Hello people of the forums! I have recently decided to make a gaming computer. I have to learned a lot about all the parts you need except video cards. I want something thats powerful. The games I will be playing include: Skyrim, Portal 2, Assassins Creed 3, GTA IV, Counter-Strike, Battlefield 3, and Minecraft.
The big problem is whether I should get a Nvidia card or a AMD card. If I do decide on Nvidia should I SLI two 660 Ti's, get a 670 and eventually along the way get another one to SLI, or get a 680. If I decide on a AMD should I Crossfire two 7870's or get a 7950 and OC it. If I do OC do I need extra fans or something?
Any reply will help. BTW the most im willing to spend on the video card is $480.
I always say get the single fastest graphics card you can afford. Look at some benchmarks and see which card runs the best at the games you like. If I was in the market for a new graphics card right now, I would buy the 670 because it is almost as fast as a 680 which is almost as fast as a 7970 GHZ and its considerably cheaper (and would easily fit into your budget) and it uses CUDA, which speeds up my pro apps best. Here is a link http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...