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So im looking for a new gfx card around $300. I was thinking maybe something SLI would be nice but what do u all suggest?
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Two gtx 460's if you want sli, have a look around you should find some for under $150 each
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a little over 300, but should be awesome
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...MSI-_-14127582
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121432
or a 560, the 560s are pretty good as well
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Originally Posted by rdrdrdrd View Post
a little over 300, but should be awesome
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...MSI-_-14127582
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121432
or a 560, the 560s are pretty good as well
Exactly this. I'm partial to the Twin Frozr model myself; I love the way it looks!

I generally recommend against going SLI with new rigs, since you're going to be capping yourself because you can't add another card in the future (unless you decide to go 3-way SLI of course). Get one powerful card now for ~$300, then add another later when it's down to ~$100-150.

Good luck!
Edited by onoz - 5/16/11 at 8:04pm
 
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http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/330?vs=314

Maybe that will help you decide too.

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Get the most powerful single card you can afford:

GTX 570, GTX 480, Radeon 6950, GTX 560 Ti

That's in your price range and it's in order of performance, GTX 570 being the fastest of that group.
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Originally Posted by onoz View Post
exactly this. I'm partial to the twin frozr model myself; i love the way it looks!

I generally recommend against going sli with new rigs, since you're going to be capping yourself because you can't add another card in the future (unless you decide to go 3-way sli of course). Get one powerful card now for ~$300, then add another later when it's down to ~$100-150.

good luck!
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radeon 6950. it'll be cheaper if you get it on newegg open box.
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I would absolutely w/o a doubt get one of these asap gtx570 they're all right around $300 after a $40 MIR and it's a beast of a card. Pretty sure the rebate ends soon so I would order one asap. Hope this helps!
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Assuming you can't go over budget look at the 560 and 6950 and see which card performs better in the games you play, if you can go over, I recommend you the MSI 570 linked above, I'm pretty sure MSI cherry picks the chips for them, all I have seen including mine are under 1 volts for the core. I agree with the above not to get SLI on a new rig, only do that if the fastest single GPU is not enough.

EDIT: If you chose the 570 don't buy anything except the ASUS or MSI Direct Cu/ Twin Frozr III cards, the reference design has been known to fry.
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