro
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Well after doing some thinking, I believe I'll just add a 2nd gtx 460. I'd rather save money and perhaps upgrade when gtx6xx series come out.
I can live without all the bells and whistles (very high AA/AF/AO/DoF) just want good fps with "high" settings. And these are perfect just for that especially @1080p.

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Your current PSU (OCZ Fatal1ty 550W) won't be enough for the two GTX460 though.
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Your current PSU (OCZ Fatal1ty 550W) won't be enough for the two GTX460 though.
well it'll do...but it will be very stressed and possibly die on you...recommend a 650w of your choice...650 should be plenty to hold those 460s..


also, I know you mentioned you're getting the 460, but as some people said you might be better off with a 570, because i'm sure two 570s will be better than spending more for a 670 or whatever comes out then and having to get rid of your two 460s...also you can use a 570 with a 460 for physx...i thought about doing that, and i just might still...
    
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oh yeah i'm upgrading the psu lol forgot to mention that, sorry.
Getting a TX-950 so i have enough headroom for OCing both + plan on doing water loop later on too.
    
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Go with the GTX 570, it gives you more room for improvement in the future. and even when single it is still a fantastic card.
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oh yeah i'm upgrading the psu lol forgot to mention that, sorry.
Getting a TX-950 so i have enough headroom for OCing both + plan on doing water loop later on too.
It's great you're getting a new PSU, but it's not an absolute must. 460 SLI and an i5 will use ~400-450 watts. Maybe less if you don't push overclocks hard, with extra voltage, etc.


i7 965 @ 3.75, 2 460s - 433 watts from the wall (less than 400 at PSU) http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforc...-sli-review/15

i7 980 @ 4.0ghz, 2 460s - 470 watts from the wall (around 420 from PSU)
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...0,2694-10.html

Also, keep in mind the P55 setup doesn't have a power hungry north bridge.
So, not sure what these guys are on about.
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Well after thinking some more... I'm once again undecided lol. I might just go balls out with 2 570s since i just got a good promotion @ my job
    
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so begins the costly journey into "future-proofing" lol. which ever you choose it will be more than enough for a long time. Especially since PC gaming industry is damn near at a standstill atm (unless it's an MMO).
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570.

It an be overclocked pretty nicely to allow for decent gameplay, then down the road you can add up to two cards more.
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