Hey, I want to upgrade from dual Radeon HD 5870s because I've had problems with crossfire drivers... I get artifacts and tearing from playing games in fullscreen for more than 15 minutes, including minecraft and terraria... the problem goes away when using a single card though, I don't want any dual-gpu cards just cause, and I don't have much of a preference of ATI or NVidia, whichever is faster for the price and has a good cooler on it. I am looking for (a) card(s) with an aftermarket cooler that is quiet, I won't be overclocking it so just reduced noise is nice, my budget is around 300-900
My current setup is
Case: HAF 932
Motherboard: Gigabyte 1155 udr
CPU: i5 2500k
Cooler: Coolermaster Hyper 212+
GPU: 2x Radeon HD 5870 (only running 1 for stability, having 2 bsod'd because of drivers)
PSU: OCZ ZX Gold Series 1250 watt
Monitor: Samsung SyncMaster XL2370 23" Max res. 1920x1080
So you wanna go SLI/CF or not?
maybe you wanna try the new GTX 670s, they are faster, cheaper, cooler and quieter than your current ones.
Which aftermarket cooler should I use with it? And sure i'll try SLI, is it worth it? I mean will I get a needed performance boost in today's games? Metro 2033 or whatever the most graphics intensive game there is out there