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1 high end gpu or 2 medium level gpu's

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June 15, 2011 11:58:21 AM

Hey everyone, jus looking for some good solid advice,and this is BY FAR the best place to go for advice....Here are my specs: Cooler Master HAF 912 case, intel extreme DP55KG mobo, intel i5-760, 2x4 Patriot Sector 5 G series RAM, 1 60G Samsung SSD Boot Drive, 2 Samsung HD502HJ 500G hard drives in raid 0, Samsung Blu-Ray Drive, 3 x Dell 23'' 1080p monitors, Xion 800watt PSU, Cooler Master Hyper 212 plus, Windows 7 64 home premium, and all Cooler Master fans....I understand that my mobo has 1 pci-e x16 and 1 pci-e x8 effectively making them both pci-e x8 and from what i understand it shouldnt be that bad of a drop in performance, all though not ideal, but not an absolute no-go! So my question is...should i sell both of my MSI GeForce GTX 550ti's in SLI for a 570? (if i can) and then hope and pray to try and get another 570 someday? So basically 2 x 550ti's or 1 570ti? (with the possibility of a second card in the distant future) 3 monitor setup is a must, since i have all 3 of the same monitors allready...or is it all kind of a waste with the mobo and components i have to go for that high in the GPU range? Any / all info is / will be GREATLY appreciated! Thank you!
June 15, 2011 12:04:12 PM

ok....and you think my mobo and other components will hold up? Would it be a waste to get a second 570 without having two pci-ex16 slots? just 1 x16 and 1x8 = 2x8
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June 15, 2011 12:04:21 PM

Agreed. SLI/CF just leaves to much up for chance on the scaling side. I always go for the second best gaming-tier card on the market and call it a day [in this case, a GTX 570, previously a 4890, etc]
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June 15, 2011 12:07:41 PM

and will 1 570 support 3 Dell 23" 1080p monitors in span? Sorry, thx again!
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June 15, 2011 1:32:11 PM

i apologize , i should have been more clear...i have 3 monitors and would like to use them in a 3 monitor gaming setup that would effectively equal 1 screen...and is the rest of my system "up to par" with 2 GTX 570's?
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June 15, 2011 1:33:34 PM

Best answer selected by Tomyboi62.
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June 15, 2011 1:34:45 PM

Ok, thank you...couldnt have asked for better answers than yours...you rock!
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June 15, 2011 1:38:22 PM

you would have to tell me how to find that out....
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June 15, 2011 1:52:58 PM

WOW! seriously no joke.... thanx bro! Much appreciated!!!....First computer build ever for me and it booted up on the very first shot! w/ no problems...only thing i have no clue about is how to configure raid 0 for both my 500g H.D.'s but thats a whole nother ball game.
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