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Video Card + Display Advice - going to 3 monitor set-up

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October 2, 2012 8:38:01 PM

Hi,

I am currently running an Intel Core i5-2500k quad core 3.3Ghz, and an GTX 570 HD Superclocked 1280 MB GDDR5 video card.

Performance wise, my goal is to be able to play BF2 + Borderlands 2 with a three monitor set-up. Practically, I do a fair amount of trading and want to be able to run 5-6 monitors of charts etc.

I am going to swap out the 570 and am considering either the 660ti or the 670 x 2 (i.e. run in SLI) and in particular

1. 660ti - $300 per

2. 670 2gb $375 per

3. 670 4GB superclocked EVGA $434 per.

Any thoughts on the price/performance trade-off on these options?

As well, does anyone have any suggestions re: approximately 24" monitors - both in respect of type (LCD/PLASMA/LED) and manufacturer?

Any thoughts/suggestions appreciated.
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October 2, 2012 8:40:56 PM

why not 680 SLI?
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October 2, 2012 8:43:08 PM

Cost. $434 per is starting to stretch what I can justify for gaming.

Would you consider it worth it to go 680 (2gb) x 2 for $475 vs. the 670?

Also would be interested to know if now is a good time to buy, or if their is a refresh or upgrade of these cards due.
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October 2, 2012 8:50:55 PM

depends on WHICH 670 you are talking about... there's tons of them with varying levels of performance
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October 2, 2012 9:04:05 PM

EVGA GeForce GTX 670 Superclocked+ 4GB GDDR5 (04G-P4-2673-KR) nVidia GeForce GTX 670 Chipset (1046Mhz) 4GB GDDR5 (6008Mhz) Dual Display 2x DVI-I/HDMI/Display Port PCI Express 3.0 Graphics Card...

http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=4...

Wouldn't the same principal apply to the 680, as well... i.e. tons of models, varying levels of performance?

I'm just looking for some general advice, once I decide 670 vs. 680 vs. 660ti, I will get into the details....

Currently at $300 a pop, the 660ti is where I'm leaning, I am only considering the 670/680 in the event they would future proof me to the point where they might justify the additional cost.
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October 2, 2012 11:56:29 PM

I suggest you look at the Tom's GPU charts - IMO the 670 or better 680 is the future-proof
prices will continue to fall as the holidays come around
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