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Best SLI combo for under $350

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Anybody know a good combination? Or a better Crossfire combo for a Radeon setup?
post #2 of 16
For $350 you're better off getting the strongest single card. In that budget range, you're looking at a GTX670 or a 7970. I'd personally say a 7970, but that's me. Either is a solid choice.

It's usually not a great idea to go SLI / Crossfire with low end cards, because you'll have roughly the same performance as the single card (sometimes higher), but you'll have to deal with multi GPU issues such as micro stuttering, driver optimizations, and buggy games that don't like multi GPU setups.
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Well, I can't spend 350 on a card right now, I was hoping to spend like 175 at a time and just get two.
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Have you considered NVIDIA's GTX 650 Ti Boost?
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Oh yeah, wow. Single card solution money man!

You will be WAY better off with a 670/7970. Maybe you can elaborate why you want crossfire. But Pioneer nailed it on the head.

BTW I love this MSI 670 reference. It kills FPS with 1080P and I love playing games with it. Even with 3D.
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If you absolutely must go with a $350 SLI configuration, then the GTX 650 Ti BOOST 2GB is the way to go. Each card goes for $170-$180 currently @ Newegg.

If you want a blower-type or just the fastest pre-overclocked card, then the EVGA GTX 650 Ti BOOST 2GB Superclocked is the way to go.

If you want a dual-fan type, the Gigabyte WindForce X2 OC, ASUS DirectCU II OC or MSI Twin Frozr OC models look good.
Edited by svenge - 4/21/13 at 8:12am
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I was looking at the 650ti boost for quite awhile, but it won't give the performance I want, so I was looking to SLI them until I found out that you couldn't. So I was looking at the Radeon 7770 because you can corssfire those.
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Originally Posted by Penguinator66 View Post

I was looking at the 650ti boost for quite awhile, but it won't give the performance I want, so I was looking to SLI them until I found out that you couldn't. So I was looking at the Radeon 7770 because you can corssfire those.

Um... you can SLI the 650 Ti BOOST. It's the original 650 Ti (non-BOOST) that can't do SLI. Just look at the far right side of the below picture and you'll see where the bridge goes...


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Dont buy 2 lower cards and run in SLI/Corssfire buy one high end card save you a lot of problems
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In aspects of dollar-performance I remember that for the price the 7770 was the better option. If you can go to 400 get the 7850. I could manage very good settings at 1920x1200 and play BF3 at 30+ min FPS.
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