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Hey guys, I'm thinking about upgrading to a 2nd gtx 560 in the future and i'm wondering, are gtx 560's the best I can get for a 650w psu? Because I just sold my gtx 580 not too long ago, and this was one of the reasons, there was no expansion with my current psu.

Thanks guys! Also, will sli gtx 560's be enough for gaming at 1080p for the next 3-5 years?
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Let me hop in my time machine and find out for you. BRB.
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Idea: If you are willing to trade about GPUs and such why not just buy a new PSU?
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Originally Posted by Behemoth777;12442078 
Hey guys, I'm thinking about upgrading to a 2nd gtx 560 in the future and i'm wondering, are gtx 560's the best I can get for a 650w psu? Because I just sold my gtx 580 not too long ago, and this was one of the reasons, there was no expansion with my current psu.

Thanks guys! Also, will sli gtx 560's be enough for gaming at 1080p for the next 3-5 years?

3-5 no, prob 2-3.
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Originally Posted by Live_free;12442110 
Idea: If you are willing to trade about GPUs and such why not just buy a new PSU?

Because i'm trying to do this in the most price conscious way possible, another reason why I opted for the 560 instead of the 580. Sli'ing the 580 in the future would still be expensive, where as sli'ing the 560's is much easier to do, much sooner(if need be).

Buying a new psu would cost me having to sell my current one, which would be hard to do and I wouldn't get close to half of what I paid for it, and buying a brand new 850w psu that I really don't need because of the reasons stated above.
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You could be even more price aware and get two GTX 460s for less than $280 compared to the $500 on two GTX 560s.
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Originally Posted by Mad World;12442186 
You could be even more price aware and get two GTX 460s for less than $280 compared to the $500 on two GTX 560s.

Being price conscious while also being as future proof as possible, that's what I was going for. Dual gtx 460 1gb's cost $200, not $140 a piece. And gtx 460 768mb would not be nearly as future proof, with me being on 1080p. I need at least 1gb of vram for this resolution.
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Take a brief review of history:
~3 years ago, Nvidia's mainstream GPU was GTX260 Core216 (released July 2008)
Now 3 years later, GTX260 SLI should still perform well enough, even though it can struggle at more demanding games (putting DX11 aside and just consider framerates).

~5 years ago, it was the 7800GT (released August 2005).
Now, 5.5 years later, a pair of such cards is just not doing well enough, IMHO.

Therefore, considering that GTX560 Ti is Nvidia's mainstream card at this moment, I say it can last 3 years from now without problem but not a chance for 5 years.

/my analysis
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Originally Posted by windfire;12442353 
Take a brief review of history:
~3 years ago, Nvidia's mainstream GPU was GTX260 Core216 (released July 2008)
Now 3 years later, GTX260 SLI should still perform well enough, even though it can struggle at more demanding games (putting DX11 aside and just consider framerates).

~5 years ago, it was the 7800GT (released August 2005).
Now, 5.5 years later, a pair of such cards is just not doing well enough, IMHO.

Therefore, considering that GTX560 Ti is Nvidia's mainstream card at this moment, I say it can last 3 years from now without problem but not a chance for 5 years.

/my analysis

Very well put. +1 for you!
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Another thing to keep in mind, late 2008 when the GTX 260 Core 216 was released, the price point was $280.

I recently upgraded my GTX 260 Core 216 to an HD 6950 2GB for $285. So it got a good ~3 years use before I felt the need to upgrade.

So the GTX 560 Ti should give you a good 2-3 years of use like windfire said.
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