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get one of those EVGA 460 2wins
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I agree with the people saying the GTX570, they run cooler and faster that the amd counterparts. If you have the choice, always go with the single faster card, rather than dual weaker ones. Physx shouldn't really be taken into account when buying a card, as most games dont even support it.

Another choice would be to get a 6950 and flash it with the 6970 bios, This would save you $100+, but you will get lower performance than with a 570. Crossfire also does not scale as well as SLI atm.
    
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post #23 of 36
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The 570s is the way I'll be going could always add another one down the lane when they're like 100 bucks lol
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post #24 of 36
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get one of those EVGA 460 2wins
those are not even released yet.

anyway i think the 560 is the best card. it's not that far behind the 570 and is significantly cheaper.
you only need 570s if u play at 1600p and could use the extra VRAM and bandwidth imo.
otherwise get 560. or 560 SLI
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post #25 of 36
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those are not even released yet.

anyway i think the 560 is the best card. it's not that far behind the 570 and is significantly cheaper.
you only need 570s if u play at 1600p and could use the extra VRAM and bandwidth imo.
otherwise get 560. or 560 SLI
He's already got a gtx 470 the performance difference isn't worth it..
post #26 of 36
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Are the 560s better to sli in the long rung than the 570s?
post #27 of 36
Let me start by saying that yes, 570's have craptastic power circuitry (4 phase). Even so, the only destroyed 570's I've heard of are from people who disable the protection built into the cards. If you keep it at or under 1.1v (without additional cooling) and don't disable APM (power capping), it's just as safe as any other card. I'd also recommend taking a good look at the coolers before deciding on which 570 to purchase. The reference cooler doesn't do a very good job of keeping the VRM temps in check. Some non-reference coolers, like my Gigabyte, for example, do a much better job here.

As far as bang for the buck...it depends on your budget, resolution, and what you want to do. AMD tends to have the edge at super high resolutions due to larger memory pools, while Nvidia tends to be a little faster for common resolutions (1920x1080 and below). Nvidia is currently better for Folding, although a new AMD client has been promised for some time now, which will hopefully at least level the playing field if it doesn't give the edge to AMD. Both manufacturers released hot, power hungry cards this time around, so there is no real advantage to one side or the other there. In short, pick one and go for it. There have been a lot of good suggestions already.
 
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post #28 of 36
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I'm liking the 560 or 570 but the 570 "issues" i don't really understand
So if i got a 560 and SLI it later with another 560, is that a viable option
As for budget no more then 350 I need to get RAM and some other things for the rig too
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what resolution do you play games at?
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Usually 1920x1080
On a 32 120hz or 47 60hz TV, depending on the day
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