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if you have to money to buy dual krakens, you can afford a brand new graphics card.

if however, you simply want an an sli rig because you've never tried it out before, buy 2 really cheap 8800s, and put them in the rig, then go out and buy a brand new graphics card.

i borrowed a friends 4870 so i could crossfire. it was cool, but there were so many issues with it (not to mention the watts that pair was sucking), that i eventually just moved back to my modded 560ti.

i think there's a sweet spot for when buying a second gpu is worth it, and for under a certain price. but if you really want to water cool both of those, you're budget will almost allow buying a 760/770, or a newer radeon card.

just my 2 cents:)
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Nice!
Going to be completely honest, not worth watercooling them at all. Your better off saving the $140ish that the cooling would cost and saving it for better parts later on.

*EDIT*
That $140ish is for the Kraken G10+cheapest 120mm AIO cooler.
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if you have to money to buy dual krakens, you can afford a brand new graphics card.

if however, you simply want an an sli rig because you've never tried it out before, buy 2 really cheap 8800s, and put them in the rig, then go out and buy a brand new graphics card.

i borrowed a friends 4870 so i could crossfire. it was cool, but there were so many issues with it (not to mention the watts that pair was sucking), that i eventually just moved back to my modded 560ti.

i think there's a sweet spot for when buying a second gpu is worth it, and for under a certain price. but if you really want to water cool both of those, you're budget will almost allow buying a 760/770, or a newer radeon card.

just my 2 cents:)

Yeah you are both right I'll get this GTX 560ti and forget about water-cooling them after looking more and more into it, it's just not worth it I may design a custom loop and start implementing it with the CPU fist then in the next couple of years when I have more money coming in I will loo at doing a whole new upgrade thanks guys smile.gif
post #23 of 26
For about the same price as buying a second 560ti, you could buy a used HD7850 and sell your existing 560ti. You'd get nearly the same performance, three times the VRAM, much lower power consumption, and none of the SLI headaches.
Edited by synge - 5/15/14 at 1:12am
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For about the same price as buying a second 560ti, you could buy a used HD7850 and sell your existing 560ti. You'd get nearly the same performance, three times the VRAM, much lower power consumption, and none of the SLI headaches.

well said. sell the GTX 560 Ti and buy a MSI R9 270X Gaming. very good reviews.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/R9_270X_Gaming/29.html
http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/reviews/pc-components/3493923/msi-radeon-r9-270x-gaming-edition-review/

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-msi-radeon-r9-270x-gaming-2g-28nm-5600mhz-gddr5-gpu-1030mhz-boost-1120mhz-1280-streams-dp-2x-dl-

if you can spend a bit more go for XFX R9 280 for just GBP 170

http://www.eteknix.com/xfx-r9-280-double-dissipation-black-edition-oc-3gb-graphics-card-review/20/

http://skinflint.co.uk/xfx-radeon-r9-280-double-dissipation-edition-r9-280a-tdfd-a1079892.html
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For about the same price as buying a second 560ti, you could buy a used HD7850 and sell your existing 560ti. You'd get nearly the same performance, three times the VRAM, much lower power consumption, and none of the SLI headaches.

Hey guys thanks for your input but I have already gone through this with others in this thread, the cards you are suggesting although equivalent if not better than running 2 GTX 560tis in SLI still cost £100-£150 whereas I have been able to find a GTX 560ti for a mere £60 and yes I could sell my current card to make up the difference but i would have to buy the new card first for which I do not have the money at present. And as for SLI problems I shall deal with them when I come to them. Thanks again for your input smile.gif
post #26 of 26
A hd 7870/r9 270 matches a 560ti...and the 70 for that used card + 70 for yours= 140=r9 270x.
1gb doesnt cut it anymore at 1080 in games newer than 2009 with dx11
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