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June 6, 2011 9:31:54 AM

Hi


Im 1 step away from my new GPU ( I think), but i don't know witch of them will be the best and the quietest on my gaming rig.

My PC:
Intel i5 760 3.2Ghz
4Gb DDR3 RAM
17'' monitor (1280x1024), but soon getting a bigger one. Somethimes use with my TV

The list of GPU's im looking at:
Gigabyte Geforce GTX 560 OC Ti
HIS ATI Radeon HD6870
ZOTAC GF CUDA GTX 470, 1280MB GDDR5
ASUS GTX560 DCII OC PCIE 1GB GDDR5
Sapphire Radeon HD6950, 2GB
or maybe something more.

My budget is ~220$, and in my country I can get some GPU's for a pretty low price.

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June 6, 2011 9:33:39 AM

Oww, and btw I live in Latvia, so u can try searching some GPU's in a page called salidzini.lv
And 220$ in my country is ~120Ls
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June 6, 2011 9:52:27 AM

In terms of noise, you'll be wanting one without a centrifugal fan and with a co-axial fan. This riles out the 6870 and 6950 unfortunately. I personally would suggest either the Gigabyte or the Asus GTX 560's as they perform well at 1080 and are comparatively quiet under load.
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June 6, 2011 10:34:31 AM

And i need a card, that wouldnt eat much watts, cuz if i want a good GPU, then i need to find a pretty cheap PSU.
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June 6, 2011 10:50:19 AM

The 560 will work fine on anything as little as a 550W PSU, which can be gotten from reputable manufacturers for good prices.
June 6, 2011 11:06:50 AM

Griffolion said:
The 560 will work fine on anything as little as a 550W PSU, which can be gotten from reputable manufacturers for good prices.

How do u think, will a Xilence 550W PSU work good with GTX560?
And i plan to OC the 560 too a bit.
June 6, 2011 11:13:15 AM

And will the GTX560 be maxing out everything for me about 2 years further, if I stick with my 17'' monitor?
I play all the best FPS and racing games(CoD, BFBC2.....), and I will want to max out BF3 and MW3. I have a CF mobo, so if I buy a better PSU and take any kind of HDxxxx GPU, I can later CF it.
But I heard, that u can SLI on a CF mobo.
June 6, 2011 2:14:53 PM

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@OP, have u asked around about a HD6850 before? ur profile pic looks really familiar....
:lol: 

If it comes with 2 or more PCI-E 6pins, I'd say it can, but considering how little power is going through the 12volts, it might be a bit risky

Yeah, I did ask about HD6850, but i didn't buy it :D 
I can't find anywhere the specs of Xilence 550W PSU
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June 6, 2011 2:20:52 PM

I do not recommend that PSU. I suggest a more solid unit by Antec, Corsair, Silverstone or Seasonic. They all are solid manufacturers and have budget lines that do not compromise on quality.
June 6, 2011 2:23:37 PM

Griffolion said:
I do not recommend that PSU. I suggest a more solid unit by Antec, Corsair, Silverstone or Seasonic. They all are solid manufacturers and have budget lines that do not compromise on quality.

Can u plz recommend me some PSU from site salidzini.lv with a max cost of 45Ls
June 6, 2011 5:49:23 PM

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^ Agree with Griffon, that PSU although not Bronze cert, has quite a lot juice going through the 12V rail than ur current PSU

How do u know about my current PSU?
And will a GTX560Ti SOC max out everything i want about 2 years further on 1280x1024 and somethimes 1920x1080?
June 7, 2011 9:38:31 AM

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BF3 will not make GPU prices fall, HD7k GPUs will, about Q4 this year

What would u recommend for me, stick with my 8400GS and play everything on lowest and wait for the HD7k series or buy now a GTX560Ti or HD6950 2Gb
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June 7, 2011 10:29:13 AM

There's never any point in waiting for the next release unless it's not very far away OR you're making a brand new build. Get a card now and enjoy it because it will still be potent for some time to come.
June 7, 2011 1:14:22 PM

Griffolion said:
There's never any point in waiting for the next release unless it's not very far away OR you're making a brand new build. Get a card now and enjoy it because it will still be potent for some time to come.

Last question,

Which card would be to most quiet?

http://www.1a.lv/datoru_komponentes/videokartes/sapphir...
or
http://www.1a.lv/datoru_komponentes/videokartes/gigabyt...
or
http://www.1a.lv/datoru_komponentes/videokartes/msi_gf_...

And which would be the best.
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June 7, 2011 1:34:04 PM

Top is expensive but you get performance for it.

Middle will be the cheap option.

