Originally Posted by GCDLawstudent
So single card set up needs PCI-e 3.0 the cards are backwards compatible with PCI-e 2.x.
People, mainly me, make the argument that PCI-e is worth it because an 8 lane PCI-e 3.0 slot is the same bandwidth as a PCI-e 2.x 16 lane slot. That said if you are looking for performance ant any cost then you'd go for a 40 lane socket2011 platform.
I would like to have something that is future proof and especially if I'm considering the 660ti when it's released. Though I think the 2011 series would set my budget back, processor wise anyway. Would you have an example of a good processor & mobo in the 2011 series? Personally, especially considering budget. I'm stuck between the i7 2700k or the i5 3570k. Both would adequately do the work for me I believe.
Mobo wise I was considering the Asus Z68 series. I'm looking for firewire and nice HD audio. Toslink would be perfect, as I will be looking to go through possibly a pre-amp and studio speakers.
Originally Posted by ScumLord
Yeah, I game with that. I haven't ran into any problems. It plays batman arkam city at full whack and of course that game gets extra visuals using a Nvidia card. I can Max out Max Payne 3. The only problem from my point of view is that I use 3 screens and the card only supports two. It's a minor annoyance the 3rd screen is a projector and isn't on all the time anyway.
The other problem I've had is also with the projector it's a 3d one and I could never really get the 3D working to it's full potential Nvidia don't seem to have a universal 3d solution.
In my own mind I have a feeling the card is a bottle neck but gaming wise it's managed everything I've thrown at it. I always go in and put everything up to the max settings and haven't noticed any problems.
Yeah, I'm thinking as a short term solution I would use these. The only thing though is would an SLI bottleneck? With the news of the 660ti coming out I think I could hang on, as a I probably won't have my machine before then.