Buying pieces as they are on sale. Already have RAM, psu, HD's and using my NEC Multisync and calibrator from my previous system.
Waited around to see reviews of the gtx 560. Looks OK to me, but I don't know if there is any appreciable difference for my primary purpose - Photoshop, Lightroom and Premiere. Which of the 4 cards would be best? No SLI for now or foreseeable future.
Thanks. I noted the lower temps in the reviews and was leaning towards the gtx 560.
Checked your "Recommended Builds" in your sig and, with advice given by jaquith, you've got me considering that Workstation Build. That's not a bad price tag. I thought the cheapest workstation I could build would be a couple of grand at least.
Here's what Tom's hardware concluded after testing the GTX560.
Now, in the face of GeForce GTX 560 Ti, AMD says the Radeon HD 6950 1 GB will be priced at $259 and the Radeon HD 6870s are down to $219 (without the need for rebates, which we confirmed before this story went live). Whether or not those prices remain remains to be seen. Either way, my conclusion on the GTX 560 Ti doesn't change. It still doesn't present me with the overwhelming urge to upgrade. AMD's cards simply look better in comparison, based on their performance.
I checked newegg and the 6950 is indeed down to $259. Considering you can unlock it to a 6970, really makes the 6950 the sweet spot for fps per dollar.
I know this chart doesn't include the newly released 6950 1GB, but I wouldn't say it isn't a good price to performance card, as only a few cards beat it.