I'm building an entire new system and need help deciding between
the BFG GTX 275 for $250 or the MSI N275GTX Twin Frozr OC GTX 275 for $230 or lastly, the XFX Radeon HD 4890 XT for $230
my system i'm looking at getting is a bundle deal consisting of
* EVGA X58 SLI LE Socket LGA1366 Motherboard * Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz Retail Processor * 6GB Corsair XMS DDR3-1333 Triple Channel Memory * Hitachi 1TB SATA Internal Hard Drive * Ultra XBlaster ATX Mid-Tower Case * Ultra LSP750 750-Watt Power Supply
and I have a 20 inch monitor but am planning on updating in the future.
I also plan on going the sli/xfire route in the future.
More aboutwhich with
I would drop the Hitachi hd and get a Seagate. I used to use western digital but every drive I have had go bad lately is out of warranty. My seagate is in route to being replaced as we speak. I love the 5 year warranty. If my western digitals had a 5 year warranty I would have 3 more getting replaced as well.
I'm not a fan of Ultra psus. If you plan to get a second video card then try to get a Corsair or PC Power and Cooling psu. Much much better quality and upgrade headroom.
I'd recommend 2 4770's or 4780's in crossfire, Or 2 9800's in SLI. Toms actually just had an article recently on the twin 4770's being the best bang for the buck @$200 for the pair. Either way in that price range if your board can support it your going to get better performance with SLI or Crossfire. I love my GTX260's in SLI!