Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › Graphics Cards - General › building a new pc need help picking v card's
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

building a new pc need help picking v card's

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
im building a new pc soon here. i have been contemplating going gtx 590 or dual gtx 580 or hd 6990 or dual 6970. i do like the whole eyefinity thing but it seems generally the gtx's win out on the benchmarks. but not by much. any suggestions on which way i should go? any help would be appreciated. i want to play any game maxed out. i would like to get 3 monitors hooked up out of this deal generally running each 1920x1080. also i would like to have a little over kill so i wont half to upgrade for a while.
post #2 of 6
for large resolutions such as those, you need a card that has a minimum of 2GB of memory. I would say either 6970s or 580 3GBs depending on your budget. I would reccomend the crossfire 6970s because I like being efficient with my money. The 580s are the powerhouse. I'd suggest those (two cards) before the double-cards.

Also, "v card" makes me think of something totally different.
Edited by imblind - 8/8/11 at 12:46am
Light Websurfing
(12 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3.3GHz i7 5820K MSI X99A SLI PLUS MSI GTX 970 Gaming 100ME 32GB G.Skill Ripjaws 4 Series 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
1TB Samsung EVO 850 500GB Samsung EVO 840 ASUS DVD Burner Noctua DH-15S 
OSMonitorMonitorPower
Windows 10 Pro, Full Seiki Pro 40" 4K Samsung Syncmaster 2693HM EVGA SuperNOVA 650 GS 80+ GOLD 
CPUGraphicsGraphicsRAM
i7-4710HQ Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600 Nvidia 870m 16 DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
3x 128GB SSD 1TB HDD Windows 8.1 Samsung Syncmaster 24" 
Mouse
Raxer Taipan 
  hide details  
Reply
Light Websurfing
(12 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3.3GHz i7 5820K MSI X99A SLI PLUS MSI GTX 970 Gaming 100ME 32GB G.Skill Ripjaws 4 Series 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
1TB Samsung EVO 850 500GB Samsung EVO 840 ASUS DVD Burner Noctua DH-15S 
OSMonitorMonitorPower
Windows 10 Pro, Full Seiki Pro 40" 4K Samsung Syncmaster 2693HM EVGA SuperNOVA 650 GS 80+ GOLD 
CPUGraphicsGraphicsRAM
i7-4710HQ Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600 Nvidia 870m 16 DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
3x 128GB SSD 1TB HDD Windows 8.1 Samsung Syncmaster 24" 
Mouse
Raxer Taipan 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 6
Budget?
But your best bet if you have the money is to get SLI 580's. They overclock like crazy and dont run that hot anymore. But if you do get the 580's make sure they are the 3GB version. VRAM can be short when you have 3 1080p monitors.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570k 4.8 Ghz ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 atx MSI 660ti SLI Corsair Vengeance 1866mHz 16Gb 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
Mx200 250 GB, 1TB WD Black Corsair H80  Win7 Home Premium Corsair 850HX 
Case
Carbide 400R 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570k 4.8 Ghz ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 atx MSI 660ti SLI Corsair Vengeance 1866mHz 16Gb 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
Mx200 250 GB, 1TB WD Black Corsair H80  Win7 Home Premium Corsair 850HX 
Case
Carbide 400R 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 
i was hoping not to spend over $800 on the vcards alone. witch going dual 3bg 580 might b a little to pricy the dual 1.5gb i could prolly pull off. its about $280 cheaper for the 1.5gb pair.
post #5 of 6
It would certanly be better if you had more vram, but the1.5G cards should handle it imo. Specially considering i was gaming on single 1080p monitor with HD 4870 512MB ram without any problems
Minecraft Slayer
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2500K @ 4GHz for now ASUS P8Z68-V Gigabyte GTX 560Ti 1GB 8GB TeamElite 1333Mhz DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 Atapi iHAS 124B - for obvious reasons :3 Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG Flatron W2442PE + Samsung SyncMaster 206BW Logitech K200 :P Seasonic S12G 550W Chieftec Big Tower 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech MX518 Razer Golatius Control 
  hide details  
Reply
Minecraft Slayer
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2500K @ 4GHz for now ASUS P8Z68-V Gigabyte GTX 560Ti 1GB 8GB TeamElite 1333Mhz DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 Atapi iHAS 124B - for obvious reasons :3 Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG Flatron W2442PE + Samsung SyncMaster 206BW Logitech K200 :P Seasonic S12G 550W Chieftec Big Tower 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech MX518 Razer Golatius Control 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
thanks for the help guys i think im gonna try n swap out some parts to get the 3gig ones into budget.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Graphics Cards - General
Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › Graphics Cards - General › building a new pc need help picking v card's