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August 20, 2011 4:36:17 PM

Hey Guys!

So, i'm building my first rig, and the parts are as follows:

i7 2600k
Z68x UD5 B3
Corsair 600t w/mesh panel
AX1200w
H80
Corsair Vengeance 8gb RAM
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB
Acer S242hl (24-inch)

So, now i'm looking for a graphics card. Originally i had the ATI Raedon HD 6970 in mind, however after reading a lot about how the nVidia GTX570 was really close behind it, i was just wondering is it really worth it to get the 6970? I'm probably going to buy from Canada Computers, or ncix, my country of origin is Canada. I would be planning to run crossfire/sli later on, but i would probably not be overclocking it. My price range for the graphics card is $500 tops (thats pushing it). So, Should i stick with the 6970 or get another card?

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a b U Graphics card
August 20, 2011 7:17:14 PM

$500 for a graphics card running on 1680x1050? lol

Get a GTX560 or GTX560Ti!
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August 20, 2011 7:19:16 PM

omnisome said:
$500 for a graphics card running on 1680x1050? lol

Get a GTX560 or GTX560Ti!


And not a 6970? What i ment by my resolution is thats what i'm currently running.
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a b U Graphics card
August 20, 2011 7:20:23 PM

^+1

A GTX 560 Ti is more than enough for 1680X1050, you'll be maxing out everything for a long time.
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August 20, 2011 7:21:34 PM

The Halo Don said:
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A GTX 560 Ti is more than enough for 1680X1050, you'll be maxing out everything for a long time.


Er. Sorry. I guess i worded myself wrong. Thats my CURRENT resolution with my shitty graphics card. It's like a GeForce 6200. I want the best i can get for around $500.
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a b U Graphics card
August 20, 2011 7:25:27 PM

shadowbuddy said:
Er. Sorry. I guess i worded myself wrong. Thats my CURRENT resolution with my shitty graphics card. It's like a GeForce 6200. I want the best i can get for around $500.


Still goes the same, a GTX 560 Ti is really good at 1980x1080(which is your highest resolution).

And if you are not pleased with it just SLI another 560 Ti, but if you like single's, then I guess you could do the GTX 570.

Trust me, A GTX 560 Ti maxes out almost every game today, except for maybe Crysis 2 DX11 and etc.
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a b U Graphics card
August 20, 2011 8:28:01 PM

I think shadowbuddy just wants to spend $500 so he can tell people how he spent $500 on a graphics card - needlessly.
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August 20, 2011 9:33:04 PM

omnisome said:
I think shadowbuddy just wants to spend $500 so he can tell people how he spent $500 on a graphics card - needlessly.


Thats just the amount of money left in my budget.....
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a c 172 U Graphics card
August 20, 2011 9:36:57 PM

It is your money and spend it however you like period. However for that ress they are right. I will say this that you can bring a 560ti to it's knees at that ress in some games if you enable and max out every thing. Gothic 4 that will do the job.
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August 30, 2011 4:09:39 AM

Best answer selected by shadowbuddy.
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