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IMO. I would still go with a 570, for future proofing; that way you could upgrade and go SLI.
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i will consider the 560x2.....its all going to boil down to how inpatient i am when i get the money ready for my final order.

do the 560s consume more power than 460s?
Hardly. They consume nearly the same amount of power, which is quite a lot less than 2x 570s. Your 650W PSU can definitely handle them overclocked without any problems. Make sure you know the difference between the base 560 and the 560 Ti though. The base 560 is practically an overclocked 460 (both 336 cores), where the 560 Ti has 384 cores.
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there is quite a difference between the 768 and 1024meg versions of the 460. First you get less memory, less ROP's and second less bandwidth. 192 vs 256 I believe. SLI 560 TI's would be a good option. The normal 560 is a rebranded 460 really; so 460 over 560's and save some money.

With SLI, you will have to sell both cards in the future to upgrade. And you also have scaling issues.

I would get a 570 or 2 560 TI's
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yeah, by 560 i meant the TI's...i havent been considering the new "560".

just to get this out there, my budget for the remaining parts of my build is around 700.
mobo, psu, gpu, and OS...

so, i am looking at a max of 350ish for the GPU right now.
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yeah, by 560 i meant the TI's...i havent been considering the new "560".

just to get this out there, my budget for the remaining parts of my build is around 700.
mobo, psu, gpu, and OS...

so, i am looking at a max of 350ish for the GPU right now.
I think you can cut it quite close if you opt for a cheaper board:

Biostar TP67XE - $139.99
Corsair TX650V2 - $66.49 (after MAY15SAVE code and $10 MIR)
2x EVGA 560 Ti (AR, lifetime warranty) - $419.98 ($209.99 each after $20 MIR on each card)

Total - $626.46 before applicable tax and shipping, so you still have room for an OEM OS.
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how does that mobo compare to the extreme4?
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how does that mobo compare to the extreme4?
Functionally, they're near identical unless you really need those extra SATA ports or the 3rd PCI-E x16 slot.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...^13-157-229-TS
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ok, i havent heard much about biostar thats why i asked.

that seems like a decent path change, i am going to recalculate with what you said in mind...hmm, i like that a lot better, 560x2 sounds nice.
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Yep, I pretty much agree with all the posts in this thread -- the 2WIN is great for SLI on 1 card, but you can't "SLI" it again for quad-SLI so you lose all upgrade options. Performance wise, it's supposed to be at or better than a single 580, but it's real attractiveness is for anyone who wants the ability to run more than 2 monitors.

Get a single 570 for now - it will max everything at your current 1600x900 res, and it'll still perform great when you upgrade to 1080p. And you'll have to option to SLI if you need more screen space.
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post #20 of 21
I got those 560TI TwinFrozr II in SLI and I love them...

The MSI 560Ti HAWK are awesome too...

You might want to look at 560Ti's from PNY, they are cheap with mail-in rebates, free games and good warranty...(PNY allows two rebates per household I think...)
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