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So I'm helping my friend with his new Sandy Bridge rig, and can't really decide what GPU to go with. And yes, I will wait until the GTX 560 is released just in case it's within price range for SLI.

I'm thinking either:
1x GTX 570
2x GTX 460
2x 6850

Rig he's getting:
i7 2600K
Asus P8P67 PRO
Corsair 4GB 1600MHz XMS3
1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3
Corsair H70 CPU
Corsair SSD Force Series 60GB
Cooler Master HAF 932
EDIT: forgot the PSU, it's a Fractal Design 650W

What do you think he should go with? Got any other comments on the rig?
He's going to use it mostly for games, but also everyday usage.
Edited by heknu - 1/18/11 at 10:17am
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SLI GTX460s are beasts under 2560 resolutions.
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Starting off, a single, faster card is almost always a better bet. Occasionally you run into hiccups with SLI/Crossfire that you just don't get on a single card.
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Either 2600K or 2500K is fine. I think it looks good but may bring the PSU up if he doesn't have one. Here is link shown some number among of them. Hope this helps.
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Either 2600K or 2500K is fine. I think it looks good but may bring the PSU up if he doesn't have one. Here is link shown some number among of them. Hope this helps.
Forgot the PSU in OP, edited!

Thanks for the link, will look into it!
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Get 1 x 570 and change PSU for something better.
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Get 1 x 570 and change PSU for something better.
Just my way of thinking.
Care to reason? Fractal Design is a very good brand.
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While 460's are now considered "old tech" to many here Check out this article comparing 460 SLI to a single 580. The put up a good fight and now for the price they are hard to beat....
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Buying two lesser cards to SLI in favor of a more powerful single card is not a very financially sound decision. The lesser cards are there for us poor people to buy. (This is my general reasoning...) So it's better to buy one powerful card now and save up to SLI two of that card. It's bound to bring a greater bout of happiness in the future.
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If he gets himself a GTX 570, he will never get another one to SLI it, just mentioning That's why I'm not sure what he should get.
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