Well, I'm going to build my first computer this fall. I have decided that I will go with a 2.93 ghz i7 CPU but now the question pops up what GPU. For specifics budget of $200 - $300 but will listen to other setups more than that. I want to be able to play Crysis at about 1920 x 1200 ish plus or minus a few levels. I also need a dual monitor setup (24inch) but I don't need monitor suggestions. (about 1 to 2 gigs of memory)
So basically what I'm looking to have answered is a very good GPU setup that will fit my specs. ATI or NVIDIA I just need help.
This fall? Like in Sept22-Dec22 (or thereabouts)? It's better to wait, no idea what's going to be coming out, what the prices will be or the performance of new components. Just keep an eye out and keep doing your research.
4850 x2 is supposedly equal to the 280 GTX but it seems to have issues with drivers from reviews. I have the 4870 1gb it works like a champ at 1680 x 1050 I don't know about 1920 x 1200 maybe a few frames lower but thats it.
the GTX 260 is also good too depends on the game.
If your willing to pull another 30 bucks out you can get the 280 GTX for $330 on newegg.com or tigerdirect.com.
THIS IS THE FORUM STARTER...ATTENTION
I was wondering now that I've looked more I've found a 4870X2 (not two 4870s but the 2gb version) for $360. Is this a good deal it has all the same specs as the other 4870X2 but it's $140 cheaper
If I were to select an X2 or perhaps one of those new NVIDIA 295 cards. Which would be better and why. I know the price is high but when I buy in October the price will most likely have dropped $100 or close to that.