Well, I would do that but I'm one of those people known as a "simmer" meaning I mainly play and make videos in a game called Flight Simulator X. This game can only use 1 video card. Otherwise I would have definantly bought 2 GTX 460's.
ok then, bye bye matrix. i know for a fact that the nvidia cards better handle tessilation and fsx is all about tessilation... so i might buy the 470 unless there's another reason why i should buy the 5870...
The card witch @Timop recomended above is good if you plan to overclock ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ). It overclocks really well and runs cool. But it is a little more expensive then the reference card. The advantage over the zotac model it is the 2 slots design , but might be slightly longer.
If you only want 1 card, you might want to be able to overclock as well, no?
Well keep the MSI one out because those coolers bend the card and i don't like the overall design... as for the galaxy card, it looks like it would be acceptable but will it keep cool? I would really like to buy the AMP! edition but it's an extra $30-$50, and i need that for RAM....
UPDATE: Probably going to go towards the Galaxy card for a couble of reasons.
1. The 2 power supply connectors are on the side of the card and not the top, this will make it easier not to twist and tangle the 2 cords and make for better cable management.
2. The removable fan makes it easier to clean dust and keep it cool. Plus the aftermarket cooler makes it non-reference design while being able to still keep under low temps.
3. The overall design looks like this thing could survive a nuclear bomb, also not to mention my PCI-e 2.0 slots on my mobo are grey so this could look fairly nice in terms of my general color layout.
QUESTION: With the EVGA X58 FTW3 Motherboard, Intel I7 930, and Galaxy GTX 470, also with a OCZ Modxtreme 700w psu, should i buy the black edition NZXT Phantom or the White edition? In terms of colors...