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I'm in the market at the moment for a new rig, and after a 5 minute demonstration of nvidia's new 3D gaming I am quite excited to buy myself it but you guys are the experts pros and cons would be appreciated aswell as some ratings.

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Pros:

It's 3D (derp)
It's more immersive

Cons:

Expensive for kit+monitor
Effectively halves your framerate
Headaches


I'd say go for it, but only if you can afford to buy a powerful GPU to power it, on top of affording the 3D kit and monitor
    
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im looking at getting a 1000w psu from cooler master, hopefully that should cover it, money isnt really an issue do you think its a good idea to double up and sli the zotac graphics cards ????

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Which graphics cards would these be, my good man?

And yeah, a 1k-watter should be fine for most SLi setups
    
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I was looking at the 1280 zotac cards, but a friend has recommended 6950's ??? I'm new at this so I'm getting a bit lost
    
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Originally Posted by Cranky000 View Post
I was looking at the 1280 zotac cards, but a friend has recommended 6950's ??? I'm new at this so I'm getting a bit lost
6950 must mean AMD's HD6950. AMD has its own 3D but it is not as 'developed' as Nvidia's 3D.

1280 must mean the memory amount 1280MB of Nvidia's GTX470 or GTX570.
So, you are looking at Zotac's GTX470 or 570?

As far as going SLI, there is no doubt that it will provide higher framerate. But you do not have to jump right in. As the mobo supports SLI, you can just purchase one of the above and just try it to see if you are happy with the framerate for those games you play. If unsatisfied, purchase a 2nd card to form SLI.
Edited by windfire - 4/20/11 at 11:58pm
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Could you link us to the cards you are looking at?
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I think you are a bit confused.

1280? You mean the gtx 570?

The ATI cards aren't the same as nvidia cards regarding 3D. They use different monitors, use software instead of the built-in support from nvidia, and the nvidia glasses are not compatible with ATI.

For 3D, you need a strong GPU in order to be able to get better performance.

The options that I see are:
GTX 480, GTX 570, GTX 580.
Each of them should be fine, while the first is the cheapest right now, but also the one which runs the hottest.

If you wish to settle for less money, you can try the GTX 560 Ti. It should be fine, but you might have to lose any AA.
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Money isnt really an issue i want performance without problems.

im lookin at ZOTAC GeForce GTX 470 Graphics adapter - 1.25 GB - GDDR5 SDRAM,

But as you have probably guessed im up for any suggestions as im new at this....

link: http://www.google.co.uk/products/cat...185&os=reviews

It has good ratings but they might be playing "spyro" for all i know i wanna max out games and still have it purr like a kitten
    
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My opinion is ... choose the display first. Many people have been very dissapointed by choosing the wrong display. There are some TV manufacturers out there who advertise 120Hz but it's actually "fake" upsampled: 60Hz->120Hz

I use a monitor but I have read that projectors and large TV's are also nice for 3D.

3D Vision requirements
http://www.nvidia.com/object/3d-visi...uirements.html

3D TV Play Requirements
http://www.nvidia.com/object/3dtv-pl...uirements.html

About the headaches, increase convergence instead of depth.
Low convergence + high depth = headache
High convergence + low depth = no headache
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