I filled all in like instructed and hope someone will give me decision making advice
I always get advice like buy model x,then someone says but z is 5% beter for 20USD more,then model y is 20% better for 50USD more but if you are stretching,make it worth and so on. I'll end up buying gtx680 which I really don't need.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Next 3 weeks
USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming - GuildWars 2 / 2 monitor setup, occasionally other games, watching movies (PC to Samsung led tv)
CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY:
800W modular Corsair
no current GPU, my 560ti gtx msi hawk broke down on me
OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS:
-i5 2500K with H100i @ 4.5 GHz
-ASrock Pro3M z68 (looking to upgrade this too,crap board,so many problems since day 1)
-120GB SSD sata3 MachXtreme
-Corsair C70 Venegance case with push pull x2 in front(Noctua and red coolermaster fan for looks), Noctua in the back, Considering to put 2 more on the side.
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS:
Nothing, I'm from Croatia and stuff is expensive here
I'm not a fanboy, I want best for me,and only thing I will never buy again is Gainward
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes - in future
-1920x1200 - On gaming monitor
- also have other 1600x1440 screen that I use for corsair link /afterburner/ winamp/ browsing while gaming
- I like my cards to be cool,so I suspect on better cooling model
- I like PC's,always liked building but I will buy bang for the buck before some kick a** model I don't really need
-I want to max GW2 performance,and I think that's more CPU dependent than GPU
-I always like my GPU tu be longer,don't know why,and this is irrelevant
-Based on this decision I will upgrade my MB also
-Since I have i5 2500K I would like to make it more future proof, and since I have warranty on both MB and GPU, I hoped to stay within the budget,and just as an orientation when I bought GTX 560 Ti( 9th June 2011) it was around 350$ here,and value of that card in that time on other parts of world is kind of my budget
To be honest, I looked at 7850 only so far,ASUS model with DCU2 cooling.
I'm wondering if this is actually an upgrade or sidegrade or maybe even downgrade from some perspective.
So,I'm all yours for advices.
7850 wouldn't really be an upgrade from your current card, so I can't recommend it.
If you had to purchase before the GTX7xx series cards come out, I would have to recommend a 660Ti or a 7950.
660Ti: Out performs the 7950 when pitted reference clock vs. reference clock.
7950: The 3GB memory would serve better for your high resolution dual monitor set up. It is also a highly regarded overclocker.
If you plan on overclocking, go with the 7950. If not, go with the 660Ti.
However, if you can wait until the GTX700's come out, then go with which ever 700 series that fits your budget. It shouldn't be far off.