I'm sick of setting all of the settings on UT3 to low in order to squeeze 10 frames per hour out of my machine. So I'll be buying a new PC in 2-3 months. It's pretty hard to decide what Graphic Card I'm going to use, so I am asking you guys and gals to help me out with this one.
295 GTX is completely out of the question, because it's 800$ (!) (in Croatia) and it's 25% more expensive than the 4870X2 and not much faster. Other than that, the new PC is already playing Onslaught against my wallet and owning hard.
First option is Sapphire HD 4870 X2. It's 600$ in Croatia. It's pretty damn fast, but it lacks compabitibility with some games due to the fact it's actually 2 cards in one. Other than that, I have always been Radeon biased.
Second option is BFG GeForce 285 OC. 550$ in Croatia. It lacks DirectX 10.1, but that's not too important. It's the most advanced GeForce GPU. The bad thing is... the heat it generates and the power consuption. And another thing that may not be neccesarilly bad: I'll have to buy an AMD CPU and the MBO, because of the compatibility problems with Intel I have heard of.
The third and the weirdest option is... waiting for DX11. This means I'll have to wait longer. Due to the fact it's ATI that's gonna make the card first, it means I'm going to buy it instead of the DX11 GeForce. It will most likely be HD 5870/5850 (but not X2.)
Please, don't be biased in voting.
My Future Rig most likely:
CPU: Intel i7 920 - 400$
Monitor: 24' Samsung T240 - 475$
Blu Ray: Pioneer BDC 202 - 150$
RAM: Corsair 3x2 GB 1600 mhZ - 150$
Power Supply: Corsair TX 650W - 150$
GPU: Not decided yet - about 600$
CPU cooling: Noctua NH-U12P SE1366 - 90$
Speakers: Logitech Z4i - 125$
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Green (I'm a liberal) 1TB SATA II - 150$
MB: not decided yet - 300$
PC case: Thermaltake VG7000BWS (no integrated power supply - haha I'm cheap) - 80$
Mouse: Logitech MX518 - already have it
Note that I'm not ordering from far abroad because I think it's unreliable to do that when in Croatia and becuse I have no credit card for that. We (Croatians) have a different currency (not Euros), but I converted it to dollars. All of the prices are the ones that are in Croatia.