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Anonymous
September 15, 2010 8:39:49 PM

Hi im getting a new PC.
My motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD9
CPU: i7 980x
Monitor 3x FULL HD LG 24"
RAM: 24GB DDR3 RAM
PSU: ThermalTake W0171 1500W
3x 2TB Green Caviar HDD

Thanks
-Alex

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Anonymous
September 15, 2010 8:40:29 PM

BTW i want the best one that is possible to have :) 
a c 400 Î Nvidia
September 15, 2010 10:17:39 PM

Your options for the best single card are:

Geforce GTX480: better DirectX11 performance, PhysX, and 3D Vision. The new MSI GTX480 Lightning with the Twin Frozr III cooler is likely the best Nvidia card.
http://www.brightsideofnews.com/news/2010/9/14/n480gtx-...

ATI 5970: dual GPU's on a single card, so slightly faster than the GTX480, but lacks the above enhancements. (edit: not always faster, depends on the game.)

If you are looking at SLI or Crossfire, then that opens up some other options. If you are willing to wait a couple months, newer generation cards should be released.

I have the Asus GTX480, and I am very happy.
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a b Î Nvidia
September 15, 2010 10:49:13 PM

The XFX 5970 Black Edition with 4GB and eyefinity 6

XFX HD-597X-ENFN $1,199.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or the ASUS ARES

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Which is similar and has a better cooler but is limited to eyefinity 3. Two such cards would provide the best performance, but of course if you don't want to pay that much you can go with a regular 5970 or two :D . For the best single GPU card the GTX 480 cards are the way to go.

By the way go with WD Black Drives instead of Green. The Blacks are much faster.
a b Î Nvidia
September 15, 2010 11:01:03 PM

So are you building this computer yourself ? You say , your getting. What are you building this rig for, a special purpose. Those are some expensive high end components ? I'm just curious. High end companies like Alienware offer these options.
http://configure.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?s_tnt=2...
Anonymous
September 16, 2010 1:49:07 PM

notty22 said:
So are you building this computer yourself ? You say , your getting. What are you building this rig for, a special purpose. Those are some expensive high end components ? I'm just curious. High end companies like Alienware offer these options.
http://configure.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?s_tnt=2...

Yes im am building it my self, i am an movie effects specialist.
I use very many programs at the same time, even while playing games like crysis dirt 2 and other games.

I normally have these programs running:

Adobe After Effects CS5
Adobe Photoshop CS4
3D's Max
and many more DEMANDING programs.

Most of the time while theese programs are running, i am rendering.. thats why i have 24gb of ram.
and i mostly run 2-4 of each programs at the same time.

a c 400 Î Nvidia
September 16, 2010 7:55:01 PM

Since you posted in the Nvidia section, I have another contender for best Nvidia graphics card (if you live in Europe), the POV GTX480 Ultra Charged with an Arctic Cooling heatsink seems to be clocked a little bit faster than the MSI GTX480 Lightning:
http://www.guru3d.com/news/pov-geforce-gtx-480-ultra-ch...
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