2 GTX 460's vs GTX 550

xXShanesterXx

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Hello,
i am buying this system:
Core i5 - 2500
3.3GHz CPU
8Gb DDR3 Ram
2Tb Hard Drive
Gaming Case
620W PSU
DVD Burner

and i wanted to know whether i should get 2 gtx 460's or 1 gtx 550
 

cps1974

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that's an odd connundrum - are you sure you mean GTX 550?

the choice is yours really but 2 x GTX 460 in SLI can be on a par with GTX 570/580 depending upon whether you overclock the cards.

The GTX 460 still costs more than the GTX 550 despite being an older card, look at this for a comparison:

http://www.hwcompare.com/9691/geforce-gtx-460-1gb-vs-geforce-gtx-550-ti/

so, 1 x GTX 460 is greater than 1 x GTX 550Ti
GTX 460 SLI is way better than 1 x GTX 550Ti (as stated before GTX 460 SLI can be on a par with GTX 570/580)

you need to have a closer look at your PSU specs to be certain it will cope with GTX 460 SLI, but at 620w I would hope so. Is your motherbard SLI ready and is the 2nd lane you are intending to use free from obstruction by anything else in the case?


chaz

 

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so i should get this:
Core i5 - 2500
3.3GHz CPU
8Gb DDR3 Ram
2Tb Hard Drive
DVD Burner
Gaming Case
620W Power
with 2 GTX 460's.
but would a 620W psu be good enough??
 

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It'd be cutting it extremely close with an OC'ed 2500. Which PSU is it? Antec High Current Gamer?
 

xXShanesterXx

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im not sure which psu im getting, i just know its 620 watt. so i should get a better cpu??
 

samuelspark

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You need to find out WHAT PSU it is because it will be a crucial factor in if your build will work at all. Here's a better idea. Get a single GTX 560 Ti which can be overclocked to 460 SLI performance while costing less, being quieter, and producing less heat.
 

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you right! but when he overclock gtx460 sli than the performance is going double than that of gtx560ti.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/314?vs=330

look at the link gtx460sli with non oc'ing performance is high and when its start oc'ing than guess how much the performance of gtx460 sli has?
 

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Hey. GTX 560 Ti > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > GTX 460 when you OC to about 1000. And 620w can't handle OC GTX 460's seeing how one will take up about 300w when OCed.
 

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