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My two 460s were $320 total, shipped with 2 free games... And prices are only going to get lower.
And a gtx 570 can be had for $30 more.....Nagle and I are making the point that if the performance and cost are somewhat similar, the single gpu is the way to go for a number of previously mentioned reasons (upgradability, heat, power consumption, etc).
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post #32 of 61
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And you have no way to upgrade except to sell those and buy different cards.
Until the 580 becomes obsolete at 1080p, there's really no point in me upgrading anyway...

And by that time we'll be seeing GTX 700/800 series cards. I'd rather buy new gen hardware by that point anyway.

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And a gtx 570 can be had for $30 more.....Nagle and I are making the point that if the performance and cost are somewhat similar, the single gpu is the way to go for a number of previously mentioned reasons (upgradability, heat, power consumption, etc).
Power consumption, sure. As far as temps are concerned, 460s do run very cool, even in SLI (26 idle-55c load for me), and he'd still be paying more up front for noticeably less performance.
Edited by Booty Warrior - 2/15/11 at 1:38pm
post #33 of 61
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Until the 580 becomes obsolete at 1080p, there's really no point in me upgrading anyway...

And by that time we'll be seeing GTX 700/800 series cards. I'd rather buy new gen hardware by that point anyway.
Buying new hardware is fun indeed
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Until the 580 becomes obsolete at 1080p, there's really no point in me upgrading anyway...

And by that time we'll be seeing GTX 700/800 series cards. I'd rather buy new gen hardware by that point anyway.
Its not about you, its about the OP and what he wants.

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but with the option of another 570 in the future, that would destroy 460 SLI's. so it seems to be the best option for future proofing my machine. I plan on having this machine for a few years. I do other things as well. i am currently in game design/programming.
 
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Its not about you, its about the OP and what he wants.
Really? I thought I made this thread.

He's not going to be running 3x monitors in surround or playing t some insane res if he's concerned about budget. SLI 460s could easily last him for years.
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I will probably end up getting the twin frozr 570 for the budgetsimple fact that I can sli in the future if I wasn't. as ive heard the TF is the best 570. I've got about a 1600 nugget and I'm 1594 with my setup and the 570
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I will probably end up getting the twin frozr 570 for the budgetsimple fact that I can sli in the future if I wasn't. as ive heard the TF is the best 570. I've got about a 1600 nugget and I'm 1594 with my setup and the 570
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post #38 of 61
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The so-called crash and burning of oc'ed 570's is rather exaggerated. Yes some people have lost theirs when overvolting, but almost exclusively when power limiter is disabled during stress testing (like furmark). There are plenty of people with oc'ed 570's that have had zero problems, myself included.

Back on topic.....my vote would be for the 570. Sure the 460 sli performs a little better than the 570, but a single gpu is always the way to go when performance and cost are similar (no microstuttering issues, increased heat, etc.). And the option of adding a second 570 down the line when it comes time to upgrade is hard to pass up; you can't do tri-sli with the 460's.

Hope this helps, I had the same decision a few weeks ago and looked into it extensively.
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Good choice
Indeed, enjoy it.
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post #40 of 61
dood sli 460s rock wots a gtx 580 get on crysis all maxed out 40fps??? my 460s get 61 they smoke the 580 and im 2fps shy of my mate who has an i7 and sli overclocked 470s
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