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Shingy
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I currently have a AMD Phenom II x2 550 Black Edition and a GTX 260 Core 216 and I'm deciding whether to upgrade to a single GTX 470, SLI my GTX 260 or upgrade my CPU to a AMD Phenom II x4 965. A downside to the SLI option or the CPU upgrade option is that I'm stuck with DirectX 10. I mainly use my computer for gaming purposes.

 

What do you guys think?

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If you get lucky with that 550 you could easily unlock two of it's disabled cores and up the voltage a little to convert it into a Phenom II X4 955. Rather than SLi the 260 why not part exchange for a 460 and get a performance boost, oh! and DX11. They seem to cost around the same for the 260 and 460.

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I just thought of something after watching this EVGA video. Should I sell my GTX260 once I upgrade to a 1GB GTX460 or keep it as a dedicated PhysX card?

if your power supply can handle it, then I would say yes

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Ya but a 260 for physx is overkill, I'd sell it and get a 9800GT for that

True that. How about a GT240? This shop which I would like to buy my stuff from doesn't have the 9800GT only GT210, GT220, GT240, GTS250, and GTX460 and above. It is here if you want to have a look. I would prefer an EVGA by the way.

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I'd pick up a 9600GT since there's almost no difference when running a dedicated PhysX card. Almost always your main GPU will be the bottleneck, but if buying a 9800GT makes you more comfortable, the price difference isn't too huge so I'd say go for it!

 

Either way though, sell the GTX 260.

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