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Ok first off I'm building a new computer for my younger brother who is 17 but has never really gotten into pc gaming or even really respected computers as a whole, he's one who mostly thought computers were for "nerds" until he found out what they can do.

So that being said I don't know whether I should get him a Single GTX570: LINK
or if I should get him GTX560s SLI: LINK 1

The concept here is to save as much money as I can but still get around the same performance margin. If anyone has any other Ideas please post them here.
post #2 of 31
I usually recommend single GPU instead of SLI just because of the lower power requirements and ease of setup, so given those choices I'd recommend the GTX570.

How does he plan on using the system? A single GTX560 would probably do the job unless he's gaming on multiple screens with crazy resolutions.
post #3 of 31
560 SLi will be faster, but cost more, but keep in mind that is not the 560 Ti (Ti is faster)

If you can get the 560 SLi for around $400, then I'd get that over the $340 570.
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The 570 is the cheapest, most powerfull option and consume less watts. Your brother never done real gaming my guess is he will be blown way by what a single gtx 560 can do.
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What durdle said. Get sli if it's not that much more than the 570 and with 2 560s in sli you will get better results than the 570 alone that's for sure.
    
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post #6 of 31
the problem is when you have a game that doesnt support SLI and you thus get the performance of a single 560.

i would go 570, you can OC it to 580 levels, and it has more raw power than a 560.
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post #7 of 31
I agree with the single gpu (570). The single option gives you the room to add a 2nd down the line if your bro wants to keep up with the latest and greatest and a single 570 can currently run almost anything you want on highest settings unless he's running a dual or triple monitor setup.

Also, the 570 by itself should have no problems with power and temps as previously mentioned but I would be concerned about 560 sli if the case is cramped and/or the cooling is not adequate.
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post #8 of 31
I'd strongly recommend this GTX 570 instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127564

It's the best non-reference design with an amazing aftermarket cooler and has features (as well as its build quality) just fully ready to be OC'd. You can easily get it to the levels of a GTX 580.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814261099

This. Solid performance. Great for a first card for sure. If I was building a mid-priced setup I'd strongly consider this card. You get solid performance and the extra ram is useful. I had this card and loved it. cools well too.
Edited by King Who Dat - 7/25/11 at 7:53am
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I've got to of "these" in SLI in my current build and their awesome but seeing as he's not as much into PC Gaming as I am I'm wondering if he'll respect the SLi or not? I mean he mostly plays Minecraft on his laptop and Call of Duty on the Xbox.

And he'll be playing in 1920x1080 on one screen
Edited by Fateful_Ikkou - 7/25/11 at 7:59am
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