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Since I will be using my 2233RZ (120hz monitor) and I like to play games with the max fps I can get, should I get just a better GPU?

I have two monitors (one CRT 1024x768) and my 2233RZ

I'm changing my rig below but I'll keep my 660 GTX Ti

Any advice?
Edited by jp777cmoe - 7/25/13 at 9:32am
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Well two GTX 660 Ti in SLI will give some pretty nice performance and will be the cheaper option. That being said a GTX 780 will give you even more performance and without the draw backs of SLI but cost much more.

With out knowing what your upgraded hardware is going to be like I really can't recommend one over the other.
    
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post #3 of 7
also without knowing what you really want to spend makes it hard.
always, a single powerfull GPU is more reliable and a better bet than two or more weaker GPUs, but that isnt always the most economical.

like bit_reaper said, something like a 780 might be your best bet unless you dont want to hurt your wallet.
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Sli 660ti's are faster than a 780 in most cases, they are closer to a titan until you go to a resolution that exceeds 2gb

http://m.techspot.com/review/675-nvidia-geforce-gtx-780/page3.html
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sell 660ti. buy a gtx 780. nothing beats a good single card and price:performance the gtx 780 is really good(my e-peen has shrunk by a tremendous amount after the 780 release). it might not beat the 660TI SLI setup and it will be a tad more expensive but you can never go wrong with a good single gpu setup. not to mention it beats a Titan with a little overclock
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Max fps you can get would probably be a GTX titan, but to be honest I think your E8400 dual core processor is going to bottleneck that gpu by a wide margin, even a gtx 780 is going to be bottlenecked by that cpu.

doh.gif just seen your post saying you will be changing your hardware. So long as you go along the lines of a 3570k or 3770k at least, you can buy any gpu without fear of a bottleneck realistically.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Intel 520 120Gbs & Seagate 320 Gb 3.0Gb/s Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-111D Windows 7 Pro x64 Samsung 2233rz 
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