Here are the specs on the pc i'm building, need to know which card will be " THE ONE "
--intel i5 2500 sandy bridge 3.3ghz
--GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
--G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
--Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
putting it all into a azza hurrican 2000 case !
Was thinking about one of these two cards
EVGA 01G-P3-1373-AR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked EE 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
HIS IceQ X Turbo H695QNT2G2M Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
maybe do dual monitors down the road, most likely not. I'll be using it for all games, mostly nascar 2003 with all sorts of mods and IRACING ! crysis 2 and all the war games, want awesome FPS ! any suggestions are greatly appreciated
The HD6950 2gb is certainly the better card.
Why don't you give us a budget rather than just two cards to pick between? What resolution will you be using? You mentioned dual monitors but that isn't usually appropriate for gaming. Three monitors is however; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7_Jts9pf-o
how big of a difference gaming wise? graphics wise? with my other components will it be noticable big time?
The HD6950 2GB is approximately 40% faster than a reference GTX 460. The specific cards you are looking at do both have factory overclocks of a similar size but in general the 460 has more headroom/better scaling when it comes to an OC. As for a general recommendation a card in between the two you mention that may be a better value for the money is the GTX 560 Ti.
Also get the i5 2500K
Yeah, the i5-2500K can be overclocked and these processors can usually get up to 4.5 ghz pretty easily which is sweet.
It's actually quite safe at this point. Processors have built in safety features that prevent you from running them hotter than they can handle. There are plenty of guides online if you want to read up on it. It can seem a little complex but its really just a matter of changing a few settings in the BIOS as long as you aren't trying to push things to the absolute farthest they can go which can get tricky.