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QUICK, need opinions between GT430 & 6xxx cards

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October 20, 2011 2:28:10 AM

Doing my first build and I'm looking at several GPUs at the moment. I need a quick opinion about which is better between these cards before they go out of rebate.

MSI
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

vs

ICEQ 6570
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and also to an extent

ICEQ 6770
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mind telling me which is better mainly between the 1st two GPUs I linked. I've been constantly influenced by my m8s to buy ICEQ b/c they don't mess around with their heatsinks and the reason I'm questioning the MSI over the ICEQ is b/c I can't wrap my head around the mem clock it handles. It was also listed in the newegg review that it handles autocad quite well (+1).

Planing for:
Autocad
World of Tanks
Battlefield 3
Large Video Rendering/Processing
etc...

Build:
AMD Phenom II X4 955
MSI 870A-G54
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL
Corsair CX430 V2

Budget:
~$100

Plz comment on the GPUs or if there is anything you would suggest changing in my new build. Thx :) 
a c 109 U Graphics card
October 20, 2011 4:38:36 AM

You won't really find any good gpu's for what you are planning on doing. However the best gpu at this moment would be the 6770.
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October 20, 2011 5:33:53 AM

a gt430 is slower than the amd cards mentioned. the 6770 is the lowest card i would buy for gaming. a gt430 doesnt even meet the minimum required for BF3.
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October 20, 2011 8:21:31 AM

An HD6670 is only $5 more than the HD6570 you linked and is significantly better but as the others said you should really get an HD6770. There are some as low as $90 after rebate on Newegg at the moment. The IceQ is a nice cooler but the cards you are looking at do not use much power/give off much heat so the cooler should be a very secondary concern compared to getting the best GPU for the money you have to spend.
As for the rest of the components I would recommend getting 2 x 4gb of DDR3 rather than one 8gb so you can use it in dual channel mode. Switching to an AM3+ motherboard so you can upgrade to the latest AMD processors in the future if you want to would be a wise decision as well.
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October 22, 2011 7:25:43 PM

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October 22, 2011 7:31:47 PM

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