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Old 01-05-11, 05:17 PM   #1
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Question Taking Sandy Bridge plunge! Stick with GTX 460 1GB? Or...?

Finally upgrading my core setup now that Sandy Bridge is knocking on the door. Should I stick with my GTX 460? I like the performance offered by the GTX 570 and I'm thinking I could flip my 460 for a decent amount. However I'm not too keen on dropping $350 for a card that averages between 60-80% faster over the GTX 460 I have now. I thought about a higher end P67 board w/SLI capability to go with another GTX 460, but I have no SLI experience whatsoever. To make things worse two GTX 460s draw significantly more power than a single 570 and I'm not 100% sure my 620W Corsair would be up to the task. It would be nice to shut off the extra card when my back catalog of older titles though (I have quite a list to complete...)

Thoughts appreciated.
PC - | Core i7-2600K @ stock | Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3 | 4GB Patriot Sector 5 DDR3 | Galaxy GTX 460 1GB @ stock | Corsair Force 120GB SSD | Seagate 1TB 7200RPM | 320GB Seagate 7200.10 | 2x Seagate 500GB USB 2.0 | Lite-On 20x SATA DVD+RW | Silverstone TJ-09 | Corsair 620W PSU | Logitech Z-5500s | Sennheiser HD-570 headphones | Samsung 2494LW |

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