Which Graphics Card?
GTX 470-~$250 (Sparkle or Gigabyte version)
But, for an extra $50-70, I can snag a GTX 470. What will get me the most bang for my buck? I also am unsure of the Sparkle brand?
Oops I forgot to post it... that might be useful info!
CPU: Intel Core i5-760
Processor: Gigabyte UD3
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) (Model F3-12800CL7D)
PSU: CORSAIR 850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 80+ Certified
Cooler: Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme Universal CPU Cooler
Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Full Tower ([W]240 x [H]560 x [D]560 mm)
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"
Gaming (SC II) and pretty much everything else from word process to you tube. I want it to last before I have to throw down another few hundred for another GPU, but I'm worried about the heat issues with the 470. I'm not sure if I should get the Sparkle or Gigabyte or throw down an extra $10 for another brand?
It seems that the stock 470, stock 6870, and OC 460 all perform very similarly, and can be found within $10 of each other. By default, I would likely eliminate the 470 due to heat/power/noise complaints... I guess I can research more into the 6870 design when info becomes available. And also, I'd like to see the OC ATI cards too!