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Help! Which Graphics card for new rig?

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August 28, 2009 6:57:39 PM

I just built a new gaming rig and i have been going crazy over what gpu to put in it. I cant decide whether to go with a ati or nvidia card; crossfire or not, there are a couple of cards that i am looking at. gtx 260oc, gtx 275, hd4890, 2 hd4770 crossfire. price range from $110 to $245. I play a couple of games fsx, hawx, moh, crysis. Can anyone help me decide? do i need crossfire or do these games play better on singel gpu.

amd 720be @3.6
foxconn am3 motherboard 790gx with crossfire support not sli
2 wd black 640gig raid 0
zalmen cooler
g skill 8 gig ddr3 @ 1066


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August 28, 2009 7:59:09 PM

WHAT is your PSU? (Exact specs, please).
WHAT is your monitor resolution?
WHAT is your budget?
WHAT are your gaming uses? Do you game a lot? If so look at a faster card, if not then something cheaper will do the job and save some hard earned cash.
WHAT is the maximum airspeed velocity of an unladen Swallow?
August 28, 2009 8:23:02 PM

Psu is cosair 650w
monitor is 24" full hd 1920 x 1080
buget under $250
I do game alot mostly fsx and hawx
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August 28, 2009 8:32:36 PM

Well, the dual 4770's would spank everything else you've listed here, though i've always been more fond of a single more powerful card.

I think comparatively the GTX260's are over priced and they need to come down to match their ATI counterparts.

2x 4770 > GTX275 > ATI 4890 > GTX260
August 28, 2009 9:07:22 PM

I also would rather a faster single gpu.
so i am thinking of the gtx275 or 285 but the 4890 has such a great price point right now $199
I am mostly going to be playing fsx the most, and ive heard that nvidia cards are better for fsx!