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Old September 23, 2012, 12:14 AM
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Actually, thinking about it.. a 570 should give you the same ish performance of a 660ti.. grab a second hand 570 and a 850 watt psu (should be less than a single 660) and you will be good for quite a while..
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Old September 25, 2012, 08:02 AM
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Actually, thinking about it.. a 570 should give you the same ish performance of a 660ti.. grab a second hand 570 and a 850 watt psu (should be less than a single 660) and you will be good for quite a while..
I've considered that. To get a quality replacement for my HX620 Corsair I'd be looking at something like a 750-850 Corsair I'm looking at between $140-$180. Another would be about $270. That brings the total to close to $400-$450.
Pro's: Newer, More Powerful PSU. Increased graphics.
Con's: More heat generated. Using last gen GPU's.

Now if I sell my current EVGA GTX 570 Superclocked for about $200 I can use that towards the purchase of a newer eVGA GTX 680 with 4GB of RAM for about $570. That means out of pocket I'm down $370. This also gives me a current generation GPU and eliminates possible issues with SLI support.
Pro's: Newer generation GPU. Single GPU solution. Lower power consumption and heat.
Con's: Higher initial out of pocket expense. Choosing the right GPU. Retains older PSU.

All things being equal, if my CPU isn't the bottleneck I originally suspected it might be, then getting a new GPU seems to be the most cost effective solution and also doesn't involve ripping half my rig appart to swap the PSU. The only question is which 6-Series to get. I'm thinking the GTX 680 series is the sweet spot, and something with 4GB of RAM to drive the textures.
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Old October 6, 2012, 03:20 PM
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If you go with another GTX-570 ,you will need a bigger powersupply ,it will be faster but it will also draw more power and heat and noise if you have the default series.I would look at the GTX-670 ,they are almost as fast as a GTX-680 and when overclocked they are pretty close .You can get a GTX-670 as low as $379 and $359 with the rebate.I would not do a triple monitor unless that what you want ,I used to run my system off a DELL 24" 1920 x1200 but with my 50" plasma even if it is playing at 1920x1080 it still looks very good.
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