Hey i am recently going to purchase a new computer and was wondering about which graphics cards i should use. I was debating between the ati 5970 or possibly the nvidia 480. I've done research and both have their pros and cons, so i just wanted another opinion. Also is there is any other advice on a different card let me know.
5970 - $600ish, very powerful
GTX 480 - $450-500, tiny bit less powerful than 5970
5870 - $400ish, slightly less powerful than the 480
Dual Cards, if your motherboard supports it:
two GTX 460 1gb in sli - $430ish, significantly more powerful than 5970 or 480.
two GTX 470 in sli - $550-600, significantly more powerful than dual 460 1gb
it's actually a 1000w Extreme Gaming Series psu, also i have a monitor that is about three almost four years old and was woundering if i upgraded to these cards should i get a new monitor or will i be fine?? the monitor is a samsung syncmaster 206bw