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Not too happy with my SLI 570's. What should I replace them with?

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I have never been happy with my 570's.

They are way too freaking loud and get too hot if you adjust the fan profiles to quiet them down. They can't play BF3 maxed because of the low vram, and lots of games don't run as good as I would want them to in SLI

I want to replace them with a single card but I am not sure what to get. I want it to be quiet and able to max BF3 W/O any frame rate drop.

I know I am going to take a performance hit switching to a single card but I don't really care at this point. I just want something quiet.

The 2 obvious choices are a 680, or a 7970 but I am unsure of what to get. Also is there a card that is coming up that would be good to wait for instead?
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post #2 of 11
I got a 680, and it plays BF3 no issue it NEVER drops below 40 at 1080p and usually hovers at 70 for ultra settings.
post #3 of 11
You think your setup is hot/loud?!?!?!? Try sli 480s. but all kidding aside, a 680 would probably do what you want/need just fine, I would do a 680 over a 7970, good luck finding any in stock at a decent price though
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post #4 of 11
yeh 680 is a small performance hit from SLI 570's.

I was considering that last week when i brought my 2nd 570.

mine is deadly silent. Must just be the 570's uve got. I can hear my cat purring on the other side of the room with my pc and all fans going.
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post #5 of 11
a gtx 680. yup memory limitations suck.
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post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by Crazycar View Post

I got a 680, and it plays BF3 no issue it NEVER drops below 40 at 1080p and usually hovers at 70 for ultra settings.

Thats good to know.
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post #8 of 11
You could buy a couple of aftermarket coolers, SLI GTX570 is a beastly combination.
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post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by adizz View Post

You could buy a couple of aftermarket coolers, SLI GTX570 is a beastly combination.

Unfortunately that is not really an option. One of my cards is a non standard EVGA card that no aftermarket cooler will fit, and my other had most of the screws stripped out by the former owner so I am not able to get the cooler off.

Along with that there is still the vram issue with BF3 which is the game I built this system for.
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post #10 of 11
Sell and get a HD 7950.
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