Just wondering, would it be better to get an SSD or a second 6970 for Crossfire mode? I know if I get either I will end up getting the second item later on, I just want to know what to get first.
Heres my system:
-RAM: 2* 8Gb (4gb*2) Kingston Hyper X:
-CPU: Intel i5 2500k
-Motherboard: Asus P8P67-V3 DDR3 Intel 1155pin Motherboard
-GPU: ATI Raedon 6970 2Gb
-Optical drives: Two LG black 22x dvd drive
-WLAN: D-Link PCI Wireless-N 300M
-Hard Drive: Two WD 3.5" Blue 1TB
-Kingston 128Gb SATA 2 drive OR an extra ATI Radeon 6970 for Crossfire
If your FPS is not good enough, get a second video card.
But... New stuff is coming out this fall, you might want to see that first
If your pc feels sluggish booting, doing maintenance, and level loads are slow, get a SSD.
But... I expect ssd prices to continue to decline, so you might wait.
If the funds are burning a hole in your pocket, get a second monitor.
This is my first solo build, and I want to have the best when I do build it. I know that I will get one of these but I am wondering whether it would be best to get the SSD first, or the 6970 first. Thanks for the reply tho.
The best is good for about three months; then something better shows up.
The 6970 is a very good card by itself. It should run anything well.
I suspect that you may not get that much benefit from a second card.
Benchmarks will look good, but many games are limited to 60fps.
If you find it does not have enough fps, then make a change later, that's easy.
On the other hand, it is easier to set up a SSD when you load windows initially.