So in the new video card price value rundown it is mentioned that Radeon 6870's in Crossfire or 470's in SLI outperform a single 580. So this information me slightly stuck I have both the 470 SLI and the 580 recommended to me (I am an Nvidia person). This does not help the me having a real firm grip on video cards. I am trying to build a Sandy Bridge gaming computer, budget about $2000, does this information mean ignore the Nvidia 500 series and get a pair of a pair of 470s? Which I will admit was the first thing someone recommended to me.
With sandy bridge .... you oughta be able to cut out about $215 with this MoBo / CPU / RAM / Cooler Swap and that savings should get you that 2nd GFX card & the extra case fan for a total system cost of about $2025
That is what I was thinking so if I get a single 580 the computer a better gaming machine longer because I can SLI later. And I am guessing since it is the most powerful card in the world right now even if I didn't SLI for quite a while it would still mean a bunch.