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Upgrading existing PC

by Kyle Ingram / January 16, 2016 4:43 PM PST

Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64-bit
Intel Core i5 2500K @ 3.30GHz 39 °C
Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 798MHz (9-9-9-24)
Intel Corporation DP67BG (CPU 1) 35 °C
VW246 (1920x1080@60Hz)
1023MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 (EVGA) 43 °C
1023MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 (EVGA) 34 °C
ForceWare version: 353.82
SLI Disabled
931GB Western Digital WDC WD1002FAEX-00Z3A0 (SATA) 30 °C
465GB Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500GB (SSD) 30 °C
Corsair TX750w
Optical Drives
Realtek High Definition Audio

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Clarification Request
Seems like a capable PC.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 16, 2016 4:45 PM PST
In reply to: Upgrading existing PC

Try adding why it needs an upgrade.

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Just curious
by Bob__B / January 17, 2016 12:04 PM PST
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What is the purpose of having two video cards not in sli and one monitor?
Perhaps I'm missing something.

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Had no idea
by Kyle Ingram / January 17, 2016 6:12 PM PST
In reply to: Just curious

I really didn't know that SLI was disabled until I ran this diagnostic tool. Also I was trying to get advice on my best route to upgrading this existing PC. My thoughts at this point is replacing the two 460s with a 970. I wasn't sure if I could go with a 980 with this current setup. Any other tips or advice would be appreciated.

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The cheap way out is to enable sli.
by Bob__B / January 17, 2016 10:55 PM PST
In reply to: Had no idea

See if that gets you the video perf you want.

As to the gtx 970/980.
I would think you could use either but your talking serious to very serious bucks.
Your call.

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