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2x650ti 2gb superclocked or 1xgtx 660ti 2gb

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February 10, 2013 10:40:20 PM

Hey guys,i was wondering what would be better? i am building a rig with a i7-3770k @ 4.6ghz. I heard that some games dont use both gpus so i was wondering what would be better for my needs?
I will be playing Minecraft,Dayz,WarZ,all call of duty,battlefield, basically games like that. Also i will be streaming most of theese games. So please help me asap
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February 10, 2013 11:13:22 PM

1 GTX660ti. When you start to play at higher resolutions and/or with AA enabled, you'll see the GTX650ti not performing as well as you might have hoped. Adding another 650ti requires around 60%+ scaling to perform similar to a GTX660ti but with significantly more power and inconsistent performance. A single 660ti is better in this case.
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February 10, 2013 11:29:13 PM

gtx660ti for sure. gtx660ti's do really well in sli also, so you can get second card later when you can afford it. I am wondering if you have bought the i7 yet? because with the money you would save by getting an i5 3570k you could put toward a better gpu. the i5 is just as powerful for gaming as the i7.
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February 11, 2013 1:41:52 AM

projectgernades said:
Hey guys,i was wondering what would be better? i am building a rig with a i7-3770k @ 4.6ghz. I heard that some games dont use both gpus so i was wondering what would be better for my needs?
I will be playing Minecraft,Dayz,WarZ,all call of duty,battlefield, basically games like that. Also i will be streaming most of theese games. So please help me asap



How will you have the 2 650Ti set up? One for graphics and the other for Phyx? I currently run one of each. 1 - 660Ti SSC for main graphics and one 650 Ti for Phyx.
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February 11, 2013 1:54:45 AM

1) Buy an i5-3570K and put that extra $100 towards a better graphics card (unless you already bought the CPU).

2) Buy a SINGLE graphics card with 2GB or 3GB of VRAM.

3) PHYSX isn't that big of a deal. Don't even use it if you can't already achieve 60FPS with full game quality (why gain PhysX features but LOSE on other quality settings that add more to the game?)

4) My recommendation might be THIS card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'm not sure on your budget though. The above card adds Crysis 3 and Bioshock. It's a 3-slot card and probably the QUIETEST card in its class (large heatsink).

If you insist on NVidia, then a GTX660Ti or GTX670, depending on budget.
*Don't skimp on a quality cooling solution and look at customer reviews.

GTX660Ti (3GB model) from Gigabyte:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 11, 2013 1:55:08 AM

You can't SLI two 650 ti, it doesn't have SLI bridge, the only way is to have the second one for physX, and that's a bad idea.
So just get the 660 ti.
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February 11, 2013 1:58:13 AM

djangoringo said:
You can't SLI two 650 ti, it doesn't have SLI bridge, the only way is to have the second one for physX, and that's a bad idea.
So just get the 660 ti.


I agree.
Putting money towards a PhysX card specifically makes little sense in this case. Far better to put as much as possible into a single card (GTX660Ti/670, HD7950/HD7970).
February 11, 2013 2:00:17 AM

you doing heavy video work? if not, you can drop that i7 to an i5 3570k and get a gtx 670. you will increse your frames, due to games being GPU dependent.
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