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Hey guys so i have been thinking what my plans are for my rig and was wondering your opinions (for the record i currently have sli 470's gave the 3rd to a friend in need).

So my thoughts of what i could do is; to buy a 3rd 470 and save money for ivy bridge when it comes out and upgrade gpu in 2013 (maxwell). Or.. I could buy three 580's / sli 590's and in 2012 get a 970/980.

Should three gtx 470's + 465 physx be enough for most games on high (ultra/ultra high.. maybe) until maxwell comes out in 2013?

Thanks!

Edit: oh also i dont sell older parts, its kinda a weird thing i have.. so i would end up keeping the 470's if i did go to the 5's
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I would love to have 3 470's and a 465 for kicks

OT: did you ever get that 92mm rad to cool the cpu?
    
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eh youre better off waiting for the next gen stuff to come out. what cant you run right now anyway? the latest crysis2 game runs absolutely fine on a gtx470.
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I would say go for a 5 series 570 or GTX 580, the scaling on Tri-SLI will be pretty minimal compared to Two way SLI and won't be worth the extra $200-250 just sell your current 470's and get a 5xx.
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yea just wait until kepler.
they'll be priced about the same and have much more performance.
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post #6 of 11
stick with what u have....

get a extra 470 if u really feel the need for extra go...

but 2 sell your 2 cards then buy 2 5xx range card to actually get some more performance would be alot of $$$$
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Originally Posted by TheReciever View Post
I would love to have 3 470's and a 465 for kicks

OT: did you ever get that 92mm rad to cool the cpu?
it was good while i had it

OT: not yet, not sure if i am... my GF said she would rather have air cooling ,so when i get the money in march ill ask her again, cuz i think it would be awesome to have a mini water cooling set up

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Originally Posted by subliminally incorrect View Post
eh youre better off waiting for the next gen stuff to come out. what cant you run right now anyway? the latest crysis2 game runs absolutely fine on a gtx470.
mmmm its not that i can play anything now, i just wanting to future proof for until 2013. and was thinking get the 5 series graphics or spend the money on ivy

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I would say go for a 5 series 570 or GTX 580, the scaling on Tri-SLI will be pretty minimal compared to Two way SLI and won't be worth the extra $200-250 just sell your current 470's and get a 5xx.
hmmm so i prob be more beneficial to get the 5 series and get a 970 later or something. forgot about scaling .. hmm but i dont sell cards , i just keep them for other builds.. =\\ weird thing i have
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2x GTX470 was maxing anything I threw at it, I didn't even bother putting in my 8800GT for PhysX. however, before I decided to sell my rig, I was going for a single 580 and SLI down the road. For the extra kick.


The feeling of being able to max out anything and everything ever made to be played on PCs is a great feeling .
post #9 of 11
there is no such thing as future proof..

if you want something to run games better in the future...

get a card in the future when they are cheaper...

No point upgrading till you need 2
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yea just wait until kepler.
they'll be priced about the same and have much more performance.
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stick with what u have....

get a extra 470 if u really feel the need for extra go...

but 2 sell your 2 cards then buy 2 5xx range card to actually get some more performance would be alot of $$$$
Quote:
Originally Posted by MeeMoo220 View Post
2x GTX470 was maxing anything I threw at it, I didn't even bother putting in my 8800GT for PhysX. however, before I decided to sell my rig, I was going for a single 580 and SLI down the road. For the extra kick.


The feeling of being able to max out anything and everything ever made to be played on PCs is a great feeling .
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Originally Posted by hodgoes2001 View Post
there is no such thing as future proof..

if you want something to run games better in the future...

get a card in the future when they are cheaper...

No point upgrading till you need 2
hmm okay, so looks like majority says i should keep sli 470's until im not happy iwth the performance and later upgrade for what i need. thanks guys +reps
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