Hi to you all, just wanting a bit of advice on a new card. I've mentioned my spec below and am toying with a GTX560ti, however my knowledge of cards is limited so if someone had a good idea on maybe crossfire with two cheaper cards I would consider it. Also, My 8800GT is still working fine, so could I keep it for physx or not bother if I get two cards? I'll be keeping my 8800GT so I could use it if necessary.....
I'm looking for good performance, I generally play ARMA2 and use the PC to stream Movies from my Freenas Server. Loudness isn't an issue really as I have many appliances running where the PC is, however would like to have good cooling and would consider changing stock coolers. (I had a fan issue with my 8800GT so changed it to a THERMALRIGHT HR-03 GT Which is great, runs very cool....I would even consider reusing it on another card if possible.
So happy for suggestions, Let me know what you think...
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: In the next 30 days
USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: (Media Centre and Gaming (Arma2)
CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: (8800GT with a Thermaltake Toughpower 700W)
OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: (Asus P6T SE MB with 6GB Corsair Dominator Triple channel DDR3)
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: (Any UK Based companies, ie Novatek Ebuyer Amazon
PARTS PREFERENCES: (Crossfire a possibility as my MB is crossfire compatable)
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe, or crossfire
MONITOR RESOLUTION: I'm using a 32" HD TV, so I change resolutions for different gaming needs (I never know which res. is best anyway...)
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Good cooling is probably the most important thing.
Thanks for the reply... I have decided on a GTX560ti. Im also going to try and reuse my 8800GT for physx. I'm hoping this will work. Some threads have said that the 8800GT isn't strong enough for a second physx card, any opinions?