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Yeah. Well he graduates VA Tech ROTC in mid 2012. That's when he really wants to get a Nvidia Surround for his Flight Simulators. So I really do kind of want to get him started on that. I really really like the 560Ti 448 edition but it's limited and come time to SLI he may have a whale of a time finding a 2nd one.
If I get him a modular PSU maybe I can convince him to do some cutouts and make the Antec 900 much better than it is now.
I'll be willing to splurge a little, maybe a GPU and a 1080p monitor.
Love all the input guys.

Well if he's looking into surround in the future, 560ti is totally the wrong idea.

Multi GPU (SLi/CFX) scaling is terrible and introduces all kinds of issues, so I'd really only suggest it if it's absolutely required for your price/performance goals or for the extra video outputs.

Now, as it stands, there are very few Nvidia GPUs with more than 2 outputs so if he's looking at 3+ monitors with Nvidia without buying a special card, ok, SLi makes some sense, but here's the thing: By the time he actually gets around to getting those new monitors for surround in mid 2012, there will undoubtedly be better cards for the money than a 560ti (either edition).

Buying one now with the intention of SLi later just means you'll be locked into either buying a second obsolete card at the time that upgrade actually happens, or you will have to completely toss your initial investment and buy a modern card (or cards)

So my advice to you in this case is to upgrade something other than the GPU. Cases, PSUs, Speakers/headphones and Monitors age a heck of a lot better - grab one of those instead.

Alternatively, just wait until it's time to make that surround upgrade and invest the money then.
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As i saw most people say that gtx 560 ti wont run on ultra in 1080p.lolwhat i have a gtx550 ti on ultra and instead of HBAO= SSAO and i get 28-45 fps so yes the gtx 560 ti will run ultra smoothly
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As i saw most people say that gtx 560 ti wont run on ultra in 1080p.lolwhat i have a gtx550 ti on ultra and instead of HBAO= SSAO and i get 28-45 fps so yes the gtx 560 ti will run ultra smoothly

I think your definition of "ultra smoothly" is more like other people's definition of "unplayable migraine inducing stutters" but sure, whatever works for you
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I mean sure he wants surround in the future but odds are it's never going to happen.

The MSI 560Ti price dropped basicly $50.. $310 to $290 + a $30 MIR (so $260). My bro did mention, while he want's to do everything at once with a rebuild, if he got something sooner than later he would personally get the graphics card first.

Ofcourse the only thing he asked for, for Christmas was a cigar humidor..... lol
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only if you like cell-phone resolutions or 20fps... neither is playable to most pc gamers.
a 560ti would indeed be a decent upgrade, but it's not gonna get ultra.

I do ultra just dandy with my 448 @ 1600x900 TYVM

almost half 1080p res so **** son.
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I think your definition of "ultra smoothly" is more like other people's definition of "unplayable migraine inducing stutters" but sure, whatever works for you

Summed up well thumb.gif also inconsistent mouse input lag = win

OP: You still haven't answered my question, is his cpu overclocked? I ask because there might be a possibility that anything stronger than a gtx 560 ti will results in a cpu bottleneck.
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Summed up well thumb.gif also inconsistent mouse input lag = win
OP: You still haven't answered my question, is his cpu overclocked? I ask because there might be a possibility that anything stronger than a gtx 560 ti will results in a cpu bottleneck.

He can OC it some but only go so far on the Intel board he has. He'll likely get Ivy this summer so lets not worry too much about a insignificant brief bottleneck.
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IMHO, getting him a gpu now wont give him an really "boost" in performance as you said he's running on a 1440 res monitor.

a 560Ti is a good choice because its only 1gb of vram where as some idiots say 1gb is enough for 1080p res, well its not games change and evolve people 1gb of vram isn't enough nowadays with textures being loaded on the fly.

Heres a chart for you noobs and 1080p.

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I think your definition of "ultra smoothly" is more like other people's definition of "unplayable migraine inducing stutters" but sure, whatever works for you

Well he gave quite a range there. On maxed settings I average 45fps, but sometimes it drops down to like 23 when scoping on a huge map.
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