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Best ~$225 each Graphics cards to run in SLI

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July 28, 2012 11:41:48 PM

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.
July 28, 2012 11:43:00 PM

GTX 560 ti is probably the best lol
a c 92 U Graphics card
July 28, 2012 11:46:41 PM

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.
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July 28, 2012 11:53:49 PM

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?
July 28, 2012 11:55:12 PM

Single card > CF/SLI

Go for the GTX 670. Either the ASUS or Gigabyte version.
a c 92 U Graphics card
July 28, 2012 11:58:53 PM

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.
July 29, 2012 12:00:20 AM

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.
a c 185 U Graphics card
July 29, 2012 12:05:20 AM

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=N82E168...
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a c 92 U Graphics card
July 29, 2012 12:12:02 AM

thats really good. The 7970 should be faster than the 670 generally anyways.
July 29, 2012 12:24:09 AM

That will be excellent.
a c 185 U Graphics card
July 29, 2012 12:26:22 AM

2732700,9,1345567 said:
What about this: Sapphire HD 7970 3072MB PCI-Express Graphics Card (http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX...) 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 ;) 
a c 191 U Graphics card
July 29, 2012 12:36:50 AM

Just get a 670 and be done with it.
a b U Graphics card
July 29, 2012 1:26:29 AM

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!
a c 92 U Graphics card
July 29, 2012 1:30:01 AM

I would say the 670 would lasts about 3 years for an general enthusiast. it would be like having a 470 today.
July 29, 2012 8:16:47 AM

So will the 7970.
a c 185 U Graphics card
July 29, 2012 8:52:28 AM

We could give you a better recommendation if you told us what resolution and games will you be playing?
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