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I would call them immediatly and tell them to give you a gtx 680 instead of the 2 cards you got in SLI. There are multiple reasons for this.

1- SLI has microstuttering and tearing. A single card will give you a perfect image experience. Weither or not you are willing to deal with this or not is up to you, however,
like I say in #3, if you really must SLI then get another gtx 680 down the road.

2- No Driver problems ( yes nowadays they are rare, especially with Nvidia SLI, but sometimes you will run into issues, bugs, crashes, or games simply wont support it at all )

3- Upgrade path. You are at a dead end with those 2 cards. If you wanted to upgrade, you would have to sell 2 cards to even think about getting a new video card setup.
With only 1 GTX 680 not only would it be easier to sell only 1 card, but also you could just SLI another GTX 680 down the road.

4- Wow factor. What would you rather say to your friends? " I got THE GTX 680!!!!!! " ( or SLI GTX 680 down the road ) or I got SLI GTX 660's...

Great rig man, but pls... dont settle for those cards in SLI, its not the best way to go.
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I would call them immediatly and tell them to give you a gtx 680 instead of the 2 cards you got in SLI. There are multiple reasons for this.
1- SLI has microstuttering and tearing. A single card will give you a perfect image experience. Weither or not you are willing to deal with this or not is up to you, however,
like I say in #3, if you really must SLI then get another gtx 680 down the road.
2- No Driver problems ( yes nowadays they are rare, especially with Nvidia SLI, but sometimes you will run into issues, bugs, crashes, or games simply wont support it at all )
3- Upgrade path. You are at a dead end with those 2 cards. If you wanted to upgrade, you would have to sell 2 cards to even think about getting a new video card setup.
With only 1 GTX 680 not only would it be easier to sell only 1 card, but also you could just SLI another GTX 680 down the road.
4- Wow factor. What would you rather say to your friends? " I got THE GTX 680!!!!!! " ( or SLI GTX 680 down the road ) or I got SLI GTX 660's...
Great rig man, but pls... dont settle for those cards in SLI, its not the best way to go.

Oh no. I wish you had said something before I placed the order.
You know what ? If you look online 2x660ti cards are about 280 each. So 560 for 2.
And a single 680 is only about 500. But from cyber power they only charged me 480$ for the 2x660ti setup. There pricing is different then online stores. They gave me such a good deal
It was hard to refuse. 15% average increase in fps. But at about 5% less money.

You may be right but we will see.

Thanks.
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One more thing.
Check out this video.
See if this guy is being honest or is he full of it?
http://www.tonymacx86.com/bat-cave/70369-660-ti-sli-vs-gtx-680-a.html
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what the pc for? gaming? I would find it hard to justifi getting a hexa core SB then going low on a 660. could've gone to a 3770k on the cou and put the extra money on a 680 or for the $600 maybe even two 7950s. and then theres windows 8. tongue.gif but hey to each his own thumb.gif
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what the pc for? gaming? I would find it hard to justifi getting a hexa core SB then going low on a 660. could've gone to a 3770k on the cou and put the extra money on a 680 or for the $600 maybe even two 7950s. and then theres windows 8. tongue.gif but hey to each his own thumb.gif

The two 660ti's in SLI were 8$ less then a single 680. So I went for it.
Also windows 8 looks so cool i just have to have it.
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Yeh, my ew comment was just because it's a prebuilt. CyberPower here is RIDICULOUSLY overpriced.
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