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Where To buy Sapphire Radeon HD 5970 2GB GDDR5

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July 15, 2011 3:33:00 PM

Hello everyone,

Thank you all in advance for taking the time to review my question !!!!.. I'm Peruvian gamer but it is sooo hard to get good prices when building a PC. Close to 50% more on every component.

Well... My brother is coming back from Colorado next month and I asked him to get all my stuff for my new PC wich is:

ASUS P6T Motherboard
Intel Core i7 960
Corsair XMS3 Tri Channel 12GB
Sapphire Radeon HD 5970 2GB
Corsair TX750W 750-Watt Power Supply

My problem is that I can't find the Video card available on the online stores I usually look on. I don't know many online stores (cause I'm Peruvian) and that's why Im asking for your help on this

How much should I pay for it, and Where can I buy this videocard

PD: If any suggestions on the build Im going for please advice.

Thanks !!!
July 15, 2011 5:56:06 PM

Hi Greg,

Thank you so much for the fast response :) 

I should also mention that (dont get upsed :p ) has been 4 years since I build my own PC, I was into PS3 and XBOX but i want to switch back to PC now. Forgive my ignorance in the latest technologies :( 

Back to the point... per your suggestion i will be going for :

-Intel Core i7-2600K
-Corsair CMX8GX3M2A1600C9 XMS3 8GB DDR3
-Diamond 6950PE52G Radeon HD 6950
or
-XFX HD-695X-CDDC Radeon HD 6950

Wich videocard would you recomend? there is a lot of models for HD 6950

is the ASUS P6T good enough for strong gaming?

and my last question which online store would you recommend me to try (currently checking TigerDirect)

PD: I have a $1500 budget... so I'm trying to get the best I can in value/performance (CPU-GPU-MO-RAM)

Im sorry for all this noob questions... im sure you get this all the time

Thanks !

July 16, 2011 1:18:03 AM

What are you going to do with the computer? If your just browsing, $500 is fast enough, If your gaming, $1000 is enough(Depend on resolution) and if using CS5.5, $2000 is enough... I Would recommend buying a 6970 for around $320(Just 1 or two for high res monitor) and it should be able to run 2 monitor.. You dont need 2GB per monitor(if 2 monitors) if you aint doing any super large photo or view(if you got a 2560x1440 or higher than 2GB per monitor)... When my bro's doing his PhotoShop at 1920x1200, it haven't even use pass 512MB(300MB) and gaming can almost reach 1GB(Usually 700MB and up for max settings in games).. Get this VideoCard that i recommended:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (Use at least 25% of your money for the video)
and also get the i5-2500k(Bang for buck, 2600k isn't needed as only few programs take advantage of HTT)
BTW, I'd wait for the New LGA 2011(Sandy-Bridge E) to come out either this year Q4 or next year of Q1, it'll be priced from $300-$1500Price is based on Xeon prices... Wait and get the $300 LGA 2011 this or next year...
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July 16, 2011 3:45:40 PM

Quote:
I5-2500K
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3-B3 USD 139
8GB DDR3 1600mhz - USD 80 +/-?
2* Power Color HD6950 2GB in CrossFireX USD 269 each.



do u already have a decent case and PSU ?
and the Asus p6t is a good board just cant fit the 32nm sandy bridge CPUs



One more thing: Consider running Tri Screen since u would be running on dual GPU


Hi Greg,

I will be going for

Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3-B3
2x Power Color HD6950 2GB
8GB DDR3 1600mhz (kingston or Corsair?)
Corsair TX750W 750-Watt (would you recommend another one?)
i5 2500k or i7 2600k (are you sure i5 will handle anything I throw at it... like dirt3 battlefield3 crysis2 at max resolution?)

I do have already 3 monitors 24" ... but I was planing to use a 51" HD TV (should I go for monitor only?)

I was planning in getting the case after I get everything else, to make sure everything fits

Any suggestions?

Thank you so much for your help !


July 16, 2011 4:17:25 PM

This topic has been moved from the section Graphics & Displays to section Systems by Mousemonkey
July 16, 2011 11:58:50 PM

Quote:
Cooler Master's HAF series would be my recommendation, just look for one within ur budget.
That PSU u have is also , IMO enough to run 3*6950 2GB

as far as CPu go, there is generally no difference between a i5-2500K and i7-2600K in gaming.
and at resolutions above 1080 and above, CPu performance matters even lesser compared to GPU performance
and one monitor=1920*1080
3 monitor = 5760*1080

so i would personally lean towards the higher res experience of gaming on tri-screen, but then again, u can just switch between displays.


Hi Greg,

Thank you muh for all the tips and guide....

Im following all your suggestions

the last thing I would like to ask you is about the memory and PSU (the one I mention is not available)

Ram (Corsair or Kingston):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

I have everyting else ready to order, once I get my pc running Im gonna find the way to thank you for all your help ;) 

Regards
!