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Looking to pair a new video card with GeForce GTX 670 - input needed!

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November 10, 2013 4:08:37 PM

Hey everyone,

I am looking to pair a new video card with my current one (GeForce GTX 670 2GB) and would appreciate feedback. My desktop specs are:

-Intel® Core™ i7 3820 Processor (4x 3.60GHz/10MB L3 Cache) - Intel Core i7 3820
-Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4 -- 4x PCI-E 2.0 x16
-Memory 8 GB [2 GB X4] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - Corsair
-60 GB Corsair Force Series GT SSD - Single Card
-Hard Drive 2 TB HARD DRIVE -- 64M Cache, 7200rpm, 6.0Gb/s - Single Drive

The two cards that I am currently considering are:
-GeForce GTX 770: ($339)
-GeForce GTX 760: ($259)

Feedback on these two cards? Or, do you have any other ideas that might work better? Basically, I am looking to get my desktop ready for the next-gen games.

Thanks in advance,

Tom
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November 10, 2013 4:11:53 PM

if I understand correctly, you want to sli your old 670 with those new cards?

you cant pair those graphics card with a 670. you need another 670 or else it wont work.

SLI can only be done with Identical cards (Identical gpus)
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November 10, 2013 4:11:55 PM

you are going to need another 670 to run them in SLI
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November 10, 2013 4:22:49 PM

Yep, 670 is your only choice......not a bad thing either, a pair of 670's in SLI will scream, especially at the typical 1080p display that most people utilize.
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November 10, 2013 4:27:42 PM

Thanks to everyone for the quick response!! I am obviously a novice at all of this!

In regards to pairing my current card sli with another GTX 670 - would this be a better option than running either of the other two that I posted above on their own?

Again, the feedback is very much appreciated.
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November 10, 2013 5:18:44 PM

You need a GTX 670.....not a 760.......won't work.
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November 10, 2013 5:20:53 PM

This is the one you want: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... And getting a refurb'd is never a bad idea.....at least you know the card and been bench tested.

$250 is a smoking price on it too.......Id scoop that one up ASAP.......used these still go for north of $300 with no warranty or return policy. Buying a refurb'd(bench tested) item from New Egg is ALWAYS a SMART move.
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November 10, 2013 6:49:23 PM

TomOrtlieb said:
My fault...I read it wrong.

I also saw it on eBay for pretty cheap:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-670-Video-Ca...

Thanks again for the help!
Yep, but Id grab the IDENTICAL spec'd one from New Egg........only a few dollars more. Same brand, same clocking...........probably the one you should get.......you want mirror identical cards when possible.

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November 11, 2013 3:08:12 AM

Good point - I will definitely be purchasing the one from New Egg - thanks again for all of your help - it really has been invaluable.
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