Some final decisions I need help making

So recently I've been looking at a new build and there are just a few things I can't decide on right now, so I figured I'd ask this community for their feedback. The build is going to be mainly for editing, gaming, and 3D work. So I need help on which graphics card and case I should get.

MOBO: ASUS P8P67 DELUXE (REV 3.0)

CPU: i7 2600k

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 1866MHz

Power Supply: KINGWIN Lazer 850w

SSD: Corsair Force 120GB

Harddrive: 500 GB 7200 RPM Western Digital

Disk Drive: Standard Drive

Thanks in advanced for anyone that decided to help! ^.^
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  1. Hi :)

    You buy the best and most expensive gaming card you can afford..... if it maxes games the other two it will do without any problem at all...

    All the best Brett :)
  2. full tower or mid tower ? price range ? cooling preference ? nvidia or ati ? . Great topic , just narrow it down :)
  3. Full or mid, but needs good cable management and look pretty nice :P, about 200 for the case and up to 300-325 for the gpu, no preference what so ever on cooling, and I'm kind of leaning more towards ati but I'm not exactly sure which is best.
  4. In your GPU price range there are lots of options. You could go with a 6950 (1GB ~$230 or 2GB for ~$260), SLI some 6850s (about $140/card), a 560TI 448 core (~$290), or a GTX 570 (~$340). What games/resolutions are you going to be playing at?

    Edit: You could get a really nice full tower case in the $150 range and use the extra money on the GPU...or put it into your pocket.
  5. That's the main problem I'm facing GPU wise, I'm not sure what brand is best and whether or not to get SLI or crossfire. I'm going to be playing Battlefield 3, Skyrim, Call of Duty and a few older games primarily, and at 1920x1080.
  6. nvidia = sli , ati = crossfire . that being , the only issue I've read with the 560's is that there limited to 1g of vram and some are saying that its not up to the task of the newer games . However , jumping to the 570's incurs a price jump of almost a hundred bux and most of them are still only 1280 to 2560mb so I agree with rugger keep the case budget under controll cuz the 570's are $350.00 and up
  7. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=-1&isNodeId=1&Description=nzxt+phantom
    ok I have the full tower version and i can say i love it, its beautifull, amazing cable management, screwless design yadiyariyari...beautifull too, and i heard the midi ones a great too so ur choise, and all of them are at a great price.

    and if u buy them, get a NVidia GTX 570 or a ATI/AMD HD 6970 GPUs, i'd say make the extra money for this if u bought the case i told u to: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127582&Tpk=msi%20gtx%20570%20twin%20frozr%20iii

    MSI's twin Frozr is amazing, seriously get the full tower phantom and the msi card and ur done.
  8. What kind of changes do crossfire/SLI give to your gaming experience? At the moment I'm leaning towards the 6950, or dual 550 ti's in SLI based on price, but I'm just not so sure on a performance stand point what I should be getting.
  9. As far as cases go at the moment I'm thinking about going with something like the HAF X, Level 10 GT, or the Corsair 600T. They all have great cable management and look really great.
  10. the advice I was given on this same subject was to go for the 570's . If ya can wait , nvidia is dropping a new product soon and " some " peeps are saying the 570's price will drop but that thott is highly contested . That being said the twin frozer goga44 referenced do get good reviews . The phantom's a bit to cartoonish for me but thats subjective .
  11. xzsl said:
    As far as cases go at the moment I'm thinking about going with something like the HAF X, Level 10 GT, or the Corsair 600T. They all have great cable management and look really great.

    600 t !
  12. Would it be better to get two 6950's in crossfire compared to one 570 though? The 6950 looks like something I could more easily get a chance to upgrade compared to the 570, but out of the two which has better performance?
  13. more bang for the buck as far as I can see with the 6950 . some of them are in the 2g vram range . As far as performance comparisons go http://www.hwcompare.com/9021/geforce-gtx-570-vs-radeon-hd-6950-2gb/ odd but seems like the 570 wins .... go fig
  14. I guess I'll be looking into a 570 then :P For this build I'm definitely trying to go for more prep in the future compared to my current one. But thanks for your help, now I just need to save a bit more and order everything :D
  15. good luck with your build !
  16. if you havent built it yet or even orderd the card then hold off for a few weeks till the new nvidia cards arive... you may not be able to afford 1 but they may cause a price reduction of about 10 percent on the higher end cards... currently you can get a 570 for £230 so you should be able to pick 1 up in the states for $340ish maybe less in a few weeks ;)
  17. HEXiT said:
    if you havent built it yet or even orderd the card then hold off for a few weeks till the new nvidia cards arive... you may not be able to afford 1 but they may cause a price reduction of about 10 percent on the higher end cards... currently you can get a 570 for £230 so you should be able to pick 1 up in the states for $340ish maybe less in a few weeks ;)

    If ya can wait , nvidia is dropping a new product soon and " some " peeps are saying the 570's price will drop but that thott is highly contested . .... lol agreed
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