Ok So, Today I was like You know what im going to spend my life earnings (jk ) Let cut the Chi Chat. I have a buget of 1100$ No more No less. Im Bulding my Gaming Rig (wooo! ) But I hit a Wall really hard and cant get up.
Here is what I getting. (price and everything)
Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case 89$
OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire 79$
2x (so 8gb) G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 99$
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus 29$
ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s 219$
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4GHz Socket AM3 199$ Both Of these are a combo so 364$ for Both.
Total +Shipping: 682.26$
Now Comes the question for the GPUS.
(Looking for Best FPS)
A) AMD 6870 274.99$-239.99$
B) AMD 5870 (2GB Edition) 369.99$
C) 2x AMD 6850 379.99$ (Both)
D) (Don't Mind this one Ignore the Fact that i have a CF only Mobo) 2x SLI GTX 460 339.99$
What Do You Guys Think? Over All
All Facts (data/Charts) and Opinions (Owned Products) are Welcome Let me know!!!
Out of those options, two GTX460's in SLI will easily be the fastest and most stable, particularly if you go for custom models with nice cooling and factory overclocks (Gigabyte Superoverclock, MSI Hawk Talon Attack, ECS Black).
Yep, 2x gtx460 should be the best option according to that prices. Although the 5870 2g version looks good too.
The 6xxx series of ATI does a better job at crosfire than 5xxx does. But the current 2 cards of 6xxx performs worse than 5xxx.
If you do wait, prices of series 5xxx of ATI will drop, but yeah, if you don't have a 5870 as of yet, doing crosfire with that in the future will be stupid.
yeah it is only crossfire but i was just wondering that why i put it as an option cant leave nVidia out but that sounds good so so far this is what im grasping (this is my first build btw)
2x GTX 460 Sounds Amazing
1x 2GB HD AMD 5870 Pretty Good
and 2x HD AMD 6850 Great
One Last Question If you where aim for the best FPS and Rating What would you choose? Using this Build Of Course. (sorry for so many question i just want to get hte best and make sure i dont look back )
"Compared to the GTX 460 OC 1GB SLI setup it’s a tough call. With similar pricing between the two, deciding which setup you would prefer to have might be a little tough, especially if you’re with a board that supports SLI. On the other hand, if you’re running an AMD rig or something that only supports CF, then the decision is easy. What you would be best to do is just go through the graphs and start breaking the games down and really let the games you play make the decision."
2x 6850s. Faster than GTX 460s, and have similar dual card scaling, which is excellent. They also run far cooler and use much less power.
You could also get a single GTX 480. I have one and I don't have any problems running most games maxed. I'm not sure if this would be my decision, but many people seem to prefer a powerful single card over two lower cards.
Another thing is, could I possibly persuade you to go the Intel route? I see that you seem to have a penchant for high end motherboards, and I can't fault you there as I do too. However, with money getting increasingly tight these past couple of years, I had to go on a budget.
All told, your looking at a little bit less, so you could go a little higher on the motherboard, but I can attest to that motherboard's proficiency. I admit it lacks USB 3.0 and eSATA, but if thats not too important to you then its a great board. I can easily get 4.0 GHz+ at high voltage (my i5 750 is a sh-t OC'r) out of this board, and I've seen people get 5 GHZ+ LN2 runs with it. Also, it has great PCIe spacing, so you have a slot inbetween your dual slot GPUs. I have had absolutely zero problems with it, and I'm quite happy with it.
Going this route will allow you to get nVidia if you wanted. You could go the GTX 480 route and get a bigger PSU and another one down the road. Or you could possibly squeeze in two GTX 470s with a better PSU, which is a far superior system than your current options.
Dang I really Wish There was a way to give all of you The choice for Best Answer
I think im going to stick with AMD and ATI due to the fact that Seeing the prices of i7 and Intel Mobo Makes my Budget pass 1100$
I may go with the single gpu (2GB 5870) like AMW1011 Stated some people Pref a 1 sginle mrore powerful GPU my Choice isnt Final Yet, And no to be a bother some but What do you ithink? lol man im sorry for asking for many questions.
Well the i7s are completely overpriced in my opinion, but the i5 750 is pretty well priced. It will be slightly faster than the Phenom, and will, more importantly, give you the option of any dual card setup form either GPU maker down the road. It also costs about the same as the Phenom build.
Either way, I would not get the 5870 2GB. I had just assumed someone mentioned it, but the extra memory really doesn't help the 5870, especially at your resolution. You would be much better off with a cheap GTX 480 really. If you want to go with ATI, then you should either wait for the 69xx series, or get 2 6850s.
For the record, I would just try to budget in two 6870s, but that is just me.
I'm just wondering about the GTX460 SE versions. Those are really the budget, low-end versions of the GTX460. They even have a lower performance level than the GTX460 768mb. I'm sure two of them in SLI will give very good performance, but I just wanted to make sure you realized that the SE version is at the low-end of the GTX460's.
I'll do you one better. How about 2 Radeon HD 4870s for $180? http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
That will put you in the range of the 5870 for less than $200 and your PSU will handle it just fine. It's actually $240 before rebate but I just got my rebate back from XFX as promised. The double-lifetime warranty doesn't hurt either.
DX11 is not even close to being a real concern yet and there are no "superior" DX11 cards in comparison to the 4870 short of getting a 5850. The 4870 has slightly better performance than the 5770 which cannot tessellate properly anyway because no card in ATi's lineup weaker than the 5850 can. I'd get the two cards, save the difference and upgrade again when DX11 is actually relevant. Until then, all you'll have is powerhouse gaming which is what you're looking for anyway.
No point on downgrading to a older version of ATI cards. If someone should be willing to do that, it would be better off going for nvidia gtx4xx SLI setup, because clearly, power and heat are not a concern.
Ati hd 4xxx series was good, but if you contrast them with 5xxx and 6xxx they don't have any place in the picture, not even money can win against the 2 last series of ATI.
So as we all have recomended, either SLI gtx 460 or Crossfire hd 6850. the gtx will be more antialiasing friendly, the hd will be more power friendly, but both scale very nicely.