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470 sli, should i do it now?

post #1 of 48
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As topic states,

I'm considering a 470 sli setup right now but i'm not really sure.. i want to be ready for bf3 and other games but i'm not sure if the 470 sli is the best way to go now.. can someone fill me in if it is a decent addition or should i just wait for a better single card solution?

Thanks.
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post #2 of 48
There's no need to dump money into cards now for a game that is very far away..Kepler will be out by the time BF3 comes out which means quite bluntly better cards at the same price point.

If you can wait, wait. The 470 is still going to do the job for now.
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post #3 of 48
Yeah, I was thinking about doing the same thing but I decided to wait. I think I'll be getting the next generation. Can't wait to see what they're like.
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post #4 of 48
Get another 470. They overclock to 480 levels most of the time. And they're cheap!
post #5 of 48
Another GTX 470 would be a best bang for the buck upgrade and it would be an awesome upgrade...you would max whatever comes out for a good time
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post #6 of 48
IMHO well go for it..waiting for another line/family of GPU's is just crap..BF3 will still be playable with a GTX470 SLI setup..its still DX11 and there's no stopping the GTX470 from playing it..
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post #7 of 48
pull the trigger on sli,you know it makes sense!
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post #8 of 48
470 SLI rocks as long as you can keep temp's in check
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As stated nothing can beat SLI 470s...whatever you throw at them they will be able to play it...DX11 will be here for a while and if you waited for a new gen of the cards you would always be waiting for something Go for it
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post #10 of 48
As cheap as 470's are right now, it would make sense to pick up another one. I have seen them go here in the markeplace for less then $200 each.

If you do decide to pick up a second, i would absolutely buy it used, or open box. No sense in paying full retail price when there is plenty of good used cards floating around.
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