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Am i better off getting a GTX570 or something of the like... or buying two GTX550s and SLI them?

I play WoW/Diablo/etc, and run iTunes and stuff. I run two monitors but only game on one of them.

Whats the best set up for around $400 or less?
    
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GTX 670 on May 10th.
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GTX 670 on May 10th.

That is a better option than SLI'd cards?

I'm going to be setting up a brand new build with an i5 3570K and a SSD.

Really excited!
    
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Yes, single card solutions are always preferred.

GTX 670 will be one of the top price/performance cards.
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+1 to Gtx 670
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Yes, single card solutions are always preferred.
GTX 670 will be one of the top price/performance cards.

Way better than 550's in SLI. 570 or 580 SLI would be the only alternative. If you're considering a 670, a 550ti shouldn't even be in your vocabulary.
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^ Above post is correct. You always want a single card over sli if both are ~around the same power. A single card will give you less headaches, less driver issues, less or no microstutter, and a smoother overall experience.

Nvidia cards generally tend to handle two cards better than amd does. That said, a single gtx 670 would be unquestionably superior option. Once you have owned a duel gpu setup, you will understand the pitfalls of it.

Getting a single card excludes you from these pitfalls altogether.

Plus the gtx 670 benefits STRONGLY from it's more modern build, and it's less cut-back hardware. Hell - it's almost as fast as a 680, it will last for for years at a resolution of 1920x1200/1080 or below.
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^ Above post is correct. You always want a single card over sli if both are ~around the same power. A single card will give you less headaches, less driver issues, less or no microstutter, and a smoother overall experience.

Nvidia cards generally tend to handle two cards better than amd does. That said, a single gtx 670 would be unquestionably superior option. Once you have owned a duel gpu setup, you will understand the pitfalls of it.

Getting a single card excludes you from these pitfalls altogether.

Plus the gtx 670 benefits STRONGLY from it's more modern build, and it's less cut-back hardware. Hell - it's almost as fast as a 680, it will last for for years at a resolution of 1920x1200/1080 or below.

this is true. crossfire, however tends to be more flexable. im with the rest, 670 or 7950
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Wow, you guys were right, and the price is right on the money!
    
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and 670GTX= 7970 in performance in a review from techpowerup thumb.gif
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