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Old 06-15-2010, 05:54 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Safe to say that ATI is on top of Nvidia at the moment? I heard the fermi architecture is simply running way too much and consuming too much power for what performance you get out of it. I was from a time where Nvidia was dominating ATI all around when I bought my Clevo 900c (go7950gtx).
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Just depends on what your definition of on top is...nVidia is on top with the fastest single GPU card on the market. ATi is on top with the fastest card on the market (dual GPU 5970). The 5870 is a good alternative to the GTX 480 if you want to spend less. As of right now nVidia has no mutli monitor gaming support. Different things come into play when talking about cards...just depends on what you need out of a video card, then make your decision
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Thanks for the tips, common sense tells me that having a multi monitor setup is no easy feat for a graphics card and will have to put a ton of money for any game to be playable. Thank you for scoping for additional info about the topic, more knowledge to take in.

I'm reading up on overclocking, specifically for the i7, and the 920 from what I read is capable of going up to 3ghz with a quality aircooling heat sync and a tower to help the airflow. If I do go with OCing, motherboard and memory will need to be considered. From any of you that have overclocked in the past, is it worth it in the long run, what I am concerned with is if I leave the tower idle (for the sake of the server role I plan my computer to take), The excess heat and power consumption of doing nothing for an extended amount of time could eventually cause failure. I'm aware of running 24/7 stress tests to check for such a thing but I just want to hear from people who've done it a lot and hear their 2c.
I have an Xigmetek Dark Knight cooler which isn't the best and I went straight to 3.5ghz without voltage change or any problems. I am at 3.7 and my computer is on 24/7.. I say GTX480 but I am a fanboy..

If I were you I would try and find a eyefinity set up (or nvidias equivelant) before you buy one as some people love it and other well don't.

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Just depends on what your definition of on top is...nVidia is on top with the fastest single GPU card on the market. ATi is on top with the fastest card on the market (dual GPU 5970). The 5870 is a good alternative to the GTX 480 if you want to spend less. As of right now nVidia has no mutli monitor gaming support. Different things come into play when talking about cards...just depends on what you need out of a video card, then make your decision
Nvidia cards 2XX and up support mutli monitor IF you have SLI format.

GTX 480 and 5870 are almost on par with the 5870 being slightly cheaper. 480 preforms better in most games but the 5870 performs better in some.
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Nvidia cards 2XX and up support mutli monitor IF you have SLI format.
Since when? They finally got the drivers out? GOOD! Hah I was wondering when nVidia was going to put the drivers out, geesh!
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lol... They have been out since before Fermi launched in April. I had them on March 25th.
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nVidia's version of Eyefinity?
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Yes indeed. Was in the 197 drivers I believe.
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wtf? Am I missing something? What is it that they said they would have at launch and still haven't brought it out? Is it the 3D surround part? Haha my head is spinning
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Top this build off with a SSD, and put your operating system, and the games your using on it and it will be much better performance! Although they are costly they ARE worth it believe me.
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Bump!

Ok, here is my first draft from Newegg I'd like to run by you guys. I'd like some input about the memory and audio I chose.

Also, will the 750 watt power supply really draw power when the system is idling or doing basic web browsing or does it scale power when it doesn't need it?

LG 22X DVDĪR DVD Burner Black IDE Model GH22NP20 - OEM
COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100281VX-2SR Radeon HD 5870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
SIIG IC-510012-S2 5.1 Channels PCI Interface SoundWave
CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1333C9
EVGA E758-A1 3-Way SLI (x16/x16/x8) LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80601930

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