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I am thinking of getting another gtx 470 when the prices come down and sli them on my signature rig. Do you think they would perform well or save the money and wait. I do plan on getting a higher resolution screen also.
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1680x1050? Would probably just buy a better single card. Though you should be good with the 470 for awhile. Wait and see how it performs with some of the upcoming games.
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So, if i get like a 23inch 1920 x 1080 monitor everything should still be ok?
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I use a 22" monitor at the same resolution and I had a 470 that was overclocked, bout to get another soon. 1680x1050 is perfect for your card. Don't bother. If you can get a used 470 for around $200 then go for it, but the price doesn't justify what you would need to do in order to get better performance. You can handle Crysis at all high settings with ease with a single card.
     
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I think you kinda already missed the low price era on the 470 unless you buy one used.

There was a time there a couple months back when there was a big overstock on them and the prices went pretty low, but now they're heading back up as they sold a ton of them at the low prices, they're not being made anymore, and the retailers supplies are now low enough that they can count on being able to sell what they have left to people looking to go SLI w/their existing 470's.

The VGA makers and retailers do their very best to make sure that older card stocks simply 'run out' long before they're so outdated that anyone has to start selling them at deep discounts ... and they're traditionally quite good at doing so.

This all being said ... a single 470 works pretty dang well at 1080p as long as you're not expecting to completely max out Metro or Crysis w/o some lag.
    
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