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2xGtx560 ti vs. 1 gtx 680

This month i've been heavily thinking about upgrading my computer almost entirely :bounce: ( case , psu , motherboard and the graphics card) which has put a huge strain on my wallet , and I didn't even buy the graphics card yet :sweat: . So I was searching for a super high-end graphics card or two pretty good graphics cards in SLI ( yes I only use nvidia , since I trusted them from my first pc build)
So my choices are:

-SLI ( 430 $ )
2x EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Superclocked 1024 MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B004KZHRAM/ref=mp_s_a_2?pi=75x75&qid=1344861085&sr=8-2


-Very High End ( 630 $ )
Asus GTX 680 DirectCU II Top GTX-DC2T-2GDT
http://www.amazon.com/DirectCU-Edition-1201MHz-Graphics-GTX680-DC2T-2GD5/dp/B00814JQPC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1344874358&sr=8-1&keywords=asus+gtx680+direct+cu+ii+top

Specs ( after buying the components )
-Intel i5 2310 2,9 GHz
-Asus Sabertooth Z77
-EVOLUTION85+ 950W SLI ready

So i got about 400 $ left , so i possibly need my parents finantial help for the GTX680 , but my birthday is soon and it maybe possible to pull this off :pfff:
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    I would suggest the 660 Ti is coming out soon. Depending on the price they would be better eventually in SLI, getting one now and maybe later.
  2. You can wait for a 660TI as suggested, or go for a 670 OC edition. 680 not worth it since a 670 OC has similar performance as 680 stock. A single 670 will perform better than SLI gtx 560 TI.
  3. Never get 2 smaller GPU's instead of 1 larger GPU. Some games have issues with sli/xfire and you can get the same performance from once peice.
  4. Ok I really like the gtx 680 directCU ii top , but I dont have the money , I maybe getting a single stock gtx 580 ( is it enough to max bf3 ? ) until I get the money for the 680... :pfff:
  5. If you are trying to stay around the $400 dollar range, the 670 is definitely the much better choice. I used to have EVGA cards in SLI and loved them. A 670 will play max BF3 settings just fine. What size display you have?
  6. i'm not trying to finish my life savings in one shot so if its less than 400 dolars , and it can max out bf3 or even to play on high not ultra i'll buy it
    you didn,t answer my question , will 580 max bf3 and still get 30-40+ fps ?
  7. You don't want to blow away your savings so your option is to buy a 580 THEN buy a 680. That is a waste of money. If you wanted to do SLI your best option is the 660 Ti then another one later on.
  8. I prefer the idea of getting a single 670 or more normal priced 680 (that is a very costly, and large bulky 680 to choose). In both the 560 ti SLI and ASUS DCII, you would have a hard time upgrading in the future without starting over.

    Granted, many people never add a 2nd card later (I have a few times, but most don't), but getting a single 2 slot card makes upgrading a lot easier in the future, as well as takes away any possible issues of SLI at the start.

    Trying to add a 2nd card with the DCII is hard due to it's 3 slot design.
  9. Ok , as beethree said in the last post , getting the 580 then the 680 DCII is a waste of money . BUT i plan on using it after buying the 680 DCII ( ill buy the asus DCII gtx680 only if i get enough money from my birthday, or buy it half a year later) in secondary build that ill use at my other house

    EDIT: ok i wathed the prices on amazon , and the 670 looked fine , i may be getting one of those , then something powerfull when i have all he money

    THANKS GUYS, KEEP HELPING PEOPLE
  10. maxkremeur said:
    Ok , as beethree said in the last post , getting the 580 then the 680 DCII is a waste of money . BUT i plan on using it after buying the 680 DCII ( ill buy the asus DCII gtx680 only if i get enough money from my birthday, or buy it half a year later) in secondary build that ill use at my other house


    I'm a lot more familiar with AMD cards than Nvidia cards, but all of the articles I have read recently tell me it would be a massive waste of money to do anything other than get a single GTX 670 with the possibility of adding a second 670 in the future if you're not satisfied with the amount of performance it offers you.

    You have to look at what you're getting for the money you're spending. If you spend $200 on whatever 500 series card costs $200 or you spend $400 on a 670 card you're getting a massive upgrade over the $200 card. For the added cost of the 680 you're not getting nearly as much for your money.

    If you're able to wait until the 660 cards come out that would be even more ideal.

    As far as if the 580 will run BF3 at Max FPS? I have no idea. I'm running a 5870 and I've got a 7950 that'll arrive today. The fact that I've done a lot of reading in the last week about reviews and benchmarks is why I've shared my opinion.
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