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two GTX 550Ti SuperClocked 2GB vs. new cards?

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I already have one of these and could buy another for about $180:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-SEALED-...295?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item1c316f6d17

Paired with an i3-3220 and MSI Z77MA-G45 do you think it would be a decent medium-end gaming machine?

Or should I get one new nVidia card? I don't like AMD so please don't suggest Radeon anything - thanks!

PS: That motherboard supports SLI, right? Also I'm putting it in a Fractal Core 1000 case :)
 
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Is the 750 out for sale local to you , id go with the best kepler based card you can get as dx10 might not cut it soon based on games.
Yours could be sold to offset the cost or buy better? Go with igp for a bit whilst selling it
 
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I wouldn't buy it. Even a single GTX 760 would destroy that SLi setup, so I'd look for a GTX 760 or even a 770, or find a second-hand GTX 660Ti or above. GTX 550Ti cards probably go for about $60 or less on the forums these days, so paying 3x that for another weak card is pointless.

On paper, a GTX 560 Ti is equivalent to two GTX 550 Ti chips with a lower clock speed, and even that gets stomped.
 
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DarkOCean, think this is worth the extra $40?

PowerColor AX7870 2GBD5-2DHV2 Radeon HD 7870 GHz E...

I dislike AMD but I'm willing to take a chance if it's good enough. I'm going to be using a 500W PSU - it has one 6 pin and one 6+2 pin power connector so that's what I've got to work with.
 
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I already have one of these and could buy another for about $180:
An SLi 550Ti setup would be decent if you could get the second card for like $50 like I did. But for $180 you could get a brand new card that would way outperform it.
 
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DarkOCean, think this is worth the extra $40?

PowerColor AX7870 2GBD5-2DHV2 Radeon HD 7870 GHz E...

I dislike AMD but I'm willing to take a chance if it's good enough. I'm going to be using a 500W PSU - it has one 6 pin and one 6+2 pin power connector so that's what I've got to work with.
Its $50 more, 7850 has a promo code for ~$10 resulting in $150, so i dont think that 7870 its worth $50 more and 7850 have only 860 base core clock making it good for playing with overclocking.
If you got more to spend go for a 760 (has more perf/dollar ratio than 7870 but lower than 7850).
MSI Gaming N760 TF 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 760 2GB 256...
 
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ok how about this??

Only thing I need now is a good, quiet, not too expensive, CPU cooler. I would like an all-in-one liquid cooler but I can't find any with 92mm fan for the back of the Fractal Design Core 1000 case I'm using.

And remember I already have Cougar GX-S 500W PSU. I'm going for silence in this build.
 

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#9
used 660Ti you might get much cheaper.

Also somebody was selling 7870 Tahiti here, which is much faster than regular 7870. If you PSU can take it, then get that.