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ATI vs NVIDIA - new build

Hey everyone i recently came on here and asked for suggestions on an i5 build for my best mate. His budget is ~$1500 AUD from www.umart.com.au
*ALL parts have a black or red finish* ;)

I've come up with this:

i5 760 (@~3.2 ghz)
Coolermaster hyper 212+ (push/pull)
4gb Gskill Ripjaws CL9 1600mhz
eVGA p55 FTW
HAF 922 RED
Corsair HX-750
1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3
LiteOn 24x DVDRW Drive


I am tossing up whether to go on the AMD side or if NVIDIA is best

My graphics solutions are either: :??:

AMD - HIS 6870

NVIDIA - eVGA GTX460 SC EE

***Please can someone confirm whether the eVGA motherboard will support AMD/ATI
graphics or whether they simply dont want to mention it becuase eVGA is a Nvidia company**** :sweat:
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  1. anyone?
  2. ^ Both are good choice IMO, get the one that performs better with the game that you would play most...
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/3987/amds-radeon-6870-6850-renewing-competition-in-the-midrange-market/8

    As for the mobo I guess it supports Crossfire too -
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/enthusiast-p55-motherboard,2494-4.html
  3. gkay09 said:
    ^ Both are good choice IMO, get the one that performs better with the game that you would play most...
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/3987/amds-radeon-6870-6850-renewing-competition-in-the-midrange-market/8

    As for the mobo I guess it supports Crossfire too -
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/enthusiast-p55-motherboard,2494-4.html


    If you had to pick one which would you choose?
  4. You want to go with the HD 6870, its a little more powerful then the GTX 460.
  5. Best answer
    Now you did it. You opened the ATI/Nvidia can. They're both solid cards, but I'd go ATI for the dollar right now. Plus, they're a lot easier to find in the color scheme you want :)
  6. Best answer selected by intel1502.
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