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Old September 9, 2012, 08:39 PM
clouter clouter is offline
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Default Sell and upgrade, or SLI ?

Hey guys...
I'm finally upgrading my old Core2duo E8500 to an Asus Sabertooth Z77, 3570K and 8gb or corsair dominator platinum 1600...

My gpu is a gigabyte GTX 570 windforce...

Since my new motherboard supports SLI, I was wondering if I could simply buy another GTX 570 and go SLI or would it be better to sell it and get a GTX 670 or 680...

I've seen GTX570s pretty cheap :

EVGA GeForce GTX 570 HD Fermi 732MHZ 1280MB GDDR5 2xDVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Video Card - eVGA - 012-P3-1571-KR

I've never done an SLI so I don't know if I can sli two different brands together...
My exact card is this one : Gigabyte GTX 570 Overclock edition Windforce

it's overclocked from the factory to 780mhz instead of 732mhz

Could I add the EVGA one ?
I can't find any other GTX 570s on ncix other than EVGA and MSI...

Or should I sell my 570 and get a 680 ?
I have no clue how much my card is worth but I'd guess under 200 if you can get a new one for 200-250...
And a 680 is in the 500$ range...

So option #1 : going SLI, would cost me around 200$-250$
Option #2 : is I manage to sell my 570 for 200, my net cost for a 680 would be 300-350$

I've checked out reviews and benchmarks, a 570SLI is way better than a 680...

So I'm leaning towards the SLI option, but any external opinion is always welcome ! Maybe I forgot something that you guys can point out...

The rest of my system is :
Corsair 650D case
Corsair H50 cooler (upgrading it is in the plans)
Corsair HX850 PSU
Intel X25M 80gb SSD
Two 500GB drives that will be in Raid when I get the new mobo
Standard optical drive

I'm currently gaming on a single 1680x1050, upgrading it is in the plans

Thanks in advance for the input !
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