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Two 670's with 2 gb of ram or Two or three 660ti's 3 gb of Ram/ SLI

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February 25, 2013 12:25:38 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE:Anytime until Christmas
BUDGET RANGE:Up to $600

USAGE:p laying Arma 2 or 3 and Skyrim; high or max settings/minecraft and league of legends; Really any game.

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY:GT 640 1 gb of Ram and Kingwin ABT-750MM Maximum series

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: 4 gb of Ram, ECS P67H2-A2 Black Deluxe Motherboard, Intel LGA 1155 Pentium 2.7 gh/z

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Tigerdirect.com or amazon.com
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Definently SLI

MONITOR RESOLUTION:1850x950

More about : 670 ram 660ti ram sli

a b U Graphics card
February 25, 2013 1:10:31 PM

why not get for or five 660's and lower the budget to 400$
a c 124 U Graphics card
February 25, 2013 2:15:55 PM

Three cards would be hotter and offer no more expansion. I'd go with the 2x670 to keep the heat down for similar performance:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Dual-Link-DisplayPort-Graphi...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I couldn't find any I'd get that would keep you under $600, but I'd go with the 670s. Then you could always get a third 670 at a future date, but your resolution doesn't require two 670s? Are you going to get a couple additional monitors for 2D surround?

Also, there is no real reason to go beyond 2GB of RAM on the video card at this point in time; even in surround.
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a b U Graphics card
February 25, 2013 2:23:39 PM

2x GTX 660Ti's is more than enough to max out any current games at that resolution. And if you think u need to get another, a recent Tom's Hardware article stated how 3 660Ti's is better than 2 GTX 680's.
a c 124 U Graphics card
February 25, 2013 2:30:21 PM

ittimjones said:
2x GTX 660Ti's is more than enough to max out any current games at that resolution. And if you think u need to get another, a recent Tom's Hardware article stated how 3 660Ti's is better than 2 GTX 680's.


Where's the link to that article?

Update --- Found it:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-680-gef...

Id still go with 2x670s, because 3 670s in the future is still better than 3 660s. If I were going to halt all upgrades on the system, I'd go for the three 660 ti now.

But still, a single 670 would max out everything at that resolution.
a c 124 U Graphics card
February 25, 2013 2:40:28 PM

Just curious... Who makes a monitor at that resolution?
a c 124 U Graphics card
February 25, 2013 2:51:13 PM

The Tom's article referenced above show a real downside to using the three 660s... Big dips (min fps) in the framerates with surround configurations whereas the two 680s don't have this issue.
February 25, 2013 3:04:47 PM

ubercake said:
Just curious... Who makes a monitor at that resolution?

i use my hdtv and might get 2 more.
February 25, 2013 3:06:40 PM

I might go with 670's because of the fact in a year or two they will preform better with later games.
a c 91 U Graphics card
February 25, 2013 3:25:22 PM

titan. but the rest of your system will hold it back, as it would sli-x2, x3.
a c 81 U Graphics card
February 25, 2013 3:25:31 PM

This has got to be a troll. A Pentium with two 670s?

OP, if you aren't just trolling, buy yourself a single 4GB 670. Even with three monitors, at that resolution, you won't need more.

If you do get 2 670s or 3 660tis, you'd just be wasting your money, because your CPU would be bottlenecking your graphics setup big time.
a c 124 U Graphics card
February 25, 2013 3:30:08 PM

hardyboys209 said:
i use my hdtv and might get 2 more.

Unless there's a different standard for HD in another part of the world, your HDTV is probably 1920x1080?
February 25, 2013 5:16:39 PM

ubercake said:
Unless there's a different standard for HD in another part of the world, your HDTV is probably 1920x1080?

Perhaps he's using overscan correction (and making everything look like *** too)
a b U Graphics card
February 25, 2013 5:43:44 PM

This is a double post, I think - can't find it now. Said the same thing. That is really bad balance of components. The mobo is PCI2.0 x8/x8 in SLI. Anemic CPU.

February 25, 2013 7:20:02 PM

no sli and more ram!heheeh :D 
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