Looking into parts for my first computer build and I'm seriously stuck on the graphics card! All I want is to play Fallout 3, New Vegas, and run the G.E.C.K on the best settings, and maybe some other games, but FO on best settings is my main priority.
EVGA GTX 550 TI superclocked -- 01G-P3-1557-KR -- $160
EVGA GTX 560 -- 01G-P3-1460-KR -- $190
EVGA GTX 560 Superclocked -- 01G-P3-1461-KR -- $190
EVGA 560 TI -- 01G-P3-1561-AR -- $250
EVGA 560 TI Superclocked -- 01G-P3-1563-AR -- $250 (from what I've read this is the best choice?)
EVGA 560 TI 448 core -- 012-P3-2066-KR -- $280
EVGA 560 TI 2GB -- 02G-P3-1568-KR -- $280
GTX 570 -- 012-P3-1570-AR -- $340 (overkill for a first build, but just wondering)
I don't want to get any limited edition graphics cards. Also, I prefer EVGA but I might consider MSI brand cards, I just didn't list them here.
Also, what's the deal with some EVGA cards having (Fermi) and others not?!
if its your first build then go for balance rather than all out gfx power...
if you have a mid to high end cpu then spend as much as you can on the gfx...
thing is price doesnt always equal performance. so shop around and dong just think evga or msi. xfx and saphire also make good cards. zotac make reasonable cards but stay away from powercolour. if you can find 1 and its a reasonable price check out the goldensamples...
from the 1s you have listed the 560ti with 2 gigs of ram would be a great entry level for you... personally though i would rather get a 570 with 1.5 gigs fo about 50 bux more.