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

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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  1. why not 680 SLI?
  2. 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.
  3. depends on WHICH 670 you are talking about... there's tons of them with varying levels of performance
  4. 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=43_557_559&item_id=049483

    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.
  5. 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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