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About to buy a new gaming PC, I have everything but a graphics card. Heres the specs:

SB 2600k
HAF X
8GB RAM
Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3P Mobo
1000 Corsair PSU

I will be gaming on a 1980 x 1200 monitor (is this better than 1980 x 1080? )

So now to the graphics, so many choices! I had my heart set on the MSI GTX 580 3GB Lighting Extreme, it seems a beast of a card, I was going to get this then buy another to SLI in a couple of months, but they are sold out everywhere here in the UK .

So being the impatient guy I am with BF3 round the corner I am looking for your alternatives/opinions please. I have seen the VRAM issue being raised often around here and its worried me, thats why ideally I would like a card with 2GB + (am I being stupid worrying about this though?) Also the faster the card and cooler the better, thats why I origanally picked the MSI Xtreme.

The sort of person I am I want the best available option (BF3 best settings) and with the future in mind.

I am open to AMD/nVidia options and SLI/Crossfire. Dont want to spend more than £600 ideally, thanks for any help guys. Need any more info just ask
post #2 of 4
You dont need 3GB GTX 580 for 1980 x 1200 mate a 1.5GB is fine, I like 1980 x 1080 Res because its a HD res.

Also 1000watt is overkill, even for SLI 580s, 850Watts is enough.

Also, are you just playing games.. if so then there is little point getting the 2600k since games dont utilize hyper threading. You would be best spending that money on graphics cards and getting the 2500k.
Edited by andrewmchugh - 10/13/11 at 12:47pm
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What would you recommend? CF 6970s seem nice but im not sure which make to go for.

What about SLI 570s? Would they be good, so many choices lol.
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I cant fault my 580s, they are really expensive tho.
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