im thinking of getting a cyberpower desktop
whats a good pair of cards to get without breaking the bank?
i wanna run shooter games maxed out at say 1600x1200.
im looking at 2x 6850's.or should i get 1 powerful card.thx
for the help guys.
It's always better to get a single, more powerful card initially so you leave yourself open for upgrades in the future. You'll be saving on noise and power consumption as well. HD6950 or 560Ti are both absolutely great cards at the price point.
We can help you put a better, cheaper build together.
But if it must be Cyberpower, if you can stretch for 2x6950, go ahead and do crossfire. If not, get a single 6970. 2x6850 is probably similar in performance (maybe a little better) than a 6970, but if prices and performance are similar, single card is always the better option.
But there's a rumor AMD is releasing their 7xxx series cards (at least some of them) before the end of the year, so it might not be a bad idea to wait.
If you don't want to take the time and learn to put together your own rig (nothing wrong with that), then I wouldn't recommend messing with a dual card setup. It can be a nuisance and unless you like messing with it to get it to work right regularly, you will probably be happier with one decent card that works all the time.