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January 27, 2011 4:00:27 AM

I'm starting a new build and I'm hoping to use the most parts as I can from my old machine. I want to be able to play all the high end games on maxed at 1920x1080 on a 37'' 1080p screen. Running Windows 7 64bit

My old machine right now consists of:

Case- Antec 900
Mobo- Gigabyte P35-DS3R
PSU- COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power RP-600-PCAR 600W ATX from factor 12V V2.01
CPU- Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 3.0GHZ
RAM- Crucial Ballistix 2gb - 2x1gb PC2-6400 CL4-4-4-12
GPU- Galaxy Geforce 8800gts 512mb (G92)
HDD- Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB Sata2 8.5ms 32mb cache
DVD- LG LIGHT SCRIBE DVD/CDRW Combo

Im hoping to reuse my case, PSU, HDD, and my LG DVD/CD. So that leaves the Mobo, CPU, GPU, and RAM to upgrade.
These are the parts I'm planing on picking up.

Mobo- ASRock P67 Extreme4
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...


CPU- Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost)
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...


GPU- GIGABYTE GV-N560OC-1GI GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...


RAM- G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...


My question is, will my old PSU be able to run this setup? I'm hoping I can save a bit of money not having to buy a new PSU.
Here is a link for it: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also, is the GTX 560 Ti a good buy for me?. Is there another card out there that would suit me better? I'm not planning on SLI or CF. Just want one powerful card that will satisfy my setup. My limit is no higher than $300 CDN after tax.

Thanks in advance.


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January 27, 2011 4:07:41 AM

^ I think the psu would be wise to upgrade as it has not 80+ certification/ some bad reviews.
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January 27, 2011 4:10:57 AM

1) GPU, the Ti is good BUT! Your resolution is 1920x1080. The 560 loses to the 6950 1GB every single time at that resolution and 2560x1080. The only time the 560 beats it is in 1680x1050. So I suggest getting the 6950 1GB.

Refer: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r...

2.) Get the Ripjaws X 8GB if you can, it'll be worth it in the long run when more things use more memory, but yeah, as of now 4gb is good enough, but why buy later when you can buy now.

3) MOBO+CPU= Awesome, remember though, OVERCLOCK!!!! That thing can get up to 5.1ghz with a bios revision. If you don't plan to overclock just get the 2500.

4) http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=EN...
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January 27, 2011 4:39:07 AM

O.K, so looks like I need to buy a new PSU then. The GTX 560 Ti looks pretty good on these benchmark in this link: http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

I notice that the benchmark in your link were 2560x1600, but I will be only using 1920x1080. My link benchmarks were done at 1920x1200, closer to my setup. The 560 Ti did very well against the HD6950 2gb and even had better FPS is some games. Is it worth the extra $80-100 to get the 6950 2GB over the 560 Ti 1GB with my current settup?
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January 27, 2011 5:55:16 AM

azniza said:
O.K, so looks like I need to buy a new PSU then. The GTX 560 Ti looks pretty good on these benchmark in this link: http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

I notice that the benchmark in your link were 2560x1600, but I will be only using 1920x1080. My link benchmarks were done at 1920x1200, closer to my setup. The 560 Ti did very well against the HD6950 2gb and even had better FPS is some games. Is it worth the extra $80-100 to get the 6950 2GB over the 560 Ti 1GB with my current settup?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $79.99 FREE SHIPPING
Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V version 2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply
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January 27, 2011 1:12:13 PM

Look at the conclusion of the 6950 review it beats out the 560 in that resolution too
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January 27, 2011 5:20:55 PM

2255874,6,497688 said:
Look at the conclusion of the 6950 review it beats out the 560 in that resolution too[/quo

It does seem to be a bit better for my resolution, but I read 560 Ti overclocks better? I've never overclocked a GPU before but I plan on doing some light overclocking on stock air cooled.
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January 27, 2011 6:09:33 PM

azniza said:
2255874,6,497688 said:
Look at the conclusion of the 6950 review it beats out the 560 in that resolution too[/quo

It does seem to be a bit better for my resolution, but I read 560 Ti overclocks better? I've never overclocked a GPU before but I plan on doing some light overclocking on stock air cooled.
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January 27, 2011 7:38:02 PM

Thanks, those look good but unfortunately newegg.ca doesn't carry them.


I'm thinking about sticking to my Q6600 and P35-DS3R and spend the money on a HD6950 2GB instead if that's possible?
I overclocked the Q6600 to 3.0 Ghz on stock cooler but I will buy a better HSF for it and overclock to 3.4-3.6Ghz.
Will this bottleneck it too much? I will upgrade motherboard and CPU in a couple months if this is at all possible.
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January 27, 2011 9:25:14 PM

Well I don't think it'll bottleneck to bad, but from 6950 1gb to 6950 2gb there is no big difference really. I've heard in some cases the 6950 1GB can unlock to a 6970 1GB. As does the 6950 2GB to a 6970 2GB.

The 560 Ti can OC well but I don't know how the oc performs at high res as the 6950 can get up to a 6970.
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January 28, 2011 1:33:06 AM

Best answer selected by azniza.
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