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Old August 3, 2010, 06:21 PM
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if you want to keep your card for more than 2-3 years or whatevers warranty for msi,maybe.

but by that time itll be slowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
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Talking about GPU, you could also save a buit on the PSU buy going down a bit on wattage and get a bigger GPU like a 5850. That would be a pretty good choice to and at your resolution it will give you more performance over time.
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Martin are you talking about 2x 5850's?
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Old August 3, 2010, 07:06 PM
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At first I was not but now I just see that you were planning 2 X 460...So now yes I talk about 2X 5850 but that will get the budget up a bit XD Maybe get one and get a second later since 1080 is not a really big res, a single 5850 can play everything at maxed ( maybe not metro 2033 ) at this resolution. Also getting a 5850 instead of 2 X 460 will make you save even more:P
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right now it wouldnt be too smart of an idea to get 5850/5870 retail price. super duper deal maybe yes. that or nothings coming out soon,or a big price cut like it was expected since gf104 is doing quire the killing sales wise.
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Just a thought, would one GTX 480 be a good idea? its around the same price as two 460's. I know the two 460's have more power then one 480 but in like six months to one year wounldn't I get more life out of the 480 if I bought another one for SLi?
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If you're willing to spend the money, the 480 in sli beats the 5970 from ATI in most cases. The concern is the thermal and power issues. If you intend to go this route, a 1000w psu is recommended. I have the HX 1000 from Corsair and it works very well using 2 5970s, 5 HDDs, 12gbs of ram, a sound card, and extra fans. The case you chose would also be of great benefit for controlling temperatures. In the summer you may need extra AC in that room which is offset by the benefit of warming your room without much heating in the winter. hehe. Actually it isn't as bad as that in most cases.
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At your actual resolution you could get a single 460 and that will be enough. 2X 460 is more powerfull compare to a 480 and use like half the power so I would drop the 480 idea of my mind, get a single a 2 460 and see what Nvidia have to offer or ATI later then sell the card and buy a new one.
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I agree with the GTX460 comment....

I always go for a cheaper model than the top dog. Reason being that you keep up with new features on the market (DX11, for e.g.) while keeping your power down and acceptable performance. SLI down the road is interesting, but you always get newer/better cards that offer similar performance at decent prices...


As far as the monitor is concerned. I would not cheap out on it... Get an IPS panel for sure. You will not regret it, as they are vastly superior to your regular TN panels.

I personally have the Dell Ultrasharp 2209Wa and the U2311h and they are fantastic.
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