Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Closed

Torn on what set-up to do.

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
Share
November 28, 2010 9:04:32 PM

Hello all,

I plan to build a gaming rig and I have chosen most of the parts already. However I am torn on what set up I plan to do for the video cards as this also effects on my decision on a PSU.

If I plan to only buy a single HD 5970 card and not crossfiring down the future, should I just go with a SLI/crossfire set-up such as 2x GTX 470's? I'm not sure if there is an article on here, as I cant find it in the search bar. Performance wise which would be better of the two options?

Thanks!

EDIT: Sorry about that I'm a dummie and should have read through the FAQ stickied at the top.

More about : torn set

Best solution

a b U Graphics card
November 28, 2010 9:12:15 PM

2x470s could outperform the 5970 by up to 70% in some games, and in some games the 5970 would outperform the 2x470 by up to 25%. See those conlusions:

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/video/display/geforce-...

I would recommend getting a 580 and SLi it in the future.
Share
November 28, 2010 9:22:40 PM

tigrc said:
2x470s could outperform the 5970 by up to 70% in some games, and in some games the 5970 would outperform the 2x470 by up to 25%. See those conlusions:

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/video/display/geforce-...

I would recommend getting a 580 and SLi it in the future.


What psu do you suggest, if In the future I do SLI 2x 580s ?
Score
0
Related resources
a b U Graphics card
November 28, 2010 9:25:40 PM

850W PSU should be ok. Do you plan on overcloking your PC?
Score
0
November 28, 2010 9:31:07 PM

I do, once I get more time to read up on more articles and exactly how to overclock, but I do plan on overclocking
Score
0
November 28, 2010 9:44:31 PM

Best answer selected by AllKindsOfTime.
Score
0
November 28, 2010 9:44:42 PM

Thanks so much for all your help!
Score
0
a b U Graphics card
November 28, 2010 9:48:32 PM

No problem at all! I'm glad I helped.
Score
0
a c 169 U Graphics card
November 29, 2010 5:29:45 AM

This topic has been closed by Maziar
Score
0
!