Graphics card recommendation

I'm building my first pc soon and its mainly for gaming at 1080p I want a single card that's good for a while.

650w corsair psu
1080p 42' tv

I want to be able to play skyrim at high settings with a good fps.

My choice seems to be the 570 or the 6970 any brands get a good recommendation or to avoid?

Sorry this is a bit rushed its the end of My lunch at work.
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  1. EVGA, Sapphire, Asus, MSI, XFX good brands. Maybe wait a bit for the new series ?
  2. When us the new series due? I've been planning this for a while but only just got the job to pay for it.

    Also Skyrim.
  3. The new ATI 7000 series will arrive at the beginning of the 2012.
  4. How likely is that? Also is it a tick or a tock upgrade?
  5. GreenDutchAlien said:


    I guess I wait then. Will be better I guess, I was skimping on the psu (650 not 750) and the motherboard (Gigabyte not Asus Pro)

    Cheers matey.
  6. :D
  7. GreenDutchAlien said:
    :D


    I dislike waiting. Especially for a indeterminate amount of time.
  8. There's nothing out there that will tell you exactly when the new cards will hit. When they do, it's possible that there will be availability problems due to 28nm yields (which COULD also drive up prices depending on how they perform compared to NVidia's current high end offerings like the 580). Bototm line is that there is a lot of rumor and speculation.

    If you are looking to do a build now and don't have a system that you're happy with, finding a great deal on a 570 or a 6970 is not a bad decision. Unless a card that would directly change your buying decision is coming out in a reasonably short period of time, my recommendation is to buy the product that best fits your needs at that time. There is always something else right around the corner (or if you can live with your current rig long enough to wait for the next gen)- both of those cards will do you well for quite a while.

    A 650w psu is fine for either of those- if you intend to add a second card then you may want to spend a bit extra and get the 750w or 850w version to give yourself some headroom. The 750tx is actually the same price (after rebate) as the 650tx on newegg right now. The 850tx will run you about 30 bucks more after rebate.

    Cheers!
  9. beltzy said:
    There's nothing out there that will tell you exactly when the new cards will hit. When they do, it's possible that there will be availability problems due to 28nm yields (which COULD also drive up prices depending on how they perform compared to NVidia's current high end offerings like the 580). Bototm line is that there is a lot of rumor and speculation.

    If you are looking to do a build now and don't have a system that you're happy with, finding a great deal on a 570 or a 6970 is not a bad decision. Unless a card that would directly change your buying decision is coming out in a reasonably short period of time, my recommendation is to buy the product that best fits your needs at that time. There is always something else right around the corner (or if you can live with your current rig long enough to wait for the next gen)- both of those cards will do you well for quite a while.

    A 650w psu is fine for either of those- if you intend to add a second card then you may want to spend a bit extra and get the 750w or 850w version to give yourself some headroom. The 750tx is actually the same price (after rebate) as the 650tx on newegg right now. The 850tx will run you about 30 bucks more after rebate.

    Cheers!


    So if I wait I can
    Get a better GPU
    Save for bigger PSU
    Possibly have to wait longer

    However the argument against waiting is Skyrim.
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