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Well, I'm currently running a single GTX570 and I've been pretty happy with it but I do run 3d vision so some extra performance is always welcome. Well, I'm debating of replacing my GTX570 with two 2GB GTX560s for some sli action. The GTX560 sli option would be about a $150 upgrade when its all said and done, less if the MIR goes well (I remember to send it in). A second GTX570 on the other hand I would be lucky to find for much less than $300 at this point in time.
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another 570 for sure, you already have one... That will be pretty powerful.
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another 570 for sure, you already have one... That will be pretty powerful.

Thats also going to cost at least $300 thats going to lose more resale value in a few short months than a GTX560.
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Buy a GTX 570 used. You can always find someone willing to sell for less than $300. I sold my second card off at $260 not too long ago.

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Meant to add this --

You have to think about it in terms of the long term. If you get two 560s and sli them, you're done. That's the most power you're going to get from that setup, whereas a second 570 will be much more powerful and in the long run (unless you're going to upgrade yearly) that's what I'd try for.
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Get another 570. If you wait until boxing day, you will most likely be able to snatch one up for maybe even $250.
    
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I also opt for a second GTX570.

 

First, selling yours would most likely involve a certain financial loss.  So, I would avoid it.

Secondly, I would rather wait a bit to save more money to buy the second 570.  Nvidia's 6xx series will not come out soon (perhaps Q2 next year?) but AMD's 7xxx will.  When that comes out, I bet Nvidia will drop price of GTX570 to stay competitive.

 

And, if you really want another one now, this Galaxy GTX570 sells for US$290 (after rebate).  Its cooling might not be excellent but should suffice.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162075

 

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I also opt for a second GTX570.

First, selling yours would most likely involve a certain financial loss.  So, I would avoid it.
Secondly, I would rather wait a bit to save more money to buy the second 570.  Nvidia's 6xx series will not come out soon (perhaps Q2 next year?) but AMD's 7xxx will.  When that comes out, I bet Nvidia will drop price of GTX570 to stay competitive.

And, if you really want another one now, this Galaxy GTX570 sells for US$290 (after rebate).  Its cooling might not be excellent but should suffice.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162075

Thats still $340 up front, two GTX560s with more vram would cost me only $40 more. Shipping my current card would cost around $20 and I'm sure that it would fetch $270. So all in all it would be a $110 upgrade and if I remember the mir on the GTX560s its a $70 upgrade that will actaully lose less resale value in four months when both parties start rolling out next gen cards. High end cards always lose the most resale value.

Thats just the way that I'm looking at it now but being reliant on sli support is a major downside then there is microstutter but that isn't an issue in 3d.
Edited by BababooeyHTJ - 12/7/11 at 5:31pm
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Thats still $340 up front, two GTX560s with more vram would cost me only $40 more. Shipping my current card would cost around $20 and I'm sure that it would fetch $270. So all in all it would be a $110 upgrade and if I remember the mir on the GTX560s its a $70 upgrade that will actaully lose less resale value in four months when both parties start rolling out next gen cards. High end cards always lose the most resale value.
Thats just the way that I'm looking at it now but being reliant on sli support is a major downside as well.

Hey Babs:)
I'm going to go against the popular opinion and agree with your plan.
As you explained, for an eventual cost of only 70 bucks, that's some good bang for the buck going with a couple 560's.
Even though I'm still running two 480's, I've been following the 560 situation. They're inexpensive to buy, and two of them would rock.
They're compact and run cooler than the expensive uber-cards.

The other thing I've found interesting is how many variants of the 560 are out now. You're looking for a 2Gb version, which makes sense nowadays.
I also like the 560Ti, and the EVGA 560 Ti 2 WIN is a slick duallie.
Then there's the 560 Ti 448 core, which is getting some damn good performance, not much difference from a 480 from some benches I've seen.
Unfortunately, there are only a few 560's that have 2Gb of ram.

The SLI support with the 480's has been great for me. I would think that two 560's would scale just as well and have good driver and game support as well.
I'd like to see some of the specific cards you're interested in. Then we could discuss their cooling:D
Edited by DerComissar - 12/7/11 at 5:47pm
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Retro, whats up buddy? biggrin.gif

Yeah, at the very least it sounds like a good excuse to play with sli and worse case scenario I Nvidia's next gen is only four months away where I can spend what I would have spent on another GTX570. IDK, thats just how I'm trying to justify it. wink.gif

GTX480 sli is a solid solution especially when its quieter than my GTX570 with your zalman vf3000. tongue.gif You're getting your moneys worth out of those cards. I just don't think that would be the case for me if I spent upwards of $300 on a second GTX570 at this point in time.

This is the card, the cooling looks halfway decent but its a Galaxy. tongue.gif
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Thats still $340 up front, two GTX560s with more vram would cost me only $40 more. Shipping my current card would cost around $20 and I'm sure that it would fetch $270. So all in all it would be a $110 upgrade and if I remember the mir on the GTX560s its a $70 upgrade that will actaully lose less resale value in four months when both parties start rolling out next gen cards. High end cards always lose the most resale value.
Thats just the way that I'm looking at it now but being reliant on sli support is a major downside then there is microstutter but that isn't an issue in 3d.

Dude, don't sell it to get a 560 2gb those cards can't handle that much vram its not even the right GFxxX core either, the only card that can successfully use over 1GB of vram is a GTX 580.
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