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Advice on upgrades... To SLI my 670, or sell and explore other options (670 FTW, 770, 780, etc)

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I own a Asus Gtx 670 DC2 non-top (reference clocks). I've got the upgrade itch and I am wondering what do. Going sli makes the most sense. I have a small Lain Li PC-A05FN case so I am limited to my 2nd card being 10-10.5"max, and the 9.5" reference card would be ideal.

So should I get a reference evga 670 and sli with that? With the 760 coming I am guessing a reference 670 will be around $250 used soon.

Or should I sell my asus 670 and get 2 used evga 670 FTWs for the faster clock speeds (and exhaust cooling would help in my small case)? I like this option a lot, but it would require the hassle of selling my asus 670, I currently have it on Craigslist for $280.

Or should I sell my asus 670 and get a 770 or 780. That would be cool, but cost benefit wise it seems a poor choice except for the advantage of a single card.

Sli 670s seem to be the best bang for the buck. 770s are 33% more money than a used 670 FTW but they are only 10-15% more performance.

I welcome your advice and opinions.

This is the inside of my case so you see why I need a short 2nd gpu.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4770k@4.5 1.25v Gigabyte GA-Z87N-Wifi EVGA GTX 1070 SC ACX Samsung 1600 2x4 @ 2133 10,10,10,28,T1 1.5v 
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Samsung 830 256gb SSD OS X Crucial MX200 512GB Windows Corsair H105 Windows 8.1 
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OS X 10.9.3 Mavericks Dell S2417DG Gsync TN Coolermaster Quickfire TK Mechanical Seasonic SS-760XP2 
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i7-3770k @ 4.6ghz 1.272v  Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H SLi EVGA GTX Titan SC Samsung 1600 2x4 @ 2133 10,10,10,28,T1 1.5v 
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Samsung 830 256gb SSD Windows 8.1 Crucial M4 128GB SSD OS X Mavericks Seagate Momentus Hybid 500gb SAMSUNG DVD-RW 
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XSPC Raystorm CPU Block & Titan Razor Blocks XSPC AX240 Push/Pull&Alphacool UT60 280 Push XPSC D5 Dual Bay Pump/Res Windows 7 & OS X Mavericks 
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Mac Mini 2012
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SOLD and retired.
(17 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4770k@4.5 1.25v Gigabyte GA-Z87N-Wifi EVGA GTX 1070 SC ACX Samsung 1600 2x4 @ 2133 10,10,10,28,T1 1.5v 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 830 256gb SSD OS X Crucial MX200 512GB Windows Corsair H105 Windows 8.1 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
OS X 10.9.3 Mavericks Dell S2417DG Gsync TN Coolermaster Quickfire TK Mechanical Seasonic SS-760XP2 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Prodigy ITX Logitech G502 Asus U3 USB  Audio Technica ATH-AD700 Headphones 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7-3615qm @ 2.3 - 3.3ghz Intel HD4000 8GB Kingston 1600 Crucial MX100 512 Fusion'd to a 500GB Seagate H... 
Hard DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Hybrid 500GB OS X 10.9 Apple Cinema Display 27" 2560x1440 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3770k @ 4.6ghz 1.272v  Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H SLi EVGA GTX Titan SC Samsung 1600 2x4 @ 2133 10,10,10,28,T1 1.5v 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 830 256gb SSD Windows 8.1 Crucial M4 128GB SSD OS X Mavericks Seagate Momentus Hybid 500gb SAMSUNG DVD-RW 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
XSPC Raystorm CPU Block & Titan Razor Blocks XSPC AX240 Push/Pull&Alphacool UT60 280 Push XPSC D5 Dual Bay Pump/Res Windows 7 & OS X Mavericks 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2713hm 2560x1440 Coolermaster Quickfire TK Red EVGA G2 1000w Fractal Arc Midi R2 
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Asus Xonar U3 w/Audio Technica ATH-AD700 Headph... 
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Get the Asus 670 mini. It's pretty unique and small.

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RPI Compy
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Sister's rig
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Family HTPC
(10 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5820k MSI X99S MPOWER GTX 980 Ti 8x4gb 3000 MHz Crucial DDR4 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 950 Pro Custom WC loop 480mm & 560mm Windows 10 ROG SWIFT 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM Quickfire TK Greens Corsair RM1000w Custom 3d-printed case Steelseries Rival 
Mouse PadAudio
CSGO Steelseries Creative Aurvana Live! 2 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Amd FX 8320 Asus sabertooth 990FX Nvidia GTX 760 4GB g.skill ares 12GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB HP thingy Phanteks TC12DX Windows 7 
PowerCaseMouse
Raidmax 530w White FD R4 Logitech G400 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A10 5800k Asrock pro-4 m His 6770 1GB G.skill 2133 8GB 
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