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Again, im a few months way from having the finances to accomplish all this but i'm starting my research early so I can pull the trigger when I have the finances and or a good deal is going on

I've got a sexy new Dell U3011 on the way and needless to say, my GTX 260 192 aint gonna cut it anymore for even my light gaming duties. Before I even go any further I would like to state the following

I DO NOT USE AA IN ANY OF MY GAMING!
The last 10 years since building PC's, i've always found AA to be over hyped IMO. I've tried it through the years and for me, its not worth it due to:

A: Not worth the framerate hit
B: I hate how "soft" the graphics look as a result of AA
C: At resolutions at or above 1600x1200, I really don't notice/care about jaggies


That being said, i'm gonna be pairing the vid card with a Sandy Bridge setup of either a i5 2500k or i7 2700k that won't be overlocked and 8 gigs of memory. I still don't trust SSD's for my needs so i'll be sticking with regular HDDs for another build.

My gaming is pretty much going to be RIFT, Team Fortress 2, Starcraft 2, Skyrim and eventually, TOR. Again, I don't care or need AA for my gaming style, so none of these guys will be running AA though i'll be wanting to crank the rest of the settings to basically max.

That all be said, what single card would folks recommend for a good price/performance ration seeings how AA will not be utilized? I don't wanna spend the money on a SLI/Crossfire setup as I don't wanna upgrade the PSU and the newer generation of vid cards always end up outdoing older twin vid cards anway, so i'm not wasting the money on a duelie set up. I'm also much more of an nVidia guy cause i've hated ATI's drivers since my 9800pro but feel free to try and convince me on an AMD card
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GTX 560 TI and anything above it from the nvidia side. ATI 6870 and up.
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Gtx 470/ 560TI or Radeon 6950
    
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post #4 of 9
I also have Dell u3011 and I never disabled AA before.
If you play medium setting games, then you should be fine even with ati 5770.
I would recommend 6950 2gb, but they're still pretty expensive. Try 6850/6870 or gtx 560. As long as you disable AA, you should be fine with them.
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How are you liking your U3011? I still have today to call dell and cancel my order. I've just never spent so much on a single computer part ever, afraid im gonna regret it.
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post #6 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Freezebyte View Post
How are you liking your U3011? I still have today to call dell and cancel my order. I've just never spent so much on a single computer part ever, afraid im gonna regret it.
Well.. I do like it very much, but I have few things that I don't like.

1. I am used to playing games everything MAX! and you end up spending more money on GPUs You will have trouble playing games with 1gb GPUs. When I play L4D2 in full max settings, it's using close to 1.2gb ram alone. It will even go up higher if you have multiple explorer window opened.

2. Not sure if it's me or Dell u3011, but playing WoW in window mode gives me a lot of input lag. Also unlike dell u2711, u3011 has higher input lag for gaming.

If I had 1920 x 1080p monitor, I would be fine with ati 6850 lol.
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get a 580/6970
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post #8 of 9
2GB GTX 560 Ti.

i could play anything with my 1GB 560, but the vram at 2560 x 1600 was the limiting factor.

i upgraded from a 560 Ti to a 580 when i had to RMA my 560 to MSI, and honestly i should have stuck with the 560.
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post #9 of 9
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Why would you go back to a 560 vs a 580 for free? That makes no sense
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