Now how would this computer fair with recent high end games? Would it be able to run Crysis 2, Witcher 2 etc maxed out without any lag?
I'm also not entirely sure about the graphics card, I'm still deciding on
GIGABYTE GV-N570OC-13I GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
MSI R6970 Lightning Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
XFX HD-697A-CNDC Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
MSI N570GTX Twin Frozr II OC GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
My budget for the graphics card is 300-400 not crossfire or SLI since my motherboard doesnt support 2 x 16 ports but later on I'll crossfire/Sli them
Since I'm looking to play high end games of today and the future at the max settings, which graphics card would you chose? Also if none of the ones I linked above are good enough my budget is 300-400 so let me know if there are other cards that are better
I wouldn't spend top dollar for any graphics card. They get replaced so rapidly by new stuff and lose value quickly. An xfx 5770 was only $75 after rebate yesterday at newegg.com. It would run your games without any lagtime.
With a budget of $850 more I'd build a Sandy Bridge based system.
MoBo has only a 1 year warranty; industry standard = 3 years.
PSU bit oversized and CM is not where I'd invest my money
RAM can match those ram specs for $75
GFX - The 560 shaves off a lot of money with just a small drop in performance. Factory OC'd versions w/ better coolers can easily hit 1000MHz
Cooler - The Corsair H series get toasted by the Antec 620.....however these self contained water units have problems with x16 x16 boards if you change ya mind and go that way .... the radiator hits the GFX card in PCI-E slot No. 1
Guru3D uses the following games in their test suite, COD-MW, Bad Company 2, Dirt 2, Far Cry 2, Metro 2033, Dawn of Discovery, Crysis Warhead. Total fps (summing fps in each game @ 1920 x 1200) for the various options in parenthesis (single card / SL or CF) are tabulated below along with their cost in dollars per frame single card - CF or SLI:
its not so much about it being better arsenal the thuban is a good cpu and so is the i5 2600k they are on a "simmilar" performance level and price .
There is a little compatibility problem with SLI and those motherboards, If you want to use that graphics card in SLI you will have to go down the intel route ,hence why people are suggesting Intel cpus.
I would wait a couple of weeks before building your rig. AMD is about to release its new line of processors, and just released the chipset for it. I imagine (if they want to keep competitive with Intel) the processors will be much faster than its current lineup.
the i5 2500k (not i5 2600 as stated by synthiside) blows away amd's lineup. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/146?vs=288
In gaming, the i5 has 50-80 % higher fps across the board! That is annihilation..
The gtx 570 would play crysis 2 on the highest settings at around 35 fps on 1920x1200 res according to anandtechs testing.. but 2 of them would do it easily. With an i5 2500k that is.. the amd processor will bottleneck the sli 570s. 2 gtx 560ti's will do the job too, but the differences will be found out in the future.. as said by jacknaylor.. however he also quoted the price of the gtx 560ti as being $220.. which it is.. after rebate. He quoted $330 as the price of the gtx 570.. before rebates. The gtx 570 can be found for $290 after rebate, and for $315 for a superclocked evga version after rebate. Furthermore, the fps comparisons are of an overclocked gtx 560 ti compared to a stock gtx 570. Thats like comparing a car with NOS to a car without NOS. The gtx 570 is a much stronger card.. even a highly overclocked version of it doesn't beat the gtx 570.. and if you want to compare the overclocked versions of each, the gtx 570 is still far ahead.. let alone at stock levels. The significance is, that you can't overclock the factory overclocked gtx 560ti as much as a stock gtx 570, so its not comparing apples with apples. Furthermore, the price difference is only $70, not $110 after rebates. That makes both cards good choices, and its up to you to decide... but id be giving you the actual, unbiased prices and data..apples to apples; not comparing an oc'd gtx 560ti and quoting the price after rebates to a stock gtx 570 without including its rebates! http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/330?vs=306
gtx 560 ti vs gtx 570. Summary of the results is that the gtx 570 gives around 18% more performance for $70 more. Considering that the gpu is the major determiner of performance.. thats a total of about 7-8% extra on your budget of $850, giving almost 20% more performance. $70 to get 18% more fps. Considering you are spending around $800-1000, this may be very favourable in terms of a percentage increase in cost vs percentage increase in performance. You'd get a ratio of around 2% increase in perf. compared to 1% increase in cost