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One Good Graphics card Vs. Two Decent Graphics cards

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Hey Guys,

I've got a question, I am building a new computer and I am wondering if there would really be any game play differences that I would notice with the following two options:

One good graphics card (say the Nvidea GTX 660 for example) Vs. Two decent ones (Nvidea GTX 570 for eg)
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My preference is to have one good graphics card. Less power consumption, and less complications. I had GTX 570s in SLI and am running a single GTX 680. Less heat generated etc.
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According to Anandtech's benchmark comparison, there is very little difference between the specific two GPUs you proposed, have a look:
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/518?vs=660

If you can get two GTX 570 for around the same price as one GTX 660 and that's why you're asking, you should obviously go for two GTX 570. However, as it stands it's usually better to go with a single GPU and later get another or a new one. That is, unless you get a ludicrously good deal like the aforementioned one would be.
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Intel i7 3630QM NVIDIA Geforce GT 650M SLI 16GB SO-DIMM DDR3 Windows 8 
Audio
AKG K 272 HD 
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Intel i5 3570K Asus P8H77-I GTX 580 Phantom Kingston HyperX blu 1600MHz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
Samsung 840 120GB Thermalright HR-02 Macho Linux Ubuntu Studio 12.04 Super Flower 550W Golden King 
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Bitfenix Prodigy (white) M-Audio Fast Track Pro M-Audio BX5a D2 AKG K 272 HD 
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