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Buy a motherboard that has enough SLI spacing and used gtx480s (they go for about 220 used, I got mine for 235 shipped). Performance is excellent.
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post #12 of 35
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Originally Posted by clerick;14392974 
Buy a motherboard that has enough SLI spacing and used gtx480s (they go for about 220 used, I got mine for 235 shipped). Performance is excellent.

Yeah, SLI gtx480 is where its at now for price/performance.
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Originally Posted by ACHILEE5;14392190 
If I was buying now, I'd go two GTX570s in Sli smile.gif
Yup, only I would get a pair of the 2.5GB 570's.
Those babies look tasty.
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post #14 of 35
480's in SLI are still beasts.
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post #15 of 35
480 SLI >> 560 SLI >> 1x580

I would get the 480 sli, even though it may be overkill for some games at 1080p 120hz. If you still struggle with particular games you can then always add a third which should beat 2x580's for a lot less. If you think you are going to go with multiple monitors later, I would consider 3gb 580's/2.5gb 570's.
     
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post #16 of 35
I wouldn't get 480s, especially in SLI. One is hot enough, 2 will melt together on a hot summer.

For less than $1800 you can slap in 2 GTX 560TIs who should serve you well for about 2 years if not more or you could just go the single GPU route, buy a 560TI right now, upgrade to Kepler later.

If you're into used GPUs then you have a lot of choices. A $225 GTX 570 would be nice.
post #17 of 35
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Originally Posted by Wulfgar;14393310 
I wouldn't get 480s, especially in SLI. One is hot enough, 2 will melt together on a hot summer.

570 is a castrated 480 with less memory and bandwidth. There's no point in buying them when 480's are cheaper and perform better
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post #18 of 35
Gigabyte gtx 480 super overclock in sli, Now were talking!. Gota love the windforce coolers smile.gif
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post #19 of 35
GTX 480 SLI would spank any game and is pretty much the king of price/performance right now. Like Chewy above, I suggest the Gigabyte gtx 480 super overclock. It comes with 12+2 phase instead of the normal 6+2 and is high binned. One guy on here is running 1.2v through his with no problem. I just got mine a couple days ago and love it. The Windforce 3 cooler is pretty sweet too.
    
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post #20 of 35
While the Gigabyte 480 is nice the 480 Lightning is better. 24 phase power and i have put 1.2v through mine with no issues whatsoever
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