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I was planning on picking up another GTX 460 so I can SLI since that is probably my best option without blowing a hole in my pocket. I'm starting to look into 3d.

1.) Will they work with that?

2.) If it doesn't, what card would you suggest for 3D?

3.) A ps3 in 3D will work fine with a 120hz monitor right?
    
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460s in SLI work well for gaming. My 768 Cyclone OCs played pretty much everything at 1080 with a little AA. If you have a 1GB card, you'll be in even better shape. You can't beat just plugging in another card for 120-150 bucks since with your motherboard, case and PSU you're ready to go (unless you got stiffed on an SLI bridge when you got your MB, which is a negligible expense). Just be sure to match versions (you need two 1 GB or two 768 MB cards - you can't mix and match that (or SE and non-SE versions), though you can mix brands or whatever).
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1. Those cards will work fine, performance is another issue though. I would assume these cards would work fine for regular games but might fall behind in Crysis and Metro in 3D.
3. No, a PS3 does not work on a 120Hz monitor in 3D. You will need to spend the big bucks for a 3DTV.
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http://ncix.com/products/?sku=55077&...nufacture=eVGA
^^^ My card right now. will the card you listed work with this? that is a very nice price

So if i bought the nividia 3D Vision kit +120hz monitor id be good to go for 3D?
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=59699&...facture=NVIDIA
    
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Many people say SLI is ideal for 3D. With a single 460, I have no idea what kind of performance you are going to get. A good thing to do is cut the FPS of all the games you play in half because that is likely what performance your going to get when 3D is enabled.
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Thanks for the Info and quick responses. +rep
Lots to think about. i dont think im going to rush into 3D just yet. but ill probably pick up another 460 sometime this week.

oh and why doesnt ps3 3d work with a 120hz monitor>?
    
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No, the one I suggested isn't compatible, and I'm going to delete it from my previous post so as to not mislead others. Sorry about that. The SE designation is further down in the details and I missed it.

Yours is a standard 460 clocked a bit higher. The price on Buy.com is 189.49 159.49 after rebate for that specific model. You can get a standard or factory OC'd 460 1GB for a better price than that if you're a little patient and shop around.

http://www.buy.com/prod/evga-01g-p3-...217104204.html
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oh and why doesnt ps3 3d work with a 120hz monitor>?
Different technology of rendering 3D I believe.
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2 460's will run 3D quite well. Don't invest any $ into PS3 3D. From what I hear they had to reduce the IQ settings to puke level.
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