i would like to assembel a new pc for gaming.currently i have a great gaming pc which has
1.intel i7-930 2.8ghz
2.asus striker 2 extreme motherboard
3.6gb ddr3 ram
4.4 tera hdd
5.geforce gtx-295 1gb
now what i want is a pc that has components other than the parts i have currently and also a good cooling system budget 1500$ thanking you all.
$350 ASUS ENGTX470/2DI/1280MD5 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Hard to pick the choice here. If ya spend more money (+350), you could get a 5970 but twin 470's in SLI has better min. frame rates than the 5970 in DX11 games (1920 x 1200, hi settings) by about 23% (17% for avg. frame rates) .... could add the 2nd card come XMas time.
Another option would be to get a 5850 and add a 2nd at Xmas....will save you $50 per card ($14%) but will also drop min. frame rates by about 19%. Each card is well priced for it's performance in the market so hard to find fault with any of those choices. This list below which provides the cost in "dollars per frame" (9 benches in DX11, 1920 x 1200 @ hi settings) might help ya choose.
ATI 5850 8.89
nVidia 470 9.08
nVidi 480 10.01
ATI 5870 10.08
ATI 5970 11.51