I'm interested in a building or purchasing a game rig that will support high-ultra game settings on a 30" 2560x1600.
I'm a big fan of TCO and would like a systems that will offer me the ability to game for the next 3-4 years but not break the bank.
As a point of comparison, My current setup I have had since 2008 and has done well for itself; Running most games in 1080p with playable fps on a 27" 1920x1200.
i7920 2.66 OC to 3.75; water cooled, mobo EVGA x58 SLI LE
GTX 295 1.792gb
I'm now looking to upgrade my monitor to a 30" LED IPS - 2560x1600 and would like advise on a system that will allow me to play all the latest games in high-ultra settings. My preference would be to not SLI, but use one video card like the 780 or 7990 (I know, technically 2 cards. but all 6gb are accessible).
AMD just announced their latest cards, as far as I know there isn't any accurate benchmarks but if the rumors are true they compete with the titan and I can almost guarantee at a better price point. If you don't want to wait I would go with the 780 because it's a single card and gives you room in the future if you want to add another.
I personally use a 7970 @ 2560x1440 (Qnix Korean monitor) and play at high/ultra with great frame rates, I came from 1920x1200 and just turned down/off AA so I have similar performance and visually it's great. So with a 780 you will be able to play the latest games fine short of crysis 3 completely maxed out.