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660ti 2g Sli vs 670 Ftw sli 2gv vs 680 4gb

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November 12, 2012 8:16:07 PM

Since I haven't bought any parts yet, what are the actual SLi advantages vs a single card? My computer will be built for gaming and some editing/3D modeling here and there but mostly gaming. Looking to run anything i throw at it and have every game 60+ fps with everything maxed, and i mean everything. Trying to benchmark it to be able to handle crysis 2 and bf3 60ish without dropping frames too much ( Is that even possible with these three cards?). Since my current screen isn't 120ghz can someone also recommend a good gaming one that has great quality preferably under $220. I WILL NOT BE OVERCLOCKING.

660ti : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

670: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Heard that one can overheat easily, does anyone know of a better one or band that would be better to get?

680:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thinking of getting this monitor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ( I don't know much about monitors so... feel free to correct me!)



Also does anyone know if I will need a GPU with 2 fans on it for my uses?

Other specs:
i7 @ 3.4 ghz
16 GB G. Skill
ASRock Z77
Pc and power cooling 950w
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November 12, 2012 9:06:54 PM

the 670 sli will be the best but if you have more money later on i would suggest a 680 then put another one in there later
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November 12, 2012 9:32:12 PM

no big differences from 1 670 and 1 680 in the long run i guess 2 670 would be better but like mrdowntownkiller said 2 660ti is more then enough , if it where me i would just get 1 670 or 1 680
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November 12, 2012 9:40:49 PM

I would suggest getting the one 670 or 680 (assuming you are not looking at AMD cards since those currently have great performance to money spent ratio). Then see how it runs in your system if you need more power pick up another one. I would rule out the 660ti even though they are great in SLI it better to use one higher end card as that leave you room to upgrade to SLI/Crossfire (AMD) in the future with getting new cards.
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November 12, 2012 9:45:18 PM

dont get the 680 in any case the 7970 kicks its ass and with a way cheaper price - i think the best options is 2 660ti or 1 670 or 1 7970 and i would pick the 670. but its up to you :) 
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November 12, 2012 10:00:54 PM

Advantages are you can boost your graphics by adding another one, often cheaper from older generations. Disadvantage is microstuttering and random driver incompatibility. Except AMD with 3rd party Radeon Pro, which seems to minimize microstuttering on a per game basis
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November 13, 2012 12:45:11 AM

mrdowntownkiller said:
dont get the 680 in any case the 7970 kicks its ass and with a way cheaper price - i think the best options is 2 660ti or 1 670 or 1 7970 and i would pick the 670. but its up to you :) 

he never said anything about the 7970 who know he may be a nvidia fanboy and no a 7970 doesn't "kicks its ass"the 7970Ghz yes in most situations but the 7970 is more in between the 670 and the 680
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November 13, 2012 2:42:00 AM

if you have a normal 7970 all you do is oc just abit and boom its a ghz edition + now i heard you can update the firmware on some cards to run like a 7970ghz
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November 27, 2012 11:23:17 PM

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