Originally Posted by NarcissistZero
As for my CPU, no, I run everything stock. It's a good CPU though, everything I read tells me I would gain next to nothing in games by upgrading to a low level i7. If you mean that I need an extreme $800 processor to get anything out of a 5870 then I guess I would say I will not upgrade to one, or a 480, as I cannot do a complete PC overhaul right now financially.
If that is the case, would I still get anything from a second GTX 275?
you don't need to get a new CPU, just OC it a bit.
you will see bigger performance increase from 480, then getting a second 275.
running cards in SLI/CF requires more CPU power.