Im building a new computer and im having a tough time choosen between these 3 video cards. I like to play FPS games like COD4 and MMO's like LOTRO all on the highest settings. Im also planning to go SLI later down the road. Here is a link to the monitor im going to be using [http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8580831&t...]
my system specs are a e7200 CPU, 4GB ram, a 320 GB hitachi hard drive, MSI 750i MOBO, and im using a samsung 22 inch 1680x1050
Oh and in case it makes a difference im using vista business 32 bit
I assume you have a good reason for it. Because it's 32-bit, your system will only see about 3.5 GB with an 8800GT. With two of them, probably 2.75GB to 3.25GB, I don't know. Try to get a 64-bit OS at some point.
Edit: I wanted to mention the HD 4850 too, but then I saw your SLI motherboard. Nah, you're better off with two 8800GT than with a single HD 4850. The HD 4850 can give you more performance than one 8800GT but you can't add a second card later if you go that way.
Make sure you choose a PSU that supports two 8800GT cards. There's a PC Power & Cooling 610W for $80 at newegg for example, or a 650TX for $90.
actually im glad you mentioned the PSU aevm. I was planning on using a 500w antec PSU for $39.99 will that be enough. Im on a tight budget and id rather not spend more on the PSU unless i really need too. Also i got the 32 bit OS cheap on craigslist later on ill upgrade to 64 bit
ok like i said right now im on a tight budget but if say 6 months down the road i choose to get SLI i can buy a new PSU that supports that right? Also im really sorry for all the questions guys this is the first computer im going to build and im really nervous
Ok im definatly going with the 8800GT and I will keep the 500w PSU because if I were to SLI it would have been about 6 months anyways so I guess I would be better off just buying a new card and I can keep the 500W. Thanks to everyone for all the help!!!