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Should I SLI my GTX 570? wait?

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So..I got a GTX 570..paid like $240 for it a few weeks ago (special deal, doesn't exist anymore)...I can pick up the exact same card again for $290 before taxes...should I do it? I've never done SLI...and have always been put off by it in the past (stories of issues, micro stuttering, etc).

I never saw a reason to get more than 60fps in game...but I recently bought a 120hz monitor (1080p) to pair with my existing 60hz IPS...so im thinking maybe I should SLI.

I was thinking maybe I should wait like..6 months or so..for prices to fall more before I pick it up...but idk..I can't make up my mind.

Any comments/feedback/advice?

I'm pretty sure most here will say to SLI....but I am a "bang for buck" kind of guy...so i really like getting my moneys worth.
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I'd say go for it due to the new monitor upgrade, I recently bought my self a second GTX570 and it eats through anything with huge fps at ultra settings , When prices drop furthermore i'll be grabbing a 3rd for Tri-SLI and wont be upgrading after that for a long time.
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If you buy another and SLI you won't need to upgrade for a long while. Heck I SLI 470's and I can play BF4 on ultra with 70+ FPS more if I turn down shadows and other fine details I really don't care about. So if you buy another, you should have enough power to last you till your bored and just wanna upgrade to upgrade.
post #4 of 10
$290 sounds like a steal when you talk about a GTX 570.

There isn't much of a reason to get more than 60fps in a game, however, two 570's is "future-proofing" your computer.

The only reason I would wait on this would be to wait for Black Friday - Cyber Monday deals. In six months you might be thinking, "Hey if I'm gonna get a 570, why don't I just (wait to) upgrade to the 600 series?" Then the waiting game might begin.

The "bang for the buck" thing you're talking about? A 570 is a whole lotta bang for $290. These cards scale really well and it should stay that way for a while.

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If you buy another and SLI you won't need to upgrade for a long while. Heck I SLI 470's and I can play BF4 on ultra with 70+ FPS more if I turn down shadows and other fine details I really don't care about. So if you buy another, you should have enough power to last you till your bored and just wanna upgrade to upgrade.
Damn, BF4..

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SLI now, definetely, especially at that price range. you will definetely be getting your moneys worth, youll be topping 6990's and gtx 590's with SLI 570's.
    
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Do it. I've got a 120hz monitor and love my 570 SLI setup.

Haven't experience any driver issues or micro stutters.
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I had a GTX570 and those things will go the extra mile, But when in SLI they will go to the moon. I currently have a GTX480 and love this card, The performance is only slightly better than a GTX570 but put's out more heat and draws more power.
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btw...my 1 GTX 570 runs at like 32C idle...with dual monitors...it runs at like 42C idle...would adding another GTX 570 for SLI idle it at 52C or so? I'm just wondering how hot 2 x GTX570 will get at full load....

Also I have a 750w Antec High Current Gamer PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371049

Good enough?
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The first one should be the only one to get that high on idle (because it's running more that it was) as long as you keep them spaced apart enough or keep them cooled. I don't think the temps for the first one would go up very much if at all if you put in another for SLI.

And 750w could run two 580's, so you should be fine running two 570's.

The hottest my 580 gets to is about 70°C MAX, by the way. That's when folding, too. I don't know if the 570 would even get that hot, but even if it got near that temperature, it shouldn't get any hotter unless you don't have good cooling.
 
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