Originally Posted by Tokeythebear666;14561921
Thanks for the quick replies and welcome guys. As of right now budget is not a problem, I'm just going to take out whatever the cost is in student loans and hate myself later haha. I've wanted a new computer for way to long. I already have a case, keyboard, and everything else picked out. I'm mainly just deciding on a processer and therefore which motherboard. The only thing that concerns me about the 1155 socket is the Maximus IV Z is as far as newegg reports, it does not support SLI, well at least at x16. I'm also currently deciding between the Asus Matrix 580 or the EVGA 590 Classified. With either of these cards would SLI just be overkill anyways?
To answer this question...you need to ask yourself...
1. Do you like to OC?
2. What are your needs?
If you like to OC then GTX Matrix 580. Its made to be OC, but then is the premium paid for it worth the price? If you don't plan to OC then get the GTX 590.
As for SLI... if you like to SLI get the GTX 580 because there is no need for a quad SLI set up in the GTX 590. The GTX 590 alone is a SLI 570 built in one card. No need to spend 1400 buxs on video cards you won't get much performance upgrade to justify the price (is going from a good 65 fps in crysis 2 to ~85-100 fps mean much to you?)
So in conclusion...if you plan to SLI than two 580s. If you don't plan to SLI and want something simple and right out of the box can handle any game out there then the GTX 590. If you are an hardcore OC person..than the Matrix 580.
You don't need x16 in SLI ... heck i was testing gaming with one GTX 580 at x8 slot and it only gave me a ~5fps drop compared to in the x16 slot.Edited by mcc21 - 8/12/11 at 3:36pm