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I do see your point. However, I am sure games (as they always have) will improve and require more out of a GPU in the future. I would rather get something that will last.
I think it would be a better idea to buy a single 600/7000 series card now then add another one once you aren't getting acceptable performance in newer games. I do recommend investing in a 1440p monitor though, trust me they're worth it and it'll give a Titan more of a work out.
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I think it would be a better idea to buy a single 600/7000 series card now then add another one once you aren't getting acceptable performance in newer games. I do recommend investing in a 1440p monitor though, trust me they're worth it and it'll give a Titan more of a work out.

I appreciate your advice, and that may be what I end up doing. My main concern with the 7970 is its size. I am not sure if I will be able to add another card to crossfire with my motherboard.

I still do not understand why the titan would be a bad option, even in 5 years, for 1080p. If I were to buy the titan or the 7970 today, I would have to upgrade each within the same time frame?
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IF you want a single card just pick up a 670 4gb you can always overclock and always add sli later on. if you want to spend the extra pick up a 680
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Originally Posted by AndyM95 View Post

I think it would be a better idea to buy a single 600/7000 series card now then add another one once you aren't getting acceptable performance in newer games. I do recommend investing in a 1440p monitor though, trust me they're worth it and it'll give a Titan more of a work out.

I appreciate your advice, and that may be what I end up doing. My main concern with the 7970 is its size. I am not sure if I will be able to add another card to crossfire with my motherboard.

I still do not understand why the titan would be a bad option, even in 5 years, for 1080p. If I were to buy the titan or the 7970 today, I would have to upgrade each within the same time frame?

Unfortunately, in 5 years, their will be something better then the Titan for under $500. If you want the most "Future-Proof" GPU as of today (3/31/13), get a Titan and SLI later. If you want a great card for today's games and can be SLI'ed to beat a Titan, get a OCed GTX 670 4GB, then SLI later. Their under $500, or under $450 if you go in the Used market.
 
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Unfortunately, in 5 years, their will be something better then the Titan for under $500.

Answered my question fully, thank you. I will probably wait a year or two to buy another GPU. My two 6870s are sufficient at the moment.
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