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October 10, 2010 2:56:40 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Black friday/cyber monday

Budget Range: ~$2,000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, multi-tasking, multiple screens

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: amazon

Country of Origin: U.S.


Overclocking: May be

SLI or Crossfire: May be

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments:

Here is my potential build:

-ViewSonic VA2702W 27-Inch Full HD 1080p
-Samsung 1 TB Spinpoint 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.5 inch (HDD)
-OCZ Technology 60 GB Vertex 2 Series SATA II 2.5-Inch (SSD)
-EVGA GeForce GTX470 1280 MB
-Cooler Master V8 Nickel Plated Copper Base Aluminum Fins 8 Heatpipes Core i7 1366 CPU Cooler
-Corsair TR3X6G1600C8D Dominator 6 GB 3 x 2 GB PC3-12800 1600MHz 240-Pin DDR3 Core i7
-Corsair CMPSU-750TX 750-Watt TX Series
-Cooler Master HAF X - Full tower
-EVGA X58 SLI Classified Mainboard
-Intel Core i7 Processor i7-930 2.80GHz 8 MB LGA1366 CPU


But I'm unsure as to whether I should get the GTX470 or a comparable ATI card.

One on hand it seems like ATI is putting up far better numbers than nvidia, but I don't know what these numbers actually mean. So is ATI actually better?

On the other hand some part of me tells me to stick with nvidia, and I'm also told an nvidia card will work better with my set up.

What graphics card would you get in that $300 range?


Also if you see anything in my build that you disagree with, please feel free to critique it :) 

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October 10, 2010 4:32:04 PM

I would look at nVidia now and I am partial to ATI most of the time. I really like the 460 in 1 GB for price/performance ratio especially in an SLI format. Although I am unclear as to how the 6xxx series from AMD will perform and would consider waiting a bit to see if those cards lower the price of the nVidia and 58xx series AMD cards. If I was buying NOW I would look at the 460. Even two of the 768mb versions would perform better than the 470. Newegg has them for 170.00 with a 25.00 MIR, so that puts you in the ball park of 300.00 once the MIR come back.
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October 10, 2010 5:19:08 PM

at the end of this month the ATI 6xxx series is coming out
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October 11, 2010 12:57:48 AM

g048989h said:
I would look at nVidia now and I am partial to ATI most of the time. I really like the 460 in 1 GB for price/performance ratio especially in an SLI format. Although I am unclear as to how the 6xxx series from AMD will perform and would consider waiting a bit to see if those cards lower the price of the nVidia and 58xx series AMD cards. If I was buying NOW I would look at the 460. Even two of the 768mb versions would perform better than the 470. Newegg has them for 170.00 with a 25.00 MIR, so that puts you in the ball park of 300.00 once the MIR come back.


I think I would rather get a gtx470 SSC right now and have the option of pairing it with another one in the near future.

If i got 2 460s right now I'd imagine that doesn't leave me much room for improvement in the future.
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