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GTX 470 SLI vs GTX 570

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I have an option to sell my current, stock GTX 570 and buy a pair of GTX 470s with waterblocks on them. I would probably be spending about 25-50$. My PSU is a Antec TP 750W. I'm wondering if this is a smart "upgrade" considering the Keplar coming out soon. My max resolution is 1080p, and I watercool my system (in fact, the GTX 570 I have is non-reference and can't find a block for them, that's why I want to get rid of it, and thought SLI 470 would be a good deal).

Any ideas on what I should do with my limited budget? I want watercooled GFX dammit: P
post #2 of 42
If the 470's watercooled are only going to cost you 25 - $50, that's an absolutely amazing deal! - 470's are beast cards, and by far my favorite nvidia card to date, they typically o/c extremely well - o/c'd you would have just about the equivalent to SLI stock 570's smile.gif
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Pretty much what above says. 470 sli is an older setup, but still beastly nonetheless. and if you can water cool them for cheap, why not?
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Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. It just seems kind of odd going from a GTX 260 to a GTX 570 back to GTX 470 (actually, they are GTX 465 flashed to 470).
post #5 of 42
I have two 470's and love them.
post #6 of 42
There really is no competition. GTX470's in SLI are going to smash any current nVidia card. Water blocks just make it even better! I was going to go with 470's in 2-way, I'm waiting for the 7870 now thought because I couldn't WC the 470's. mad.gif
 
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post #7 of 42
Definitely two 470's. Basically like a gtx 560 or 560 Ti SLI.
- chmodlabs
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Definitely two 470's. Basically like a gtx 560 or 560 Ti SLI.
- chmodlabs

Pretty much the 560ti 448 SLI biggrin.gif
 
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post #9 of 42
I had two in sli and they were amazing once overclocked, the only reason i ditched them were because i wanted more vram. Go for it you won't be dissapointed:)
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Since 1080p is my monitor's limit I wouldn't really need more vram I guess. Only problem is, will my 750W PSU be enough? (4x 25A on the 12V rail)
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