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Looking at upgrading 2x8800GT OC Sli - Suggestions?

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February 24, 2013 12:16:17 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Near Future BUDGET RANGE: ~$600 - $700 Au

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming - BF3, Crysis, WoW. Full Adobe Suite for Video/Photo editing.

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: 2x MSI 8800GT 512Mb OC in sli and Thermalake - Toughpower 750W PSU

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: Intel 2500k OC ~ 4.4Ghz, Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3R, 16Gb Corsair 1600mhz. This is housed in a CM Storm Trooper case with plenty of ventilation.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: www.pccasegear.com COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Australia

PARTS PREFERENCES: I'm a Nvidia fanboy but could be persuaded to ATI. I do have my eye on the Gigabyte/nvidia gpu's.

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Looking for best bang for buck, future-ish proof and hopefully not too loud. The 8800GT's have served me well and are still going, so I'm in no rush to replace them, they were a great buy when i picked them up 5 odd years ago ><. I'm not sure if I should look at 2x 660Ti's, a 670 or 680 as a single card solution, or go an ATI card or 2. Maybe I should wait for the next generation of GPU's? I'm quite patient to wait out a little longer before the purchase.

What would you consider doing? discussion would be great as my head is just bouncing around too many variables.
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February 24, 2013 12:37:26 AM

I would say either one Radeon 7970 or two 660ti's. One 660ti is not far behind a gtx 670 or 680, and with two you would have a beast of a computer. The 7970 is marked lower than the gtx 680 in benchmark tests but in real gaming applications it beats the 680.
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