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Old April 2, 2012, 12:32 PM
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Hi I'm currently deciding on my available motherboard and video card upgrade options for my gaming rig; my current set up is:
Asus P8P67 LE xfire only
Evga GTX 460 sc
This is a gaming only pc and I mainly play Battlefield 3, and Diablo 3 when it comes out. I play on 1920x1080.

1) There's a sale going on at my local memory express for refurbished parts.
-Asus P8P67 Pro with sli for$ 69.99 Cdn
It has more phases compared with my current board, plus the pro has x8/x8 sli/xfire while the non pro only has x16/x4.
- MSI N460GTX Hawk GeForce GTX 460 1GB PCI-E w/ Dual DVI, HDMI for $118.99 Cdn
With this option I will attempt to replace my motherboard on my own and sli the two GTX 460s.

Plan total cost=$200.04 Cdn with tax

2)Replace my GTX 460 with Evga GTX 560 Ti classified 448. (around $260 Cdn after tax)

So my question for you guys is, which option would serve me better as far as dollar per performance increase goes? I know if I ever plan to oc my i5 2500k over 4.5 Ghz with a stable clock I would need to replace my mobo either way.
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Old April 2, 2012, 04:43 PM
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To answer your question, the bottom line is the 460 SLI will out perform the 560Ti 448 option, unless you become VRam limited (max out the 1gb ram). If I was you I would sell the 460 and grab a used gtx 570/580 (they are everywhere now, so you can get a good price...check the buy sell threads).
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Old April 3, 2012, 01:01 PM
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Bond007 is right with buying used 570's/580's and how your 460 is better than the 560 ti.
I would suggest you buy your parts near the release date of diablo 3 and hope that prices for mobo/videocard goes down. XD
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Old April 3, 2012, 01:09 PM
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I am using a single 560ti448, with a second one in the closet.
in BF3 I get +70FPS on 1920x1080 High settings.
Yes it does underperform my previous 460SLI.
I really only switched because its next to impossible to find full WB's for the 460's
So if you're just using air, save some bucks and keep the 460's
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