Hi guys, I'm working on building my first computer and I am stuck on which card to get. The HAWK is pretty expensive compared to the rest of the line but is considered the best(?) and the gtx 460 doesn't cost TOO much more.
GTX 460, particularly the 1GB version if you can afford it. Only get the HAWK if you plan on using eyefinity and are going to overclock the heck out of it. If you don't want to heavily overclock, then a cheaper 5770 would do
If gaming is the most intensive thing you do with computer(likely) you may want to consider getting an i5 and a better card rather than an i7 and a weaker one.
For example an i5 + a GTX 470 will be much better for gaming than an i7 + HD5770.
Actually I just early made a build for someone for $1000 that was nice. Let me see if I can find it.
That's $1020 shipped so to make it down to $900 you'll need to pare it down a bit; perhaps a GTX 460 instead or keep the GTX 470 and get a lesser case/psu/motherboard that isn't SLI maybe. If you need to fit the monitor in that budget then you should really be looking at a Phenom II system I think.
Thanks for the responses. I'm thinking about just spending the extra 50-80 dollars and invest towards a 460. The reason I set that budget is because I only have a month to scrounge up that money and get it built before FF14 comes out. I also plan to use the computer for programming and other intensive applications that revolve around the work I'll be getting into.
Ugh, there are so many 460's out there I need to start my research all over again lol.
What manufacturers/models should I be looking into? Or should I make a new thread regarding this? Also my power supply is an Antec 550w