USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: My main focus right now is Borderlands 2, and the main reason I made this post, because I've tried using the physx feature with my ATI card, but it just slows the game down too much. I've read I would need an nvidia card. Besides borderlands 2, I do plan on buying more games in the future.
CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: Radeon HD 7770 and COOLER MASTER, Silent Pro M 850W PSU
OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 CPU @ 3.10 GHz, MoBo: ASUS, P8Z77-V LK, LGA1155, Intel® Z77, DDR3-2400 MoBo, RAM: 8G Crucial Ballistix Sport PC3-12800 DDR3.
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: I prefer newegg.com, I live in New Jersey.
PARTS PREFERENCES: I don't mind ATI cards, but obviously it seems I'm going to need nvidia for the feature I want.
OVERCLOCKING: I don't know much about overclocking.
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I'm not even sure if this is exactly what I need, but in case it is, I figured I'd lay out all my info, so there it is. Thanks in advance.
Nvidia isn't the only game in town and you can have the best of both worlds if you decided to use two cards. A 7870 or a 7950 along with a cheap 8800/9800gt for dedicated physx then you won't have to worry about hardware related issues. On some GTX6xx series cards there are problems with stability in both 2D and 3D uses and not to leave out the coil squeal issue that does drive some users nuts.
Avoid XFX and HIS for AMD cards, as for Nvidia avoid EVGA. Asus and MSI makes the best gtx6xx series cards.
You're just trolling a bunch of nonsense. Your make tons of wild claims that you don't back up with anything because they're nonsensical. XFX and EVGA are two of the most well known and respected brands. Every company will have a small number of cases where a consumer has a bad experience with them, that's normal. You're barking up the wrong tree(s) if you're trying to call a company out for systematic quality issues.
And there's just as many random stability problems with Radeon cards as Nvidia's... so I have no idea what you're talking about there. Just do a search through these forums for "AMD Driver crashed" and I guarantee you'll get just as many results as for "Nvidia driver crashed".
OK rich kid just go buy his cards for him and be done with this thread but don't say that I didn't warn you when he comes back complaining of hearing noises only to have a bsod. I also will make a point that by now you have not shown any sort of knowledge in electrical engineering and theory. If you knew anything you would have understood what I was talking about the inductors on these cards have short life spans and how they degrade over time but good luck. Middle and upper class people such as your selves have much bigger bank accounts than common sense.