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    Hey, guys. Long time no anything, eh?

    Currently own EVGA GTX 670 (Bone Stock)

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    Buy another GTX 670 and SLI: ~ $350-$380

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    Sell my current GTX 670 (Immaculate condition, never overclocked) at about 315 and purchase a 780: ~ $330-$350~

    670 SLI will perform similarly most of the time, and outperform in several titles.

    However, the 780 will have less power draw than the SLI setup, plus the stability of the single card solution.

    Curious what you guys think? Could I even get 315 for my 670? I was just throwing out a number, so I guess that could really determine everything right now.

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    Default Re: Choices....

    The 670 does not come close to the 780, and you might be surprised at the 770 results which we should publish by the end of the week

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    Default Re: Choices....

    No, no, I have a 670. Of course a single 670 is no match, but I'm looking to either SLI them or get a single 780. The SLI'd 670 are significantly faster in terms of pure performance/frames, but I feel like the 780 would be the smoother transition, as I wouldn't have to deal with SLI scaling/support issues. However, I used to have GTX 275s in SLi back in the day, and they ran great. So that's where I'm at, currently. Just weighing everything. Another thing to think about, I guess, is a 780 will have longer longevity, for sure, if I ever want to SLI them way off into the future, but who knows what else will be out by then?

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    Default Re: Choices....

    If you think you might end up going with SLI, then by all means sell your 670 and go with a 780 or 770, then when you have the extra cash, buy a 2nd card. I'll be posting SLI performance results for both the 780 and 770 within the next 2-3 weeks.

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    Default Re: Choices....

    670s SLI or even 660Ti SLI will on par with GTX780.

    Well as long you can sell your 670 in mid $300 then make up the other half of the cost then I would say to go with a single 780. Reason? You're already point it out in the above post.

    I'm afraid you will get what you think of what it's worth. Computer parts depreciation very fast nowadays.

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    Default Re: Choices....

    I agree that the 780 is the way to go It uses less power and produces lower temps too.
    Add another later on if you want, but the 780 is a fine way to go as a single card option.

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    Default Re: Choices....

    I think I'm going to go with the 780, unless the results posted on the 770 are extremely surprising. My fiance's computer has a 650 Ti Boost in it that I think I might pair with the 780 as strictly a physics card. She just graduated with her biomed engineering degree, and does not really have much use for the desktop anymore, so I'm going to keep what I want from it and part the rest out. Sticking with her tablet and ultrabook these days. I'm not planning on upgrading until I get paid on the 15th of june, so I hopefully I'll be able to see the 770 results popping up all over by then. Thanks for the feedback.

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    Default Re: Choices....

    If you can get 300 for your 670, go for it. I put out feelers recently for 670s, want to go dual 780s, but best offer I got was 250, so I decided to stick it out for a while longer

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    You can get a 780 ofr 650$ in the US?? damn i live in the wrong country...the cheapest i can get in my country is equivalent of 900$ :/

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    Default Re: Choices....

    The information I gave him was correct, I told him to go with the 780, or if he wanted to go SLI in the near future then go with two 770s. either combo SLI 780s or SLI 770s will blow away any set up you mentioned.

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    I'm not looking to spend over 350 USD on the upgrade. That's my logical budget I have set for it. So that's why it was between adding a second 670 to my system, or selling mine and buying a 780. I highly doubt I could sell my 670 and buy two 770s and stay within budget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    You can get a 780 ofr 650$ in the US?? damn i live in the wrong country...the cheapest i can get in my country is equivalent of 900$ :/
    What do you pay without taxes, because all US and Canada pricing does not include them. Even when we have environmental fees they are separate.

    I know when I was living in Germany, pricing without taxes was on par, most of the time, but Europe has higher taxes on many things (and often in the US you pay zero tax shopping online). It's one reason I chose Alberta, 5% everything. That is nothing compared to 20% or whatever retarded it was in Germany.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattyMatt View Post
    What do you pay without taxes, because all US and Canada pricing does not include them. Even when we have environmental fees they are separate.

    I know when I was living in Germany, pricing without taxes was on par, most of the time, but Europe has higher taxes on many things (and often in the US you pay zero tax shopping online). It's one reason I chose Alberta, 5% everything. That is nothing compared to 20% or whatever retarded it was in Germany.
    yeah i pay a very nice 25% on just about EVERYTHING here i Denmark :/ my current build cost me almost 1400$ which seems completely retarded when i hear what you can buy for that kind of money over there...

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