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post #11 of 28
Someone had a pair of 280s for $100 ea on the market here...

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What you want is this. This is the best thing for the price. The cheapest GTX 560 is about $230 but this is faster and it may unlock to a 6970.

Edit: You have a 6870, why not get another instead?
Edit2: There is a 560 for that price I guess but the 6950 is still better.
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I found a great deal on a 560, this Gigabyte for $215 shipped after rebate, really great deal and that's what most people on here will recommend over two weaker GPUs. Best price I could find for 6850 is $153 after shipping and rebate so that's probably out of your price range but if your really set on dual GPU then that's the cheapest you can really get right now and have it make any sense at all, cheaper than that and you are much better of with one more powerful GPU.

EDIT: I also just noticed you already have a 6870, and if you really want two GPU then just get another 6870, rather than two weak GPUs. My 2c
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I found a great deal on a 560, this Gigabyte for $215 shipped after rebate, really great deal and that's what most people on here will recommend over two weaker GPUs. Best price I could find for 6850 is $153 after shipping and rebate so that's probably out of your price range but if your really set on dual GPU then that's the cheapest you can really get right now and have it make any sense at all, cheaper than that and you are much better of with one more powerful GPU.

EDIT: I also just noticed you already have a 6870, and if you really want two GPU then just get another 6870, rather than two weak GPUs. My 2c
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Well in that case your options inside your budget are gts 450s if you really want Nvidia or 5770s that would be a little faster if you don't mind AMD or dual 6850s that would be much faster if you don't mind stretching your budget up to $290. In order of what I would pick would be 6850, 5770, gts 450.
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Well in that case your options inside your budget are gts 450s if you really want Nvidia or 5770s that would be a little faster if you don't mind AMD or dual 6850s that would be much faster if you don't mind stretching your budget up to $290. In order of what I would pick would be 6850, 5770, gts 450.
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I'd grab a 560.

You don't want to 'experience' SLI if you can avoid it. It's an upgrade path, not an initial choice.
    
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I'd grab a 560.

You don't want to 'experience' SLI if you can avoid it. It's an upgrade path, not an initial choice.
That is a very good point. Makes me think that you would want to not notice SLI because when you notice it it's because there is a problem or it isn't scaling or it's making alot of noise etc. The only real reason I can think of for going SLI right off the bat is Nvidia surround.
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Thanks everyone, Im probably going to xfire 5770's.
    
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What you want is this. This is the best thing for the price. The cheapest GTX 560 is about $230 but this is faster and it may unlock to a 6970.
No, it most certainly will not. Only the 2gb cards unlock to their 6970 brethren.
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