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Given what you are looking at, you're going about it the wrong way. Multi GPU setups always have problems. AMD/ATI moreso than Nvidia, but Nvidia still has them.

If you MUST pick two lower end cards for SLI/Crossfire, go with the 460 1GB cards. The 5770's are honestly a joke anymore. They never were great to begin with. If you WOULD like to consider AMD, get 6850's or better for crossfire.

I would STRONGLY suggest you take that $300+ that you're planning on spending, and buying a single card instead though. Either a GTX570 / GTX480 / HD6950 2GB (depends on your resolution and the cooling your case has).

You will get VERY similar performance out of the stronger single card, but without the hassles of a dual GPU setup.
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ya i think i might just stick with gtx 460 i mean you can always have the latest and greatest also yes my board is tri sli compatible its 780i biggrin.gif
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Sorry if the thread is already done, but you cant use amd/ati cards in multi gpus.
Your board supports nvidia SLI and not ati Crossfire.
So your choice if you want to put more than 2 cards is nvidia gpus only.
I suggest a 560/570. You can get 470 for cheap and tri-sli them...
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post #25 of 26
try the newest GTX 560 Ti.
about $260 and performs faster than GTX 470 and HD 5870/6870. when SLI should be beast.
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post #26 of 26
are you sure that your CPU you want to get isnt going to bottleneck your GPU's meaning money wasted?
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