I'm thinking of rebuilding my pc for some upcoming games and am a bit divided on video card selection.
Right now my system is just an ECS and phenom 9500 I got from frys few years back and a 8800gt video card and 4gb of OCZ ram.
Now I'm just playing WoW and my system cant run it without lagging.
I'm looking to make a setup for Starcraft 2 and Star Wars the old republic and Diablo 3 in the future. I know there is no system requirements for sw and d3 yet but just judging by graphics.
I've been contemplating getting a 955 black edition with some g.skill ram and am still undecided on which motherboard I will get. Do you think a 5770 would be enough to run these games or should I just pony up and get a 5850 or gtx470? I've been watching ebay for any deals too appealing to pass up but I dont know if I trust it enough so newegg is most likely where I'll buy. I'm kinda a tightwad when spending money heh.
My monitor is a samsung 22inch with 1680x1050 res and I dont plan to buy a new one until this one quits on me.
It came with a side fan but i dont think it's rpm is set very high, not sure how to change it and there's an option for a front fan but it's slim and almost no front grill for air so it might not even be very efficient. I was just worried that if I went with a 5770 and needed a second to handle with low fps my mid-tower might get too warm. A bit of a price difference from the 5770 to the 5850 but if I did 2 5770's I wouldn't buy both at the same time, 1 now and 1 later on in the year. I hear crossfiring can be a bit of a head ache sometimes though