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Hey all,

Currently I have a EVGA GTX 465 as per my thread title, but I'm looking for more. More FPS? Better usage of my PCIe slots (See sig rig for mobo)? Maybe even a better setup for folding?

My questions are few, but I keep arguing with myself about the best answer! So here's what I'm hoping for from you fine gents: advice and an excuse to spend a little green =)

1. Should I simply SLI my GTX 465 with another? My reasoning against this is the appearance of simple GTX 460's performing better! (I bought this darn thing before the 460's were out xD ).

OR

2. Would I be better off upping for a new card and SLI/X-fire that later? (Perhaps now, depending on constraints) And, if so, what should I be looking into? I've been looking at a 6950 and possibly flashing it to a 6970 (sapphire seems to have a good record on this atm).

Thanks heaps for all the help!
    
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post #2 of 8
Buy another 465, get lucky and hope you can unlock both to GTX 470's.
    
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post #3 of 8
buy another if your looking ito folding, and as of now ati folding just isnt here yet since the client is still being worked on.

If you want something now and to fold with then stick with nvidia
    
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Buy another 465, get lucky and hope you can unlock both to GTX 470's.
I kinda doubt it....my EVGA only has 8 mem chips =(
    
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post #5 of 8
I say get another

You can sometimes find the Gigabyte 465s new for super super cheap
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post #6 of 8
SLI is a better choice I think. I'm running 2 GTX 465s in SLI and it's amazing. OC them both and you'll get some nice results.
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post #7 of 8
Sli wins my vote, seems like the better price/performance options
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post #8 of 8
A single GTX 465 is capable to run every game very smooth, but if you want more power, get another one, since you are currently not using your motherboard's features
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