Best ~$225 each Graphics cards to run in SLI

CPU: Intel Core i7 2700k
RAM: Corsair 8GB
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth
GPU: ?????
PSU: Corsair CMPSU-850
Case: Cooler MasterElite 430

possibly the Asus 1GB GeForce GTX 560TI DirectCUII PCI-E Graphics Card?

As mentioned im looking for a graphics card of around $225 to later SLI to improve performance.

I'd prefer nVidia to Radeon but i would consider a Radeon model.
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  1. GTX 560 ti is probably the best lol
  2. the 7850s Crossfire will probably be better than the 560tis but I would suggest getting 1 card instead of SLI or crossfire unless you really just want a 1 time investment in the components for as much performance as possible.
  3. If i got only one card, with a budget of $400/450 then, which should i go for. I need the computer for both gaming and autoCAD.

    Also, would it definitely be better than an ALI combo?
  4. Single card > CF/SLI

    Go for the GTX 670. Either the ASUS or Gigabyte version.
  5. If you run autocad then you might want to buy a 7950 or a 7970, they offer generally better performance than nvidia's nearer cards in non-gaming programs. but just gaming performance, the 670 is really amazing for $400.

    SLI has some problems and sometimes don't work well for games. In some games, the minimal FPS will not improve in SLI and thus just makes the game play seem sporadic, you also run into microstuttering which will make the game feel like its having much less FPS than it is because of the timings between the frames. These are generally game specific.
  6. As esrever said, you could go for the 7970 if you want to spend a bit more. The difference will probably not be that big.
  7. bEngineering said:
    If i got only one card, with a budget of $400/450 then, which should i go for. I need the computer for both gaming and autoCAD.

    Also, would it definitely be better than an ALI combo?
    Go for the GTX 670. The Asus is almost always out of stock so i would recommend if you can't get the asus gtx670 top
    MSI N670 PE 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127685#top
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  8. What about this: Sapphire HD 7970 3072MB PCI-Express Graphics Card (http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-276-SP) only £320 and i cant find the 670 for less than £350, also the Sapphire gets some very good reviews and benchmarks.
  9. thats really good. The 7970 should be faster than the 670 generally anyways.
  10. That will be excellent.
  11. What about this: Sapphire HD 7970 3072MB PCI-Express Graphics Card (http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-276-SP) only £320 and i cant find the 670 for less than £350, also the Sapphire gets some very good reviews and benchmarks.[/quotemsg You can't go wrong either way if you prefer the 7970 go for it ;)
  12. Just get a 670 and be done with it.
  13. The GTX 670 will last you quite a long time. I spent 240$ on GTX 460's in SLI and I dont see a need to upgrade for a long time haha. That being said, a singe 670 will last quite a while!
  14. I would say the 670 would lasts about 3 years for an general enthusiast. it would be like having a 470 today.
  15. So will the 7970.
  16. We could give you a better recommendation if you told us what resolution and games will you be playing?
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