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GTX 470 SLI still worth it?

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Hi
I currently have one 470 and it overclocks ok but i'm getting kind of sick of the damn fan and since I have always wanted to watercool my pc I began looking at some prices..
So the problem is, I can get a second 470 and a couple of gpu only blocks and a swiftech h220 for the same price as a 660ti maybe a 670..
Are the 470's still worth it?

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If you want to watercool as well, it's not worth going SLI. It's great on a budget, but honestly not worth watercooling older cards like those.

You'd be better off betting a more powerful single card.
    
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Get the 670.... Save up a little more and in 6 months or so, get another 670. You will thank me.
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H220 will not cool 2 x GTX 470s
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Originally Posted by selluminis View Post

Get the 670.... Save up a little more and in 6 months or so, get another 670. You will thank me.

Yeah I thought so too sadsmiley.gif
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H220 will not cool 2 x GTX 470s

I forgot to mention I was going for a 240 or a 360 rad too tongue.gif
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Hell, I am cooling i7 3770k at 4.6, 2 x gtx 680 @ +165 core and +500mem all with a rasa rs240 kit and an added ex360. Have XSPC full cover block on the cards. Max temp on the GPUs sits around 40 c.
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