current PC specs:
EVGA X58 SLI3
i7 2.66 with Cooler Master V8 CPU Fan
3 GB DDR3 SDRAM 1333 MHz
Zotac GTX 295
1000 watt Ultra PSU
Cooler Master 932HAF full tower
Just ordered: Win7 64bit Home Premium + 3 x 4 GB Corsair Vengeance 1600 MHZ
i7 extreme is crazy expensive, so perhaps I could upgrade the video card, but the GTX 690 is also crazy expensive.
A while back you guys gave me some good advice concerning the GTX 560 I had bought to replace my GTX 295. As a consequence, I took the time to save the 295 with a good cleaning, and I've been enjoying it since. As a bonus, I was able to get a refund for the 560. Back then, the 560ti was recommended as a replacement, and today it was also suggested to me on another forum.
I remain unconvinced, but I'm still looking for actual benchmarks. A comparison page found on google, only says the GTX 295 should be theoretically
better. At any rate, I can buy a GTX 295 used for cheaper than a new 560ti.
What advice can you give me on the following questions:
Do I have the system I need to gain from 2 x GTX 295?
Will I need a bigger PSU?
Can I mix video brands (like Zotac & EVGA)
What would help me load HD textures faster?
Are there many big commercial 3d games that don't support a SLI profile?
Please suggest any better $200 upgrade options.
lol. The links I posted were stripped leaving the text a mess.
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