Dual 1GB GD vs. 1.25GB GDDR5 NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 560 Ti vs. Dual 1GB
Exactly what the title says, I'm wanting to get the Area 51 from Alien Ware and I was stuck on the graphic cards, I have a somewhat tight budget. So I was wondering which option would get the most bang for my buck. I'm wanting a good gaming computer, but sadly a new to all this and VERY confused
Thanks in advance
Thanks in advance
First off, welcome to the forums.
Those options don't make a lot of sense. What's a Dual 1GB GD or a dual 1GB? The memory size says next to nothing about the graphics card. GTX 560 says a lot because that tells me what card it is and I can google that.
If you're not up to building a machine yourself, I recommend this place: http://www.lucomputers.com/site/
They only mark up parts by about 10% over buying them yourself so you'll get a much better system than on Alienware. If you give us your budget, we'll give you some options. It might be Alienware, IBuyPower, or something else. But we'll get you the most bang for your buck shy of building it yourself.
If you answer the questions on this, we'll be able to help you out more: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice
I don't quite understand what you are comparing.
I can say that even a single GTX560Ti is very good. I wouldn't spend too much money to go above this.
FYI, if you built your own system carefully it would be BETTER and cost likely at least $500 less. I built a system for $1500 that cost as much as $4000 in some places and mine was basically the same.
Also, you don't get the extra junk software and the pain of Warranties which require you send the entire computer back (plus you void it if you open the case so you can't even add an internal fan or drive without voiding it.)
Thanks for the fast help guys. Sorry for the confusing topic, I just coiedy and pasted it from dells site, so it must have gotten messed up in the process. I'm all for building a pc, but I have no idea where to start. I have a very tetchy neighbor who is helping me, but we are still considering all the options and told me to do some research on what I want. And he is leaving to Europe for a month in about two weeks, so if I were to build a pc, I'm not sure if the parts would be able to ship in time for him to help me build it. But I am open to any and all options and I raised $1500 but my parents might donate a few hundred on some things. Thanks again for all your guys help.
Here's something I was configuring on another thread: http://www.lucomputers.com/site/view_configure_system.asp?cmd=customize&system_code=42608351&10
The website also ships to the U.S., but the guy in that thread was Canadian. You can configure whatever you want an their website, but here's an idea.
I still recommend you build yourself though--especially since you're open to it.
$1500 will get you an awesome gaming machine. Can you please fill this out though?: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice
Here it is, I'll also post this to new thread in the correct section
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, 3D Animation, Music, video editing (First two equally important, and music is more important than video editing)
Approximate Purchase Date: Hopefully, the next couple days
Budget Range: Around $1500 (possibly a few hundred more)
Parts Not Required: Monitor (Viewsonic 16.5 in VX1962wm, model number: VS11979), Speakers (Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 Computer Speakers), Norton antivirus
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com
Country of Origin: USA
Parts Preferences: What ever gives me the best bang for my buck
Overclocking: Maybe not at first, but I would like to in the future
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe, I’ll go with what ever setup is the best for me
Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024
Additional Comments: Liquid cooling if possible, I would like the case to have a nice look to it but doesn’t have to, At least 1Tb hardrive, and a decent media card reader, and Windows 7 of course. Even though my monitor sucks, I'd rather have a better part than a new one and get a new one later