Hello, I am building a new rig. Biggest concern is gaming. But I do a decent amount of design using Adobe CS. My desk space is limited and I run 2 19inch (fairly old) flat screens. I am buying a i7 930, and would like some advice on what graphics card to pair with it. Priorities are: 1) Future proof: I can run games for 5 years. 2) Value.
I will not be overclocking or tweaking with settings much. My motherboard suppors xfire/SLI, but it seems like this is pretty poor return on investment. I am not a geek that needs 200+ FPS on games.
Also, I have a gift card I'm looking to spend at Amazon. No Love for ATI vs nVidia, but I have had a faithfull nVidia that has never let me down over the last 8 years.
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What's your budget? An HD5850 will max everything at your resolution.
HD 5770 for price, performance and low power consumption.