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Building a new computer; need help with the GPU.

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March 14, 2011 11:38:10 PM

I was deciding between the following three graphics cards;
The GTX 570
The Radeon 6970
and The Radeon 6950
I was looking at the best card without flaws(graphical,drivers etc), performance, and price. I'de like to keep to total under 1000 if I can. With the 570 I have a total of about 1100. I was wondering if it was worth it to splurge with the GPU. My resolution will be 1920x1080 and I plan to add another monitor when I get the money. If you need a list of the specs of my next computer I'll put them here if asked.
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a c 235 U Graphics card
March 15, 2011 12:28:49 AM

list your specs and monitor resolution. you can probably get under $1000 with some simple cut downs.
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March 15, 2011 12:35:28 AM

This will be a simple gaming computer for Battlefield Bad Company, Source games, Call of Duty MW2, Just Cause 2, Mafia II etc.
Monitor: 1920x1080
Specs; http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...
Replace the GPU with the ones I stated in the OP. If there is anything I should change, just tell me.
Edit: I know I am missing a motherboard. I am just waiting for more to appear on Newegg. not too many since the recall happened.
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March 15, 2011 12:46:45 AM

6950 for sure. Unlock it to the 6970.
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March 15, 2011 12:49:39 AM

It won't cause any significant heat issues will it? If I unlocked it, that is. Oh, hehe, and if anyone can help me with the motherboard, it would be appreciated.
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March 15, 2011 12:59:25 AM

Well what's your CPU?

And no it doesn't. I played Metro 2033 (the most demanding graphics atm) for hrs at end and peaked at 69 degrees Celcius.
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March 15, 2011 1:02:56 AM

I put my specs above. But its the Core I5 2500k. 1155 socket. Like I said, i'd like to keep my total cost under 1000 if possible.
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a c 235 U Graphics card
March 15, 2011 1:05:24 AM

some suggestions to help drop your budget for the GTX570

great power supply selection but overkill in terms of what you will need unless you plan to SLI/CF down the road.

this unit will have plenty of power for the GTX 570 and get you close to $1k budget
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

a bit more power and modular
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

you can also get cheaper DDR3 RAM. you won't notice any real world FPS difference and heat spreaders help more with the sellers bottom line then yours.

case wise you can get something like the CM 690ii or CM 922 if you are looking to drop prices further.

FYI, a CPU cooler like the CM 212+ would be nice since since you are getting the "k" model
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March 15, 2011 1:16:21 AM

Okay, I changed the RAM and put the mobo in the wishlist. Is there any other PSU's for the same price as the one you listen that has less rails? I had a bad experience with those. I could deal with 2 rails if that is possible. Thanks.
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March 15, 2011 1:16:44 AM

yea I was going to say something about the power supply. Extreme overkill. My 700W EASILY powers up my rig.
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a c 235 U Graphics card
March 15, 2011 1:27:33 AM

killamaker11 said:
Okay, I changed the RAM and put the mobo in the wishlist. Is there any other PSU's for the same price as the one you listen that has less rails? I had a bad experience with those. I could deal with 2 rails if that is possible. Thanks.


less rails? just about every power supply out there under 1000w has only one 12v rail. the difference is some manufactures split them.

if you want a single 12v rail PSU with no splits, here is a budget one

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

moderate priced one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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March 15, 2011 1:28:10 AM

Kay! Check my wishlist I posted again and tell me if everything is good to go. I may go with the 570 due to the fact it supports Physx. I don't know. Depends on the cost. As they are both within the same performance in benchmarks i'v seen.
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March 15, 2011 2:31:42 AM

Do you know there is like a total of 10 games that support Physx and maybe 3 of them are actually ok? Physx really shouldn't be a deciding factor when choosing a GPU. That's just my opinion.
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March 15, 2011 12:23:31 PM

Yeah, I just thought of that. The only game i have is mafia II that supports Physx. I may just go the 6950 to save on cost. Eyefinity seems nice too. Thanks! :D 
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