I'm thinking about building myself a new PC, somewhat for Skyrim but also for better FFXIV performance.
Current system is:
AMD 1055T, GTX460 1GB, 8GB DDR3 1600, 120GB Vertex2 SSD, 28" HannsG 1920x1200
It runs the game pretty much fine but I would like to use higher settings, more AA.
Here's my issue. I actually have TWO GTX 460 1GB cards which I could SLI but then I would have to run in full screen. :( I have other computers and laptops I could use to lookup info but I'm such a casual player that I really need need to run in Windowed mode. I hate having other computers cluttering my desk to lookup info, its never easy/comfortable to be handling two keyboards.
It pains me to spend $300 on a new GPU when I have some that will run equal to a GTX580.
I'm looking to build:
2600k, same memory, Gigabyte GTX 570 @ 800mhz, same SSD, Gigabyte Z68 mb, Corsair H80 liquid cooler, maybe overclock to 4Ghz or so. I have a nice 750w PS.
So what are people doing for SLI? Do you run in full screen and suck it up? I'm thinking that the GTX 570 would offer quite a bit of improvement straight over a single GTX 460 and I'm not sure but perhaps my 1055T is bottlenecking? Its stock.
I guess I'm also sort of stuck because when I play Skyrim, it will be annoying to know I could be running 460s in SLI and be having better performance than one 570. But I'm not going to switch out GPUs for each game I play :D
Thanks for any comments!