System Requirements for GTX 260 SLI/Tri Sli? (mainly PSU?)
I recently upgraded my PC to a Core i7 950 (so ram and motherboard too). I now feel that the GPU is holding my system back a bit (GTX 260 XXX Edition). I purchased a GTX 470, thinking it would be a good replacement, however when it arrived I was thoroughly disappointed, it was by far the loudest video card I have ever experienced (my 260 is silent even on load), even turning up my speakers really quite loud wouldnt drown it out, it was also a very hot card and didn't seem to bring enough improvements to justify the noise (and expense of over £200), so I sent it back for a refund. I did do research on the card before hand and had read that it was noisy and hot, but never realised quite how bad it would be.
Anyway, I still want to improve my system's graphics. I looked at the 5870, but thats £280 and also without sounding too much like some fan boy, my personal preference would always be nvidia. So I have been considering SLI'ing my 260. My motherboard supports it, but would it be a decent enough improvement and what sort of PSU would be required, firstly for 2 way SLI and then for 3 way? Thanks for any advice.
DESKTOP: Custom Build - HAF 932: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit / Samsung 2433 24" LCD 1920x1200/ 6144 MB RAM DDR3 1600MHz Corsair Dominator/ XFX GTX 260 XXX Edition 896MB/ Intel Core i7 950 @ 4.01GHz/ 500GB Sata II 7200 RPM & 320GB 7200RPM/ 700W Jeantech Storm Modular PSU