Hi all! im hoping someone can point me in the right direction in selecting the best GPU... that is of course you agree ive got the right basis down... lol
being the first comp i am attemping to build, and with my lack of knowledge in computers i want to have something that is upto date in tech, to run Windows 7, comfortably capable to act as a complete home entertainment Sys, and great in gaming and wont fade out too quickly, i've been poking around and decided i would build it on the following
MB: gigabyte X58A-UD7
CPU: intel core i7 LGA 1366 or the 6 core Gulftown
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaw 4GB DDR3 1600MHz
i was thinking maybe the ATI HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 Edition
or even go all out with the 5970?
the motherboard has 4 PCIE slots, so would it be better to go dual GPU rather than one big mutha?
I think another spec you should put up there is the monitor and resolution you will be using in this rig. If you choose a 22" at 1680x1050 then I doubt you will notice any difference between the two cards for the next year or maybe even more. From what I hear, the 5770 is great for gaming at 1680x1050, the 5830 is at 1920x1200, and the 5850/5870 is for 2560x1600.
In my opinion, I would choose a card that you feel will get you by with your gaming needs for 12-18 months at the lowest price point and plan on upgrading it on a somewhat standard schedule. If you can buy a 5830 now for 230 instead of a 5970 for 650, then you can use that money later when prices drop, the 5 series is being replaced with the 6 so you can do crossfire for cheap, or have a good excuse to jump to the 6 series without having that voice in the back of your head saying your video card is still great and it still has too much performance life left in it for you to get a new card (of course that is just me, I can't stay out of my case for longer than four months I am always tweaking something)