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February 11, 2011 12:44:46 PM

Hello everyone, i'd like your opinion in choosing a graphic card for my rig, what i got is a 600W sirtec PSU I5-760 and 4GB corsair 1600Mhz.
my options right now would be :
GTX 460 1GB sli
ATI 6850 CF
ATI 6950 or maybe 6970 tho is a bit out of my buget right now
or GTX 560 TI or 570 but again a bit out of my buget for the moment.
i will be playing on it mostly mmorpg's and multiplayer online games. but anyway overall i want great performance for gaming on 1080p res. From what i've read and charts the best results has the ATI 6850 CF, but what you think would be the best option?
Thanks in advance for helpfull opinions.

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a c 153 U Graphics card
February 11, 2011 12:50:37 PM

Why is GTX 460 SLI in your budget, but a single GTX 560 is not?

What is the model number on that PSU? It could be not good enough for CF/SLI setups.
February 11, 2011 1:09:56 PM

Helltech said:
Why is GTX 460 SLI in your budget, but a single GTX 560 is not?

What is the model number on that PSU? It could be not good enough for CF/SLI setups.


570 is not in the budget like the 6970 . and about the PSU model i cant really tell you right now cause i'm not near my computer however this is the one, i could only find it on a romanian site tho http://www.pcgarage.ro/surse/sirtec/element-power-600w/
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a c 153 U Graphics card
February 11, 2011 1:22:13 PM

When you get home can you look at the lable and pull the rails for us? Let us know what the amps are we can help you out more.
February 12, 2011 10:17:27 AM

oh and my mobo is a Asus P7P55D
a c 214 U Graphics card
February 12, 2011 1:37:01 PM

Plz explain how you can afford a GTX460 SLI or a 6850 CF and not a GTX560 or 6950?

Your PSU isn't the best but i think it will hold for a single card.50amps on the 12/v is good but the efficency tells me otherwise.

It seems like you don't play a lot of demanding games.I would reccomend the GTX560.It is only $30 more than a 6850 and well worth it.And for the future the GTX 560 scaling in SLI is similair to the results of a 68xx series crossfire expect better.

Plz tell what your full system specs are...
February 12, 2011 2:48:56 PM

purple stank said:
Plz explain how you can afford a GTX460 SLI or a 6850 CF and not a GTX560 or 6950?

Your PSU isn't the best but i think it will hold for a single card.50amps on the 12/v is good but the efficency tells me otherwise.

It seems like you don't play a lot of demanding games.I would reccomend the GTX560.It is only $30 more than a 6850 and well worth it.And for the future the GTX 560 scaling in SLI is similair to the results of a 68xx series crossfire expect better.

Plz tell what your full system specs are...

i can afford GTX 560 and 6950, i cant afford 6970 and GTX 570 (and well i could get one of those aswell if i'll wait like 2 more weeks) from what i've seen both the CF setup and SLI setup i have in mind have better performance even then 6970 and GTX 570, at least from the charts i've seen.
my full spec is mobo Asus P7P55D the PSU i linked above , i5-760 2.80GHz , Corsair 2x2GB DDR3 1600MHz XMS3 Intel EMP. if you're sure my PSU wont hold a CF or SLI i could try to replace it since i only bought it like 1 month ago and they might let me change it with another one. thing is id like to buy something now that ill be able to keep for quite some time without having to upgrade again in the near future.
a c 214 U Graphics card
February 12, 2011 3:44:31 PM

Well your PSU can defnity run a single card but running a Crossfire or SLI is questionable.

What are the list of games you paly besides MMO's.If you don't play anything really demanding than i see no reason to get a SLI/CF setup.A single 560 or 6950 should handle it well.If it's not to demanding then i think a 6850 or 6870 could handle it.
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