Normally I would have suggested to get a GTX 670 and sell your 570, since this solution offers up to 4 monitors to be connected, lesser energy consumption and thus quieter than the 570 and a better performance and only a single card instead of two, but you also said:
I don't want to spend alot of money here
so my initial reaction may be off. Maybe have a look at the GTX 550 Ti. Around € 100.
I don't know what mobo you have, but unless you have a X58 or X79 based mobo, using dual video cards will result in throttling down the speed from 16x to 8x due to lack of PCIe lanes. That means a 10 - 15% performance loss.
Thank you for the reply Harm. I have an x79 board with a 3930k @ 4.6ghz.
I will take that advice on board.. I might have to fork out a bit of extra money. Shame I only purchased the 570 gtx a couple of months ago!
Found this card....
Gainward GTX550Ti 1G DDR5 DVI HDMI
Internet Price: $111.00
Barcode : 426018336-2050 GPU : GeForce GTX 550 Ti GPU Clockspeed : 900 Mhz Memory : 1024MB GDDR5 192bits Memory Clockspeed : 2050 Mhz Pixels per clock (peak) : N/A Bandwidth : 98.4 GB/s Ramdac : 400 MHz PCI-Express 2.0 Cooling : 2-Slot Fan Video-Features : HDMI Connectivity : DVI-I + VGA
Would this be sufficient??
That is common in hardware land. I'm not in a hurry, but I'm waiting for the Ivy Bridge-E, the Areca ARC-2082 PCIe-3.0 controller and possibly the GTX-685 with 384 bit memory bus, to avoid your experience.
That is a good card for your system.
Part of the reason I went with the x79 platform is because of Ivy Bridge-E. I know I can always upgrade to a 8 core cpu in the future if need be although my 3930k is plenty fast enough for what I do for now. When rendering out a 20 min timeline with mutiple tracks of vision and audio and many effects I did manage to get 100% cpu usage on all 6 cores along with my 16gb of memory being completely maxed so I guess it was worth it!