Hey, guys. I'm looking into a new card for my build, but I'm having a really tough time deciding. My budget is, at the VERY most $300 (before rebates, hopefully). I typically use Newegg and scour Slickdeals for any coupons, but if I'm not satisfied, I'll just go to my favorite vendors in the industrial district. Just a little on my needs... I play games like Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Dead Space, Left 4 Dead, Team Fortress, Metro 2033, etc. Some of these games can be demanding and I'd really like to have a card that runs DX11 and, at minimum, 1GB VRAM (btw, my screen is a 1920x1080 24", so I need me some performance). I'm open to any manufacturer, and have been contemplating SLI/XFire (never done this before, but I'm interested).
I've heard good things about AMD's 5000/6000 line, and Nvidia's 400/500 line. I've looked into them and have a strong feeling I might get a card from those lines. I'm not sure about the 5770, as it's been around for a little bit, but it seems like a solid and affordable card. Any advice?
Take a look at cards from HD6850 (about half your budget) and up! What other hardware are you matching it with?
Yeah, I saw that card and it looked pretty promising. Interesting, I was just looking some benchmarks on that one!
Well, none of it is set in stone quite yet, but this is what I'm looking into:
i7 960 (might OC with the Noctua D14)
7200 RPM 1 or 1.5 TB HDD
3x4GB DDR3 @1333MHz
Haven't yet decided on the exact Mobo, but I'm looking into USB 3.0 mobos (yay!). Some are cheaper than I expected, too. Anyway, that's the gist of it. Thanks for the advice, btw. I think that card has held my gaze for a while, heh.