Trying to decide which config is gonna be the best here, i havent decided on a mobo yet, cuz i want ivy bridge support available, but I was wondering whats gonna give me the most bang, ill be running 16 GB 1600mhz ram, and the i5-2500k or i7-2600k. And i'd like to know whats better, 3 560 ti's, 3570's, or 2 gtx 580 3gb. any help on the config and mobo to go with it would be amazing, thanks.
what resolution will you be playing at? 1920x1080? unless your going to be running higher resolution than that or multiple monitors, you wont be needing more than a single gtx580. if your playing high resolution or multiple monitors then make sure you get a card(s) with 1.5gb vram or more. I'd go for dual gtx580's from those options due to larger vram and better sli scaling, compatability and stability for dual cards vs 3 cards. Some games dont scale well with multiple cards so having a b3eefy single card like the gtx580 will help a lot there.
I agree with the sli 580's call. You'll do better with the lower power requirements and just the generally less problematic setup. Performance wise it might be a bit down from the tri sli but it'll be a boss of a system regardless. Good luck!
i think i'll be going 1920 x 1080 or 1200 w/e it was, planning on going with a
SAMSUNG S24A350H ToC Rose Black 24" Full HD HDMI LED BackLight LCD Monitor,
best i know of with a 300$ range @ 34", any1 got a suggestion? also if i run the dual gtx 580 which was what i figured, what mobo u guys recommend? OC'ing and ivy bridge support for upgrades
Which monitor setup are you going to play in? 1080p? 2500x1600? 3 Monitors? 1 Monitors?
If you are using 1 monitor at 1080p/2500x1600 Single 580 will be enough.
If you are planning to use 3 monitors 1080p/2500x1600, 580 SLI.
at the moment 1 monitor, in march ill be goin to 3 hopefully ^^, dunno bout resolution tho.
You might go on 580 SLI.
As for motherboard, I search in internet that any newer sandy bridge compatible motherboard (Socket LGA 1155) works with ivy bridge, but with BIOS update using a sandy bridge Motherboard. Here is a good sandy bridge motherboard Socket LGA 1155: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... At $165
never went with Gigabyte, was just lookin at Asus/Asrock, i was mainly lookin at
ASUS P8Z68 DELUXE/GEN3 LGA 1155
ASRock Z68 PROFESSIONAL GEN3 LGA 1155
ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155
ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z LGA 1155
I was gonna go with the maximus IV but i read it doesnt support ivy bridge, which surprised me giving the price of the board. So now im on the fence about which to get. Needs to be able to OC well, and support RAID well. My knowledge of Mobo's these days is sliiiiiiimmmm