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Im starting to feel like its time to get more FPS out of my games, and am wondering what to do. First off, i have this PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341019 which I think it can run SLI but am not sure about the amps since there is no PCIE power cables left, but plenty of molex.

So should I purchase a second GTX 260 from ebay for $110 or less or should I attempt to sell the current card and just upgrade? I am looking to purchase a whole new rig in a little over a year, so I don't want anything to expensive, just something to keep up my fps. Will getting a second GTX 260 to SLI bring me the biggest FPS increase compared to a single slot solution upgrade?
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Wondering the same thing myself!
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for $110 sli seems like a good option to me. your other option would be to sell your 260 and buy a 460 or 470... so its all about whether you feel like dealing with the hassle.
    
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well if u buy a another 260 it will be like a 470
 
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Depending on whether JedixJarf's GTX260 is the same as yours (192/216?, 55nm/65nm?), I'd consider that for $70.

If they don't match well, then I'd consider a new card. But if they do, SLI'd GTX260's are no slouch for what they cost. There are certainly a fair amount of newer faster single cards out now, though.

I'm still running three of 'em and I'm still happy for now.
 
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Get another GTX260. It will save you money, and be the same performance of a bigger and badder card.
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Thanks for all the help, so my PSU should be good enough to power 2x gtx 260, with the second one going through molex adapters.
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Thanks for all the help, so my PSU should be good enough to power 2x gtx 260, with the second one going through molex adapters.
Yes, 700 should easily power two GTX260's. I did it with an Antec Earthwatts 650.
 
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I haven't regretted upgrading to a second 260, though you didn't say if your's is a 216 edition.

I'm able to max out BC2 (AA x16/AF x16 the works) and still get an average FPS above 40, capping at 65-70.

I can also play Metro on high DX10 settings (Not the highest setting mind, but the setting one below it) and I get a solid 40-60fps. Looks great and plays smooth as silk.

Try to get a 260 for *under* $100 shipped. (Just saw the other post, clarification on whether the OP and seller have 216 editions or the 192s is kind of important!) I managed to and that was months ago. Look around here on the OCN marketplace and I bet you could find one for that or less.
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Depending on whether JedixJarf's GTX260 is the same as yours (192/216?, 55nm/65nm?), I'd consider that for $70.

If they don't match well, then I'd consider a new card. But if they do, SLI'd GTX260's are no slouch for what they cost. There are certainly a fair amount of newer faster single cards out now, though.

I'm still running three of 'em and I'm still happy for now.
Pretty sure its a 192
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