Graphics help for an Intel Core i7-3960X E Sandy Bridge build
i was reading through several other threads and trying to wade through the debates and found this to be the most practical way to start this thread.
Based on this criteria please help with card selection (i borrowed this list from another thread and added a couple):
1. Graphics quality options 2. Drivers 3. Unique technologies 4. Power/performance 5. Price/performance (price not necessarily important until we hit diminishing returns) 6. Noise 7. Performance match with the games that one actually intends to play (BF3? Skyrim? Max Payne 3? Aliens vs. Predator? Metro 2033? Etc.)... i'm not sure which one(s) 8. Performs with apps like Steam etc... (unless implied in # 7) 9. Performs with Adobe Master Suites CS5.x and CS6.x (video rendering and photo editing)
Approximate Purchase Date: 05-18-2012
Budget Range: unlimited on graphics configuration
System Usage from Most to Least Important: runs most anything @ high res and extremely fast
Parts Not Required: everything but graphics (unless you want to comment on the 2 boards i am considering in wish list)
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg
Parts Preferences: brand not an issue (whoever offers best configuration)
SLI or Crossfire: Yes - (dual for original build expandable to quad) - this is my first mufti-GPU build - (which One is best for criteria?) would like to have the latest chipset of either
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 (3 to 4 monitors)
Additional Comments: there are 2 mobos in the wish list build and i have not decided which one to use yet, but i believe either one is capable of driving a dual board configuration of either technology... i am not sure what games i will be playing... i have read through some Adobe threads and they seem to favor GTX for one reason or another...