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I'm looking for some SLI advice for my rig. My Valley benchmark score is 679 and that's not as high as I'd like it.
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Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Intel i7 2600K
8GB DDR3
Asus Sabertooth z77
2560GB Nvidia GTX 570 (EVGA)
OCZ-Vertex 4 SSD
OCZ ZX Series 850W Fully-Modular 80PLUS Gold

I'm looking online at some, but can't really decide on one. I was hoping someone could sway my choice one way or another. I'm trying to keep it to under $200. Thanks!
 

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I'm looking for some SLI advice for my rig. My Valley benchmark score is 679 and that's not as high as I'd like it.
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My current build:

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Intel i7 2600K
8GB DDR3
Asus Sabertooth z77
2560GB Nvidia GTX 570 (EVGA)
OCZ-Vertex 4 SSD
OCZ ZX Series 850W Fully-Modular 80PLUS Gold

I'm looking online at some, but can't really decide on one. I was hoping someone could sway my choice one way or another. I'm trying to keep it to under $200. Thanks!
I dont think you really would require a ugrade and another GPU. What res are you playing ?
 

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I'm looking for some SLI advice for my rig. My Valley benchmark score is 679 and that's not as high as I'd like it.
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My current build:

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Intel i7 2600K
8GB DDR3
Asus Sabertooth z77
2560GB Nvidia GTX 570 (EVGA)
OCZ-Vertex 4 SSD
OCZ ZX Series 850W Fully-Modular 80PLUS Gold

I'm looking online at some, but can't really decide on one. I was hoping someone could sway my choice one way or another. I'm trying to keep it to under $200. Thanks!
another 570 would greatly increase your performance. Obviously you would want to find another 2.5 gig card! I wouldn't pay more than 140$ for one personally! I would either wait and find another 570 for a good price or sell your current card and try and pick up a used 670/680! I've seen them go for 340$ or so on here!
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I dont think you really would require a ugrade and another GPU. What res are you playing ?
1920x1080. I'm not looking for an upgrade AND a second one. Just a second one. I'd still keep my 570. I realize I can lower the resolution to improve performance, but it annoys me knowing I can go higher.
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another 570 would greatly increase your performance. Obviously you would want to find another 2.5 gig card! I wouldn't pay more than 140$ for one personally! I would either wait and find another 570 for a good price or sell your current card and try and pick up a used 670/680! I've seen them go for 340$ or so on here!
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I was thinking about another 570. Would it be bad to get one that's not 2.5GB? Would 2 570s be better performance or one 670?
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Maybe 1x 7950 now and then another
Sorry, nvidia fan here.
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HD 7950 is better than any 570 GTX and you have enough vram...
He just said hes only interested in nvidia products! Just drop it!

@op And yes 2 570s is faster than one 670 but this late in the game i would say get a single 760 and sli later down the road or get a sing used 680!
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I was really happy with my 570gtx when I had it. I am sure two of them will fit well in your set up. The only reason I ended up moving up to 660gtx SLI instead of adding another 570 was efficiency. Be sure to get one with the same memory size cuz the cards actually mirror memory.
 

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I was really happy with my 570gtx when I had it. I am sure two of them will fit well in your set up. The only reason I ended up moving up to 660gtx SLI instead of adding another 570 was efficiency. Be sure to get one with the same memory size cuz the cards actually mirror memory.
I never knew that, thanks! After taking all your suggestions, I looked for another one of mine and they're going for close to $300 on eBay. Ouch! So I was thinking of maybe just selling it and buying a 770 as some of you mentioned. I figure I can sell mine for about $300 then buy something like http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130919 or even the superclocked edition http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130946 for another $15 with Splinter Cell Blacklist. Putting another $100-$150 seems like a reasonable price for what seems like a good upgrade. What do you guys think?

Thanks again for all the replies! I've never gotten so much feedback about simple hardware questions from any other site.
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I never knew that, thanks! After taking all your suggestions, I looked for another one of mine and they're going for close to $300 on eBay. Ouch!
There might be some listed for $300 but I doubt they'd sell for that still...for just a little bit more money you can get a brand new 770
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So yeah I doubt you'd be able to sell yours for that money as well mate.

You could either wait for someone selling your card at a decent price, but that could take a while. You could auction your 570 and hope you get $150-200 for it if you're really lucky, and put that money + some extra on a new 770. I'd go for the last option. I sold my 2 560 ti's in SLI while the prices were still half a year ago and I got $250 for the combo and I thought that was pretty good considering the age of the cards. Got myself a 680 (yeah I kinda regret that) for that money + $150. This this way you don't have to pay full price again for new hardware if you upgrade like this every year or every other year.
 

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I have the 2.5GB which is selling for a lot more. Like this one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/EVGA-NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-570-025-P3-1579-AR-2-5-GB-GDDR5-PCI-Express-x16-/111139984546?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item19e07594a2. There was another earlier that went for $280. The one's going for $150 or so have 1.25GBs.
Right, missed that. Those cards are gonna be harder to find and as you said more expensive. Maybe a newer generation, single gpu is the better way to go.
 

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Right, missed that. Those cards are gonna be harder to find and as you said more expensive. Maybe a newer generation, single gpu is the better way to go.
That's what I was thinking as well. I could SLI the new one sometime in the future but have a good boost right now for a lot cheaper.
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