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Have a GTX760, SLI Them or Upgrade

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September 4, 2013 12:37:13 PM

I am putting together a new build and was wondering if it is worth leaving the 760 in my older Comp (i7 870 OC'd to 3.55GHz, P55A-UD3, 8gigs (OC'd w/ 7 7 7) or to SLI them in the new build. Hearing a lot that it isn't worth upgrading to 2 Cards and having 1 better card. Will the GTX 760SC edition good enough for my new build? Only working with 1 Screen (22"now) thinking of getting a 24/25" possibly. Play a lot of different games (CS, L4D, Crysis, Fallout, Tom Clancys, Racing games, Assasins Creeds, Battlefields, Far Crys...etc) Not all games utilized SLI but if money wasn't really an issue, worth to upgrade/SLI/Stay with 1 gtx 760sc?

New Build Specs:
CPU: i7 4770K (Prob will OC)
COOLER:COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 or Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
MOBO: Considering ASROCK LG6extreme, ASUS MAXIMUS
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-1866C9D-16GXM
PSU- HX850W Corsair HX Series
SSD: 128 Samsung Pro 840 Series (OS)
HDD: 2TB 7200RMP 64MB Seagate Barracuda
GPU: Purchase another GTX760 SC to run SLI or 1 good enough?
CASE:Rosewill BLACKHAWK-ULTRA Gaming Super

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a b 4 Gaming
September 4, 2013 12:46:55 PM

A friend of mine recently bought a single 760 in his machine to use, and it runs Far Cry 3, Battlefield 3, etc. maxed out just fine for right now. I would say as far as the short term goes, the single 760 should do you just fine. When performance starts to wane a little, the price on the 760 will have come down a bit and it'd be cheaper to throw in a second 760 to SLI.
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a b 4 Gaming
September 4, 2013 12:46:55 PM

1 is good enough for the gaming that you will do, but if you want very good frames at ULTRA settings on all your games, you might consider to SLI them.
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a b 4 Gaming
September 4, 2013 1:00:50 PM

one 760 is enough for single 1080p monitor. When u feel the performance is not satisfactory sli them and u have a titan like performance.
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a b 4 Gaming
September 4, 2013 1:18:42 PM

2 760s are really good. You should sli them. They get close performance to a titan($1000) and beat the 780. forget upgrading to a new card.
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September 4, 2013 2:20:26 PM

Seems like its kinda half and half almost. Some of the reason behind buying another one was getting the new batman with it (60 retail) so i figured your only paying 200 for it kinda lol but not really. With everything being on fan cooling, will putting two in this case a little to much without trying to use some type of water cooling (which I am trying to stay away from). The case has 4 front fans (2 in fron 2 behind bay facing gpu/cpu; 2 side 230 and 2 top 230 and 1 rear 120 or 140 cant recall) Also, a 140 should fit on the bottom as well. Will this keep it cool enough, only thing I can think of is that the cards are pretty close together and the top card will be pushing heat onto the other card.

Also, I never SLI cards before, and I figured, for this build, wth, go ahead, make it a monster but if no beneficial mb put some money towards bigger ssd or monitor. Another question, if I get a bigger monitor, resolution changes, does having SLI help that or since game don't utilized 2 it doesn't matter?
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a b 4 Gaming
September 4, 2013 2:43:45 PM

games do utilize 2 cards. If they didn't SLI would be pointless..... you can expect about 60% improvement in fps in most games.

Yes a monitor with higher resolution would benefit from having 2 760s in sli.
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a b 4 Gaming
September 5, 2013 1:58:00 AM

As ocz, said, "games do utilize 2 cards.". But now all games can utilize 2 cards. And the performance difference will be about 50%-60% with another card. If you are getting a 4K monitor (or multipe monitors) i am confident that 2 760s will be able to handle those better.
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September 5, 2013 4:58:07 AM

Ok, thanks guys, appreciate it!
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