I am currently researching hardware for my new gaming rig, after a bit of research I got the idea of running 2 EVGA GTX 680 Superclocked graphics cards in SLI. I want to know, is it worth spending the extra $470 on the second? Is there another setup that would yield similar performance while cutting the price? If the price could be reduced enough I figured I would get a new 1080p monitor and maybe a new headset! I am somewhat partial to Nividia although I'm not against a good AMD setup.
NOTE: I want a setup that can run any game on ultra settings, preferably a setup that can do so for at least a few years because I cant spend this much money very often.
NOTE 2: I am still fairly new to the graphics card scene, as this will be an upgrade from the *shudders* Nividia Geforce GT 520.
EDIT: My current estimated price for 2 gtx 680's is about $940.
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So you're gonna get a 1080p monitor...just drop the plans for sli and get a 670 gtx gigabyte oc/evga ftw or a 7970 sapphire vapor-x ghz edition, even for 1440p it's an overkill having two 680 gtx supeclocked. Just buy a really good monitor and a single card, you won't notice the difference and i bet the refresh rate will be 60hz.
Two 680s on a 1080p monitor is beyond overkill. If you wanted to go with like 2560x1440 or 2560x1600 then that would be a great setup. But if you want just one 1080p monitor 1 gtx 680 would be more than enough. Really i think you would be fine with a 670, however the choice is up to you if you feel like you need the extra horsepower. I hope this helped