Originally Posted by TheBlademaster01;12041899
I don't think either of the current cards have a scaling problem. IIRC even the HD 5870 has good scaling again. I guess it's just that the 6870s are less bottlenecked than the faster cards. It's hard to keep 2 GTX 580s busy all the time.
If you prefer maximum performance get the GTX 580. If you want to trade in some performance for a decent chunk of money, get an HD 6950 and unlock it. No offense mate but seeing you have a mac, you are more of a GTX 580 type
Haha, no offense taken. However, I place a great emphasis on the OS on my Mac so I can easily justify paying more, if necessary. However my iMac was quite the deal for what I wanted, wouldn't really have paid less for a PC (a lot of the cost is in the screen).
Mmm, I'm so torn... I decide to go AMD and then I go no I want NVidia ahah
Originally Posted by jasonhardin;12042264
Are you going to be doing a lot of multitasking while playing your games? If not then save yourself the $100 and get the i5 2500k and OC it to 4.6GHz on air and put that extra money towards a GTX580
No, but some new games take advantage of those additional threads don't they? Will an i5 run much cooler than the i7? I don't multi-task when I game, I just game. I'll use my Mac for everything else.
Originally Posted by BlakHart;12047123
Scaling on the 69xx's is great, OP I'd only buy 6GB of RAM use that extra $ to get 2 580's or 2 6970... Get the 6970's for 2560x1600 and above.
Mmm, I'd like to get two 6970's (one first) but then I don't want to miss out on PhysX... I can use a dedicated PhysX card though can't I? 2 CF + 1 NVidia
I'm going to post a thread to ask for help on parts, as I want it to be as cheap as possible but without using crappy parts. Thanks everyone! EDIT: NVM, I've got it pretty good so far.Edited by steelbom - 1/17/11 at 5:51pm