Hi I'm going to be building a gaming pc in the near future and i don't know which card to choose. I would like to be able to play all the new games on medium to high settings for a couple years. Any suggestions?
SLI or CrossfireX?
Other parts in the build:
Cooler master hyper 212 evo
Corsair Vengeance CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10 (might in future upgrade and buy second set and have 32gb)
cooler master Haf 912
Ocz vertex 4 64gb ssd X2 in raid 0
So you should have a look at the stickied thread at the top of this forum about hot to ask about a new card, as there is a lot of information here that people will need to see to help youi make a choice. Also 16gb ram is more than enough
Playing BF3 maxxed out, with photoshop and 20 tabs open, I don't cap out with 8GB of RAM... that'll be MORE than enough.
I would recommend just getting a single, larger SSD, rather than a RAID setup. SSDs are faster if they're less than half full, which is easier to manage with one drive. You're also likely going to want more storage than just the SSDs, and a 128GB SSD will give you the budget for a 500GB hard drive.
That being said, I'd go with the 670 or the 7950, provided you overclock. (My single 670 runs nearly every game at 1080p and 120fps.) If you don't overclock, break the budget a little and get a 7970 GHz edition.