PARTS PREFERENCES: somehow i'm leaning towards Nvidia cards but i'm open to ATI ofcourse
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200
i'm currently very intressted in the Nvidia GTX 570's but theres a wide range of types on that card alone, and the brand too
somehow i wanna stick to Asus because i have a Asus motherboard, but i heard great stuff about EVGA too so i'm open to that brand aswell, or any other for that matter... i'm looking for performance, durability, all that nice stuff.
My budget on this card would be around 300-450ish euro's (392.82 U.S. dollars - 589.23 U.S. dollars ) or (250 - 375 British pounds)
Also i'm still a bit sceptical about the whole SLI setup... some say it rocks, others say its risky and will fry your card(s)
so my question about SLI would 2 x GTX 560 perform better then 1 GTX 570?
would 2x GTX 570 perform better then 1 GTX 580?
i also saw different memory sizes on different graphics cards such as 1gb 1280mb 1530mb, etc
i read a review stating some gtx 570 with 1280mb performs better then a gtx with 2560mb
so this is why i'm very confused about purchasing a graphics card
Well the only reason i see you need 2560mb of ram is if your going to be running multiple high resolution monitors. the 1280mb is plenty enough for 1080. and if your gonna SLI. your video ram would be 2560mb. SO unless you have a need for the extra video ram. the cheaper 1280 is a better choice. EVGA is a good brand. If you prefer the look of dual exhaust then EVGA's card would be the best. If you want a dual fan video card. I have Direct CUII GTX 560 ti's in a SLI and my temps are so good i don't feel the need to monitor anymore. I may get a kepler card when the mid ranged are released. Kepler will be out in 2 months earliest tho. So SLI 560 ti's are gonna hold me over hopefully
Edit: I just saw the price of SOC GTX570 :S from the sites you linked. Its way overpriced. 400euro oO? Nevermind, forget this. If you want more performance from factory o/c GIGABYTE Super Overclock Series GV-N570SO-13I (Core Clock 845MHz which performs almost like a GTX580) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Both have the same price from newegg at $369.