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Ok, this is my final thread everyone. I can get a great deal(note, can't miss deal) on these two choices.

1. MSI GTX 980 Ti 6G for 655$
http://www.ncix.com/detail/msi-geforce-gtx-980-ti-23-110308-2038.htm

- OR

2. 2 EVGA GTX 980 for 760$
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487079

I have until tonight to make a decision. I have dealt with SLI for about a week when I had a pair of 970's back in May 2015 and was left disappointed. Not sure I wanna try the experience again. Still a pair of 980 is very difficult to pass up and it seems they'll be a good bit faster than a single 980 Ti. I was left a bit perplexed when a user told me they'd beat a Titan X by about only 30%. A 980 Ti can get in Titan X territory and for 100$ less, less noise, less heat and more consistent performance, I would take the 980 Ti. One thing though, the 980 has a bigger discount and I think in the future two 980's will sell for a good bit more than a single 980 Ti.

Thanks to all of you, I really need help on that one.

I game mainly on a 2560x1440 monitor.

A single 980 Ti goes for 1091$ CAD or 791 USD with taxes.

Two Superclocked 980 go for 1600$ CAD or 1160$ USD.

I'm basically getting paying 66% of the 980's full price or 81% of the 980 Ti's full price in Canada.

It's really 2 980's at 2/3 of the price or a single 980 Ti at 4/5 of the price.
Edited by Juub - 2/3/16 at 12:16pm
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Personnaly i would go for 2 980, are you sure there are 2 of them though ?

Edit : oops, thought these were US prices , how did you calculate the prices though ?

Edit2 : alright then, if the prices are right i see no big reason not to pick the 2 980s
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Personnaly i would go for 2 980, are you sure there are 2 of them though ?
Yeah 100% there are two. I've seen the stocks and the person selling them has had other offers and is holding them until tomorrow.

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If you didn't like SLI back then, what makes you think you'd like it now?
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If you didn't like SLI back then, what makes you think you'd like it now?
I didn't like my 7950's even after the frame pacing update but loved my 7850's. I was thinking SLI might be better now than it used to be. Also I was more disappointed by the performance than anything else. I had no stuttering issue. A pair of 980's would be more powerful.
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Your links are they to compare the prices? Cause you have. Neweggs price correct but NCIX in Cdn is going for like $999. Good ole retailers bending us Cdns over even after the exchange.
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Your links are they to compare the prices? Cause you have. Neweggs price correct but NCIX in Cdn is going for like $999. Good ole retailers bending us Cdns over even after the exchange.
No they are the prices I get in CAD$ converted to USD$.

A single 980 Ti goes for 1091$ CAD or 791 USD with taxes.

Two Superclocked 980 go for 1600$ CAD or 1160$ USD.

I'm basically getting paying 66% of the 980's full price or 81% of the 980 Ti's full price in Canada.

It's really 2 980's at 2/3 of the price or a single 980 Ti at 4/5 of the price.
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So, what did you do ?
 
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SLI always has the distinct disadvantage of being a greater heat generator/noise depending on the cooler design, lack of compatibility and microstutter without drivers. Go for the 980 Ti and upgrade once Pascal/DX12 official multi adaptor support is in the games you want.
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So, what did you do ?
Ended up taking the 980's. The guy sold the 980 Ti being convinced I would take the 980's. I would be a lot more pissed if I didn't get them for so cheap compared to to real price in Canada. My consolation is that I'll lose less money upon selling them than I would have if I had sold the 980 Ti.
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