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How's this for a gaming PC build?

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April 24, 2011 2:23:46 AM

Alright so I just wanted some more people's opinions on this gaming pc build so here it is:

Budget was a pretty firm $1000 give or take 50. I'll be buying the optical drive separately, so that's not included in the picture.

How did I do :o  ?

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a b B Homebuilt system
April 24, 2011 2:41:40 AM

The 560 in question seems overpirced, IMO, despite it's factory OC; in that price range, I'd be looking hard at assorted 6950 (2 gb) models, which is (but admittedly not always) usually 10% faster than GTX560...

given the nice scaling of a pair of Crossfire'd 6950's, and, given the success rate of reflashing/unlocking 6950s to 6970, and the 6950's (2GB) larger framebuffer size, it'd be my choice in the $250-$280 pricerange...

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April 24, 2011 2:42:14 AM

Looks pretty solid. I'm not a pro at higher end GPU's but think you could save a few bucks getting a stock clocked 560 ti and overclocking yourself. Also at that price point can get a 2GB 6950 and try the BIOS flash to a 6970. Guess it really depends on what games you play tho, some games run better on nvidia and some on ati
April 24, 2011 3:07:49 AM

I chose the GB SOC 560 because I saw some benchmarks of the Zotac AMP 560 @ 950 mhz, 6970, and some other GFX cards and the Zotac card always bested the 6970. Naturally, I chose the SOC 560 because seeying as the AMP 560 performed better than the stock 6970, the 1000mhz GB 560 should also outperform the 6970. Although, I do understand that the 6950 flashed to a 6970 can also be overclocked; I don't really know how close that would bring it to the SOC 560 performance wise. I had trouble deciding between the 560 SOC and the 6950 earlier, but if someone can prove to me that the 6950 flashed to a 6970 and overclocked can beat the GB 560, then I will change it in a heartbeat :D .
a b B Homebuilt system
April 24, 2011 3:10:46 AM

i hear the 560 SOC can beat triple SLI 580's.