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I just ordered one eVGA GTX570 from newegg using the 5% off promo code but after i did it i started to ponder if i shouldnt have done two

Note this is for my new build, which is an i7-2600k-based rig, i know two GTX570s would be really CPU-bogged in my current rig (I know my 460 is..)

I'm just concerned because theres a possibility of either going to 3D Vision or 2560x1600 in the near future and i dont know if i wanna be tearing into my new rig so quick after building.....or if i should save the $337.50 for games/something else in my rig....

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eVGA GTX570 (Non-superclocked, Because the superclocked didnt have the 5% off code and i just didnt feel it was worth it for what seemed like a minor bump in clockspeed i can likely get myself)

Everything is ordered except the HDDs and the motherboard...cant wait for that thing to get in stock
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post #2 of 11
2x570's sound good to me .. If your a pc gamer , then yes . If you dont play much games in high detail at high res then dont worry about it .
    
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post #3 of 11
Get 2.
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post #4 of 11
Nothing is excessive for 3D surround. If anything, nothing is enough.
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If you are going to 3D Vision or 2560x1600 in the near future then definitely get the 2nd 570.
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post #6 of 11
Excellent price/performance ratio, get two 570s.

Everything will be silky smooth
    
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post #7 of 11
C'mon, this is OCN, ridiculously excessive is the norm.

In all seriousness, get the extra card if you can afford it. You definitely won't regret it if you go for higher resolutions, either in surround or a 30" screen, or both.
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post #8 of 11
I have a GTX 570, and honestly I wouldn't buy another one yet until the price drops. I haven't had any issues with not being able to run a game at 1920x1080 on full. Although I have been considering doing the EVGA step-up when the 590 comes out, depending on the price.
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post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by backfire103 View Post
I have a GTX 570, and honestly I wouldn't buy another one yet until the price drops. I haven't had any issues with not being able to run a game at 1920x1080 on full. Although I have been considering doing the EVGA step-up when the 590 comes out, depending on the price.
I didnt think of that.....

OF course theres always the fact in a few months the 570 might get below $300 too...

I suppose theres no rush..see how the new rig performs, i already know shes gonna run a circle around my current one
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Nothing is excessive for 3D surround. If anything, nothing is enough.
Truth. Same for Eyefinity it seems.
     
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