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Rate My Build and Help on GPU Choice

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August 28, 2011 7:50:33 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: (e.g.: this week (the closer the better))
Budget Range: £800-£900
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Video Editing
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Scan, Aria, Ebuyer
Country of Origin: England
Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Intel
Overclocking: Yes / No / Maybe
SLI or Crossfire: Yes / No / Maybe
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Intended System Specs:
Coolermaster Storm Enforcer
Asus P8P67 Pro Intel P67 (REV B3)
Intel Core i5-2500K
MSI ATI Radeon HD 6950 OC Twin FrozR III Power Edition
8GB Mushkin Radioactive #997005 (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz
1TB Samsung F3 - Main Drive
OCZ Solid 3 60GB 2.5" SATA-III Solid State Hard Drive - Boot
LG GH24NS70 24x DVD±RW DL & RAM SATA Optical Drive
750W Corsair TX750

Please tell me what you think. Also, i'm wondering if i should get the MSI GTX 570 Twin Frozr III, as it's performs better. However, included with the 6950 you get Deus Ex, and it's cheaper.
Price with 6950: £854
Price with GTX 570: £890

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August 28, 2011 8:10:32 PM

This is a great system. I think you will be happy with the 6950, no need to spend the extra $$ on the 570.
August 28, 2011 8:54:19 PM

how are the drivers on the ATI? I read up somewhere that they are rather bad. I also generally prefer Nvidia over ATI. I'm pretty torn :L
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August 28, 2011 8:59:22 PM

AMD's drivers are fine
August 28, 2011 10:06:26 PM

I'm still a bit wary on which to get.
Can anyone give any comparisons or benchmarks?
September 2, 2011 2:34:34 PM

dextergene said:
I'm still a bit wary on which to get.
Can anyone give any comparisons or benchmarks?

You can look those up for yourself - Google is your friend.
September 2, 2011 4:02:31 PM

i would say get the 570 if you are planning on running the card solo and get the 6950 if you are going to run dual cards crossfire>sli
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