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post #1 of 8
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Hi everyone,

I have previously "Killed" my video card and I am now without a card. I need to get a new one obviously but I was questioning myself on what to get. I have multiple option in front of me.

Since I have a p8z68-v pro, I know I can SLI easily, so my options are to buy any 2 good video card and put them to SLI or would it really be a bad idea and I should wait for kepler.

Keep in mind that I have NO video card for the moment and that I am a gamer tongue.gif so I need something to play.

Thanks for your time and advice.
post #2 of 8
I'm going to be honest with you,...just SLI the card. To many people on these forums (OCN included) are quick to say:
1. get the latest....
2. microstutter blah..blah...
3. more power drain.....
4. more heat.....

But to be honest It's up to you. To me it's pointless to get a card that can even SLI if you NEVER SLI? Many people say that they will SLI down the road
and they never do because they are overwhlemed with pressure from their peers to keep just one GPU.

What's the point of having a motherboard that can support 4 gpu's? A case that can support 4 GPUs?, and all this other "high end" hardware when
you're always sticking to just one GPU? It's stupid to me.

Since when did enthausts become cowards. Yes I said it? You buy a GTX 480 and when it comes time to SLI, they jump ship and go get a GTX 580?
So why did you bother wasting all that money on a GTX 480 and brag about how you'll TRI-SLI it down the road?

In closing, SLI, buy them from ebay or from a fellow OCNer and save some money (that can go towards upgrading your hardware).
     
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post #3 of 8
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@takealready

You made me laugh so hard! haha.

Seriously, I think SLI might be nice, I did some crossfire back in the days (or maybe nvidia, I don't remember) and I kinda liked it.

So about that SLI, what would you think would be the nicest one? I though about them :

1) GTX 560 ti 448 cores
2) GTX 570
3) GTX 480 (Never mind that choice, it would seems that i never existed 0.o)

what do you think?
post #4 of 8
480's are a little hot and hugry, out of the other 2 i'd say go for 570 sli, but thats just me.
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Imo i think you will want to get the one with the highest ram so you don't run into issues later while gaming on newer titles.
post #6 of 8
Hey man

i am EXACTLY in your same position right now

You want a good advice?!?! buy a "filler" temporal card; why?? 2 reasons:

1.- AMD and Nvidia are VERY close to release almost all their new cards; some other time i would tell you "buy anything now, dont play the waiting game"

BUT becuase the release dates are so close. well, you know what i meant: a little more patience = big rewards in the end (LOL) biggrin.gif

2.- The "filler" temporal card can be used anytime you want while changing your main cards to a new generations, it got burned, rma process, etc and whatnot SOO you never going to be without gfx anymore thumb.gif



this is what im doing right now, i got a msi 6670 for 50 bucks and let me tell you, i have a 1080p monitor and i can even play bf3 on low settings with no problems at all (fx 8120 stock with 8gb ram)

sorry for my english btw =)
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post #7 of 8
SLI'd GTX 570's are absolutely brilliant. Definitely do it mate. I max out every game I play and I get an awesome FPS count. How can a newer card give me better than what I've got. It can't.
post #8 of 8
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I have been comparing the GTX 570 SLI and the GTX 560 TI 448 cores SLI and they seems to be VERY close if not equals but the GTX 560 ti 448 cost less.

What's the catch tongue.gif ?

Maybe the gtx570 2500 megs would be nice tho, in 3d I was always capping my video memory of 1250 megs.
Edited by yoofy - 2/27/12 at 5:37am
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