Main things I am keeping is the processor and ram settings. Not too sure which motherboard would be best either and same for video card.
I at first was thinking about doing Dual GTX 470, or dual 6870's. It shows that the dual 470 would have better FPS (177 vs the 2x6870 of 139) but Idk if that means anything.
I was also comparing the 580 and the 6870 at http://www.gpureview.com/show_cards.php?card1=637&card2=635 and it looks like the 6870 would be better for gaming from the more then double shader.
I also was looking at http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html which shows each of those (580, 6870, and 470 as in the top 10 so either way its gonna be a good card)
-Money is somewhat of an issue, but if spending that extra $50 or 100 would be well worth it then I'm down with that.
-Uses. I mainly want it as a gamer/media platform. I do photo/video editing and games (want to get the newer COD since my current laptop (xps m140) cant play too much at high detail since its so old and has an integrated video card. I also may want to later on get dual monitors to use and/or get a second card of the same one (if i get the 580 get a second one later on to dual with).
It seems that all 3 are good, just the 580 > 470 and the 6870 > 470. Which would be the best bang for the buck
Whats your opinions on them? Which would be best for a gamer/video editor? Crysis, Fear, MW2 as FPS's, only MMO is just WoW on a private server so any card can play that one , and Possibly starcraft/diablo III or newer games. Also on the motherboard if the one thats in that link isn't the greatest.
-Thanks in advanced
Edited by arknaz, 12 December 2010 - 12:33 AM.