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post #11 of 36
A very good article was done recently to answer this very question. I highly recommend giving it a read:

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/10/31/galaxy_geforce_gtx_660_ti_gc_3gb_sli_review
post #12 of 36
I would go with a 7950, they seem to be the best bang/buck card right now.
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post #13 of 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by OutaTheLoneWolf View Post

I have a stock i5 2500K, 16 gab ram
I might buy 2 more monitors in the future to do surround, sli has alwase looked sexy to me
Edit: I use Dxtory to record, you should try it.
also would seting up a sli in a H2 case be ok, or should I get a new case
my current case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146072
new case i should probably get
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139013

Ya DXtory has some nice features like split recording of Mic and Game sound, which would be convenient for editing volume. But I already payed for FRAPS tongue.gif And there are numerous excellent free programs for sound recording smile.gif
As far as video quality they are both excellent.

If you are thinking multi-monitor then definitely SLI.
I use the Kuhler 620 GPU mod for my cooling so I don't have any GPU heat issues. I highly recommend this mod.
For SLI cooling the motherboard has more of a direct factor in the spacing of the cards, some mobos leave almost no room for the top card to breath.
As long as you can place a high flow fan as intake and exhaust to pump cool air across those cards, can be front intake or side panel, you should be fine. Rear exhaust cards work the best for this for air cooling.
Edited by Aparition - 11/6/12 at 11:36am
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post #14 of 36
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I would go with a 7950, they seem to be the best bang/buck card right now.
I would rather have an ice pick gouged through my skull, my hand put down a garbage-desposal, be dropped into a car grinder, be cut and salted, probed by alians, shot, strangled, drowned, burned, vaccumed, impaled, massticated, smashed, crushed, stopped, thrown in acid, vaporized, ran over, and then have my grave de-faced than buy a card from ATI.

First computer I had, first computer I BUILT went up in flames on startup because of a faulty ATi video card.

I've seen my friends go into crossfire hell and beg me to help them out, but I can't, I can only listen to there screams.

I wouldn't put them in my system if they where given to me for free
I would sell them/it
And buy a real card

:> I don't like ATI
post #15 of 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by OutaTheLoneWolf View Post

I have a stock i5 2500K, 16 gab ram
I might buy 2 more monitors in the future to do surround, sli has alwase looked sexy to me
Edit: I use Dxtory to record, you should try it.
also would seting up a sli in a H2 case be ok, or should I get a new case
my current case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146072
new case i should probably get
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139013
MSI afterburner is great for recording. I can record almost any game it seems like.
 
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I would rather have an ice pick gouged through my skull, my hand put down a garbage-desposal, be dropped into a car grinder, be cut and salted, probed by alians, shot, strangled, drowned, burned, vaccumed, impaled, massticated, smashed, crushed, stopped, thrown in acid, vaporized, ran over, and then have my grave de-faced than buy a card from ATI.
First computer I had, first computer I BUILT went up in flames on startup because of a faulty ATi video card.
I've seen my friends go into crossfire hell and beg me to help them out, but I can't, I can only listen to there screams.
I wouldn't put them in my system if they where given to me for free
I would sell them/it
And buy a real card
:> I don't like ATI
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post #17 of 36
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Originally Posted by Aparition View Post

I use the Kuhler 620 GPU mod for my cooling so I don't have any GPU heat issues. I highly recommend this mod.
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As long as you can place a high flow fan as intake and exhaust to pump cool air across those cards, can be front intake or side panel, you should be fine. Rear exhaust cards work the best for this for air cooling.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186067

slap a push pull

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835213001

on both

I don't overclock
Pit i like to keep things icy

thinking about it i should have 10 of those fans in there using a (2)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811992007
to control them.

buggers gonna roar
post #18 of 36
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you and me... we think alike.
NVIDIA FOR THE WIN.

Nvidia prices would be much higher than what they are at the moment if ati/amd didnt exist.
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post #19 of 36
Two 660's... You can't beat those... I'd get the 3GB versions...
 
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post #20 of 36
I'm pretty sure he stated he ALREADY has a 660TI. It wouldn't make much sense to go for an HD 7950 or 670 anyway. The real world difference wouldn't be be enough to satisfy.

Since you already have a 660TI, I'd snag up another one. The only way I'd go to the 680 would be if you found a really good deal, then turn around and sell the 660.

Now, if you have no card at all yet, the 680 is 100% the way you'd want to go.
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