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I have a EVGA GTX 470 that does 880/1760/837 on 1.087v

I didn't get anything back from my Tax Return this year (I'm on social assistance)

I get ~400 bucks to play with each month after I pay my rent, and my cell phone, and I don't get paid until april 31st.

Should I go SLI?

How much should I expect to pay for one USED (shipped) in USD?

I paid $200 shipped in late october for my EVGA GTX 470 -- from USA (NYC).

Games I play:

Counter Strike 1.6 (Lame, I know), CSS, Metro 2033, COD:BO, Crysis 2, and GRID, FC2, and GTA:IV.

I play at 1920x1200 usually with some AA and AF.

If I do get one -- lets say for 180-200 shipped that's 200-220 left over that I can use for groceries and stuff.

What do you guys think?

I had SLI before but I didn't have a bridge and the other card could barely do 800MHz.

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post #2 of 17
I would not
seeing the games you play
I'd get a better hdd/ram/cpu if anything
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 4/6/11 at 8:42pm
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What is your current FPS in your games? If you're not getting 60FPS constant (No dip under that) Then you should be fine with your only 470. But for first person shooters more FPS does help.
    
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save up for i5/i7, your card can max these games. i went SLI 3 months ago and its 90-100% increase in fps.
post #5 of 17
A 470 should be sufficient for most games today at decent settings.

You also have a Q6600. I'd say you better save it towards a new CPU + Mobo + GPU in near future.
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If I were to upgrade, I would only upgrade the graphics since putting any more money towards socket 775 seems stupid to me.

I do need a bigger HDD though, I will most likely pick that up along with the GTX 470 if I were to get it

I plan on going sandybridge in september/october/nov somewhere around there
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post #7 of 17
The only game my single 470 doesn't own is Crysis, all others bow before it's mite

I should add that I do not own 2033, but I have played the demo for Tom Clance's
Hawks 2 and got great frames with max settings.

I vote for better ram like 4 gigs of 1066mhz. DDR2

With that said you should be able to pick up a 470 for less then 180
I saw one over at Evga market place for 165
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Are you getting playable frames in the games you play?
Do you play with max settings with said frames?
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Call me a retard but I don't really monitor my frames.. but everything seems to run smoothly. The only 2 games I cannot really run is Crysis 1 and Metro smoothly. I get around I think 40 fps at 1920x1200 DX10. I can test it out if you really want.
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Call me a retard but I don't really monitor my frames.. but everything seems to run smoothly. The only 2 games I cannot really run is Crysis 1 and Metro smoothly. I get around I think 40 fps at 1920x1200 DX10. I can test it out if you really want.
It's not that important

I was only curious given my Asus VE276Q will be here tomorrow, I can see for myself
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