After some helpful advice from this forum I've settled on my new build except for what GFX card(s) to power it.
Because I've decided to go with a 27" Dell monitor outputting 2560x1440 - I want to make sure I have enough oomph to play the latest games at native res.
SO can anyone here help me decide? I'm looking for good solid performance but don't to go too crazy on price.
Currently I'm thinking:
2x 6870s in crossfire ($520 AUD) -- this very website recommends it as great bang for buck
1x GTX580 ($620 AUD) -- pros in that I don't have to SLI, but expensive and from what Ive read, not as good performance as the 2x 6870s
1x 6970 ($439) AUD -- to save money... could I get away with this and still run games at 2560x1440??
Should I go the crossfire route? Or shell out for a better single card?
MB: Asus P8P67 PRO
CPU: INTEL i7 2600K
RAM: Corsair Dominator 8GB (2x XMS3 4GB) PC3-12800 (1600MHz)
PSU: Corsair HX650W/ 750W **undecided!**
CPU cooler: CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Plus
SSD: A-Data S599 128GB
HDD: WD Caviar Black 2TB 7200rpm
OS: Win 7 Home Premium 64bit... 100 MSY
Monitor: Dell Ultrasharp U2711
Look into waiting for the 6950 1gb it should be cheaper and prove to be just as good as the 6950 2gb. In CF they should be pretty much the same perf as the 6950 2gb in CF. So maybe wait for those cards to come out.