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I currently have a 5870 and have sold it. I am having a difficult time picking a new card or cards. Should i get two overclocked 460s? 1 470? 1 480? 1 560ti? 1 570?
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Of what you cards you listed, the overclocked 460's are the best bang for buck. I assume you want to get away from AMD?
    
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Go with the 570, it is faster than your old card, and leaves options for an upgrade at future dates, if you go with 2X 460's, you will be painting yourself into a corner with no upgrade options.
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GTX 570 - as it is a great performer, cooler and less power demanding and you could always get a second one in time for SLI.
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Ok so now the question is should i get the zotac or the oc edition evga?
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Originally Posted by appleg33k85 View Post
Go with the 570, it is faster than your old card, and leaves options for an upgrade at future dates, if you go with 2X 460's, you will be painting yourself into a corner with no upgrade options.
This. Best rule of thumb is to get the single strongest card you can afford. Then you can upgrade to SLI.

Issues with SLI can be a game doesn't support it all that well or (in terms of a Nvidia profile) can cause microstuttering amongst other things.

EDIT: Probably go for the EVGA, but save money and get a regular one, not the OC. Typically you can just adjust the clocks to take it to the OC's products level. I would only go with it if it has better non-reference cooling...like an MSI TwinFrozr cooler.
Edited by Denz - 2/16/11 at 8:02am
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