Bottom is the quietest and probably fastest option due to it's hefty pre-overclock, i'd personally go for this one.
June 7, 2011 1:35:26 PM

And will Inter-Tech Energon EPS, 750W, Retail, 135mm run any of them (i know, it sucks, but i want more power for less money)

Specs of it:
Input Voltage - AC 220-240 V
Input Frequency - 50/60 Hz
Input Power Connectors Quantity - 1
Input Power Connectors Type - IEC-320 C14
Output Voltage - DC 3.3/5/±12 V
Maximum Output Power - 750 W
Power Adapter and Power Supply Features - Passive PFC
+3.3V - 28 A
+5V - 28 A
+12V1 - 20 A
+12V2 - 20 A
+12V3 - 20 A
+12V4 - 20 A
-12V - 0.8 A
+5VSB - 2.5 A
20+4-pin Main Connector - 1
8-pin +12V Power Connector - 1
4-pin Peripheral Power Connector - 6
4-pin Floppy Drive Connector - 2
5-pin S-ATA Connector - 6
6-pin PCI Express Connector - 1
6/8-pin PCI Express Connector - 1
Fans Installed Quantity - 1
Fan Diameter - 135 mm
June 7, 2011 1:41:50 PM

Griffolion said:
Top is expensive but you get performance for it.

Middle will be the cheap option.

Bottom is the quietest and probably fastest option due to it's hefty pre-overclock, i'd personally go for this one.

If i go with HD6950 2Gb, i can get it cheaper than it is in shops.
I worry about the noise level. (My current setup is max 25dB loud w/o any special silent components) :D 
If u could recommend me smthing from HD6950 and GTX560Ti.
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June 7, 2011 1:45:45 PM

Like i said, the GTX 560Ti you linked to will be the quietest you gave me to choose from.
June 7, 2011 1:47:45 PM

Griffolion said:
Like i said, the GTX 560Ti you linked to will be the quietest you gave me to choose from.

Will it be louder than 30-35dB?
I don't know why, but i like the HD6950 due to their unlockability to HD6970.
Maybe u can have a look at HD6950's? 2Gb i guess.
June 7, 2011 2:00:48 PM

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GTX560s and 6950s are suppose to run loud, for cards of their performance level, they both require 2 6pins and produce a lot of head,


owning the same Sapphire graphics Card, only with half the Vram, I would have to say that the fan is rather loud when playing graphics intensive games....
but if ur considering Crossfire in the future, the 2GB HD6950 is the way to go,
otherwise go for the MSI GTX560Ti Hawk, u listed.



and yes, the power supply u listed can run a GTX560Ti, just not 2
IMO

Well, i consider C-Fire in the future, cuz i have CF mobo. But that would be far away, cuz if i take HD6950 2gb, it would max out everything on 1280x1024 for a long time.
How loud it is on ur PC?
June 7, 2011 2:15:14 PM

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Different test setups............They contradict so much...........
TBH if ur looking for a quiet card that maxes out everything at 1280*1024,
there's a passive cooler HD5750 from Power Color, a HD5770 Passive cooler from Gigabyte, other than that, u would have to go to water cooling.


I think techpowered's review was done case close, tweakdown did it just next to the GPU.


As for the Sapphire in a case, I'd still call it loud but it's usually unnoticeable when ur gaming

Well, if the HD6950 2gb was so quiet over there and my current PC is very quiet too, then my PC with HD6950 wouldn't be louder than 35dB.
Is watercooling expensive?
And im worrying about the HD6950 fitness in my case. :D 
June 7, 2011 2:30:53 PM

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I think it's down to their case.........
and seriously no consideration for monitor upgrade?

Pretty much no, but i connect my PC to TV about 2 times in a week and play there on 1920x1080

June 7, 2011 2:33:00 PM

If i take a HD6950 or GTX560, i can take a Zalman VF3000A or Zalman VF3000N or TITAN VGA COOLER TWIN TURBO
for cooling. But maybe, if I would have money.
My PC is like a family PC, my parents go into internet, but i play games :D 
Thats why noise level is important
April 1, 2012 9:27:55 PM

RobisssLV said:
Hi


Im 1 step away from my new GPU ( I think), but i don't know witch of them will be the best and the quietest on my gaming rig.

My PC:
Intel i5 760 3.2Ghz
4Gb DDR3 RAM
17'' monitor (1280x1024), but soon getting a bigger one. Somethimes use with my TV

The list of GPU's im looking at:
Gigabyte Geforce GTX 560 OC Ti
HIS ATI Radeon HD6870
ZOTAC GF CUDA GTX 470, 1280MB GDDR5
ASUS GTX560 DCII OC PCIE 1GB GDDR5
Sapphire Radeon HD6950, 2GB
or maybe something more.

My budget is ~220$, and in my country I can get some GPU's for a pretty low price.


msi gforce 1GB DDR3 HDMI(support vortex & pixel shredder 4.0 DirectX 11.0) ~60$
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