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Looks nice.

Anyway its a 1920X1080, which doesn't require that much these days.
So either solution is fine performance wise.

As I said. If you have good air-flow in your computer, get a second 470.
If not, get a 570 or 580, both will do the job well.

Or if you are into SLI, you can get a couple of 560s (cost the same as a 580 but better performance). Even tho they have less memory, they have much more raw power and should run less hot than the 470s.
But of course if you want to upgrade from them, you will have to replace both in the future.
Thanks, I am probably going to SLI my cards. I am going to monitor my gaming temps and fan speeds, and if its decent, then Ill SLI them. Otherwise, Ill look into a single card. I just wanted to make sure that SLI was worth it on a single monitor.
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IDK, I feel like my opinion on this changes every month or so.... At the moment microstutter has been really annoying me, so I would say a single more powerful card. That being said... you have a 470 already. I would hold off 6 months. If you do need to upgrade now, get a used 470 for cheap.
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IDK, I feel like my opinion on this changes every month or so.... At the moment microstutter has been really annoying me, so I would say a single more powerful card. That being said... you have a 470 already. I would hold off 6 months. If you do need to upgrade now, get a used 470 for cheap.
I thought about since there was talk about the new GPU's coming out early next year. I can hold off, but I was just curious to see if SLI was still a opportunity or just an after thought.
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Probably an afterthought at this point but SLI 470's and Tri-SLI 470's are great for gaming regardless of the hate I'm reading about temps. You've got a great air cooling case so that really shouldn't be a problem so long as you have decent air flow and use a custom fan profile. I've got all of mine sandwiched together and they never get over 73C folding or gaming.
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I thought about since there was talk about the new GPU's coming out early next year. I can hold off, but I was just curious to see if SLI was still a opportunity or just an after thought.
It's an opportunity for sure, if you can find a cheep second card, I would say go for it. But I wouldn't break the bank and I wouldn't expect miracles.
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Probably an afterthought at this point but SLI 470's and Tri-SLI 470's are great for gaming regardless of the hate I'm reading about temps. You've got a great air cooling case so that really shouldn't be a problem so long as you have decent air flow and use a custom fan profile. I've got all of mine sandwiched together and they never get over 73C folding or gaming.
What does your custom fan profile look like? I tried making my own, but temps were just off. Right now I just put it on 60-65 while doing basic stuff, and then 80 when I am gaming at the moment.
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