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post #1 of 49
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Hey guys

I have 200USD in paypal right now.

I won't have money until february, so I was wondering.

What should I get, an EVGA 780i for $100

or a GTX 470 for 200USD?

I'm in a dilemma I don't know which to get.

PLease help.

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post #2 of 49
I'd go for another 470, the 780i probably wouldn't last you too much longer anyway with Sandybridge and Bulldozer around the corner.
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470. No point in getting another 775 socket.
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Please remember I'm on a P35 chipset and I cannot SLI
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Please remember I'm on a P35 chipset and I cannot SLI
If you have 2x PCIe slots, you can.
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I do but the SLI hack will put me to 4x and 16x

My slots are 16x and 8x
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post #7 of 49
I really wouldn't put any more money into lga 775 if I were you, I mean the socket is pretty much officially dead, and you won't see much if any gains from 780i compared to your current board.

It semms you already have a single gtx470, and you're looking to add a second? The q600 will bottleneck it at such low clocks. Also your sig doesn't mention if you have the p5k sli. I'm assuming it does since it's something you're considering sli lol.

That being said the gtx470 is fantastic bang for thr buck right now, and sli scaling is pretty dang good. You'll also have the ability to use nv surround with sli. In the end I'd say you wouldn't go wrong with getting a second one, but if it were me I would rather wait and put the 200 toward sandy bridge if possible. If that's out of your range the second gtx sli will see you thr best bang for the buck.
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I won't be ugrading to sandy bridge or nahalem simply because i just built this rig
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post #9 of 49
I say get the second GTX 470 and then in February, if you have the money upgrade to Sandy Bridge. I know you said you just built your rig, but you will see an increase in performance if you upgrade.
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post #10 of 49
Get the 780i and then in feb get the gtx470. What is the point of having a 2nd vid card if you aren't going to use it.
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