Hey guys, building myself a new gaming rig and I would like some advice/critiques on the parts I have chosen. My budget was honestly around $1500, but I have given myself a little bit more room for the cost of the GPU.
I am torn in deciding between the 6870 (seems like a great card for the current price) and the 570 (considerably more expensive).
The main aspect I'm trying to achieve in this build is 'Cool and Quiet'. That 570 card definitely is just that but comes at a premium of $170.
I will be gaming at 1980x1080 on a single monitor, and from the bench-marking I have looked up between the two cards, it is hard to say which I should go with from a performance perspective: Bench-mark. (I can see that the 570 in those tests does pull ahead of the 6870, but I am speaking in price vs. performance here.)
I dunno which one to choose, any advice to help push me one way or the other would be appreiated! ^^
Hmm, not much benefit in the 570 then? Since its only 2 tiers above the 6870 as apposed to the recommended 3.
What they mean is that your new card should be 3 tiers above the card you allready have. Personally I would spend less on case, RAM and PSU. Then use that money to buy a faster video card than 6870. That's just me though.
wel firstl, change mobo to asus maximum gene-z . change ram to g.skill ripjaws x series 8gb cuz games only use like 8gb of ram and corsair is taller than g.skill and can get in the way. also the samsung ecogreen is only 3.0gb/s spend an extra 10$ 'n' get a wd caviar black 1.5tb. and that psu is way overkill how about a corsair tx550, or if u want some more headroom a tx650. and u dont need that extra fan but if u really want an extra fan than get a xigmatek extreme silent 120mm (12cm.) and if your building a computer (i believe we've already established that ) your gonna need an optical drive theres a lg black 12x bd-rom 4 only 60$ on newegg . and since the 2500k isnt the MOST advanced cpu you dont need liquid cooling 4 it might i suggest the cooler master hyper 212 evo. and if i had the money id get a 570 if i could.
you can adjust a 7970 but it's kinda overkill and wastage for single 1080p monitor.7950 is more than enough.overclock it well.everything is compatible and good to go.this rig is enough max out any game at the moment.