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October 11, 2011 3:27:46 AM

Exclude PhysX and pretend these are all Non-physX capable...what card is better

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...


Specs:

AMD 1100T 3.3GHz Black

Asrock Fatal1ty 990X AM3+

Corsair AX850W

Haf X (wont be a issue to fit in hopefully since it fits in the 800D no prob)

Haf X Measurements: 23.20" x 9.10" x 21.70"

Corsair 800D Measurements: 24.00" x 9.00" x 24.00"

power requirements is around 750W


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a b U Graphics card
October 11, 2011 3:51:01 AM

For a single card/GPU the 580 is the fastest no question. With that 850w PSU you can buy a single 580 now for great performance and SLI later no problem when you need more power. You could also go with 2x 6950 2gb in xfire or 2x 560 ti 2gb in SLI for maximum performance now, but less upgradeable in the future.
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a c 189 U Graphics card
October 11, 2011 3:53:30 AM

What about your monitor? just one monitor or you want to try eyefinity? size?
For gaming?
From 5 cards above I think GTX580 is more suitable, but again, it depend on your purpose...
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October 11, 2011 4:11:55 AM

sadly i got a 1024x764 CRT maybe ill get a 6970 with a DVI minitor
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October 11, 2011 4:14:59 AM

oh and i plan on playing very demanding games like Metro 2033 and stuff like that if i get a gtx 580 i can use physX and Nvidia 3D vision
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a b U Graphics card
October 11, 2011 4:22:58 AM

At 1024x764 a single gtx 580 is probably more than enough for 3D and phyX (just make sure your CRT supports 120Hz though). At 1920x1080 2 GTX 580's in SLI would be much better for 3D, especially if you want to max games like Metro 2033 in 3D. If you want to upgrade your monitor now and still be 3D capable, keep in mind that 120Hz 1080p LCD's are still pretty expensive.
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October 11, 2011 4:25:44 AM

should i go cheap and pick up a 6970 or a gtx 570? with a 20 inch 1600x900 monitor? that is dvi
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a c 189 U Graphics card
October 11, 2011 4:25:59 AM

Well, for 1024x764, a single 560 is more than enough, no need go higher than that unless you are planning to get a new/bigger monitor...
Actually, your whole PC is just too overkill for just a single 1024x764 monitor.
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a c 189 U Graphics card
October 11, 2011 4:30:24 AM

May I suggest bigger (HD) monitor that will be 1920x1080?
It will be wise for a longer term.

Yes, a single 6970 or 570 is enough for 1600x900.
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a b U Graphics card
October 11, 2011 4:33:24 AM

A single 6970 or 570 would be a perfect fit for 1600x900.

Keep in mind that you will not be able to run 3D vision unless your monitor has a refresh rate of 120Hz.
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October 11, 2011 4:37:14 AM

i am not going to run 3d vision until im runing 2 gtx 570s in SLI for 3d vision surround
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a b U Graphics card
October 11, 2011 4:51:03 AM

Response time is 5ms, so it's not the best for gaming but it seems like a good price.

To be honest though, if you are used to gaming a lot on a CRT with 80Hz+ refresh rate, then switching to a 60Hz 5ms+ response time LCD will be quite different, at least for me it was. Switching from a CRT to a 60Hz 2ms LCD, I noticed a lot of tearing in games where I get 100fps or more, but at least the 2ms response time meant no ghosting issues. Eventually I got used to it, but in hindsight I wished I had gotten a 120Hz monitor. If you want true CRT-like smooth gaming you really do want a 120Hz 2ms LCD monitor, but unfortunately they are still quite expensive even today, which is why many hardcore gamers still use CRT's.
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October 11, 2011 5:09:15 AM

my crt can play perfectly i don't want to give it up as much as i can i don't like AA and my crt has survived a throw to the ground it is 10 years old and still running actually it will do anything i throw at it even HD netflix
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October 11, 2011 5:15:50 AM

my crt can run 1600x1200 idk if that is good but it seems like it will love a gtx 570 or 580 very well
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a b U Graphics card
October 11, 2011 5:21:53 AM

1600x1200 is basically the non widescreen version of 1920x1080 (only about 8% less total pixels), so a 570 or 580 will be able to flex itself at that res.
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October 11, 2011 5:23:54 AM

oh and this monitor was made in 1998 it is 12 years old and birthday will be in 3 days this is also energy star efficient it is the compaq S900
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October 11, 2011 5:27:24 AM

sould i just grab the gtx 580? i wont be upgrading for another 5 years
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October 11, 2011 5:34:47 AM

Best answer selected by KISHERE.
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a b U Graphics card
October 11, 2011 5:39:40 AM

5 years is forever in technology so who knows if it will be enough for that long, but refer to my first post on what you should get. I personally like single card solutions just so I don't have to deal with SLI/xfire issues such as PCIe spacing, top card getting to hot, driver issues (although less common these days), etc. So my vote is for a single GTX 580 now, and get a second 580 later if you need more power in a couple years. But, again, if you want max performance now 2x 6950 2gb or 2x 560 ti are both faster than a single 580.
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October 11, 2011 2:59:15 PM

yes but i got a narrow upgrade id have to wait till the gtx 680 for myself to upgrade then
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a c 273 U Graphics card
October 11, 2011 6:34:31 PM

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