GPU Advice on which will be better

Which card will perform better (24 inch Monitor)

1 Card (GTX 580 No SLI) EVGA 015-P3-1580-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $489.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130587

or

2 Cards (GTX 570 in SLI) EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1572-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - $699.98 ($349.99 each)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130595

or

2 Cards (GTX 560 TI in SLI) EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1563-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - $499.98 ($249.99 each)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130610


I will be using a I5 2500 CPU and 900 watt PWS (no matter what SLI or Not) and a good MB (I havent selected all parts yet).

My budget will be around $1600 - $1800 USD

I am just starting to pick parts and hope to order by NOV/DEC 2011

thanks in advance
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  1. For the best performance the two 570's in SLI would be the best. You could get good performance and a very resonable price with the two 560ti's and save $200. I would only get the 580 if you were going to get another later on. So if you are going with just straight performance then the two 570's would be the choice , but if you wanted to get good performance and a good price then go with the 560ti's.
  2. Yes, dual GTX570 would be great, but If I were you I will get a single GTX580 for now and add another one later in the future...
    And make sure you choose a decent brand PSU like Corsair, Seasonic, Antec, PCP&C, SilverStone.
  3. If you shop around you can get 2 X 560ti's cheaper than a 580 and its a faster set up.
    Its a matter of preference really on how far you want to upgrade and how much you want to spend.
  4. I rarely upgrade, I just end up building a new Computer when its time.

    My last build was in 2008, I used a evga MB with 2 8800 gts 512 and wolfdale 3.0 with 4 gigs of ram and 750 PCP&P pws. It runs great and I will be passing it on to my wife. I am running XP so these 8800 gts 512 are running in dx9 mode.

    The new build will have win 7 64 bit and as mention above run a good MB (Abit/Asus) and at least a 900 watt pws (PCP&P or Antec I am currently looking at)

    my 1st thought was running (2) 560ti's, but I had SLI early on and I feel I didnt utilize to its full ( I only ran it on a 19in and then a 24 in monitor)

    I think I will lean toward (2) 570's in sli mode. just because I dont think i'll end up upgrading later on. I rather get the performance now.

    so will (2) 570's (regular/superclock vrs) out perform (2) 560ti's.

    thanks again,

    banana
  5. bananajuice said:
    I rarely upgrade, I just end up building a new Computer when its time.

    My last build was in 2008, I used a evga MB with 2 8800 gts 512 and wolfdale 3.0 with 4 gigs of ram and 750 PCP&P pws. It runs great and I will be passing it on to my wife. I am running XP so these 8800 gts 512 are running in dx9 mode.

    The new build will have win 7 64 bit and as mention above run a good MB (Abit/Asus) and at least a 900 watt pws (PCP&P or Antec I am currently looking at)

    my 1st thought was running (2) 560ti's, but I had SLI early on and I feel I didnt utilize to its full ( I only ran it on a 19in and then a 24 in monitor)

    I think I will lean toward (2) 570's in sli mode. just because I dont think i'll end up upgrading later on. I rather get the performance now.

    so will (2) 570's (regular/superclock vrs) out perform (2) 560ti's.

    thanks again,

    banana

    Two 570s will out perform 560ti in sli. With that being said the 560ti sli will be alot cheaper and perform very well. If money isn't the deciding factor and you want just performance review, 2x 570's for sure
  6. Thanks, I just checked and the difference is $200 between them in SLI

    570 evga cards = $339 X 2 = $678
    560ti evga cards = $239 x 2 = $478

    I will go with the 570's

    I am going to use the onboard sound this time around so I will save a little on that, I am not much of a sound guy and mostly use headphones to play anyway.

    I think I should be able to keep it w/in $1600

    thanks

    banana
  7. bananajuice said:
    Thanks, I just checked and the difference is $200 between them in SLI

    570 evga cards = $339 X 2 = $678
    560ti evga cards = $239 x 2 = $478

    I will go with the 570's

    I am going to use the onboard sound this time around so I will save a little on that, I am not much of a sound guy and mostly use headphones to play anyway.

    I think I should be able to keep it w/in $1600

    thanks

    banana

    grats, good luck on the build
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