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Need help for my build .... Cant decide graphic card.

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a b U Graphics card
December 22, 2011 1:28:45 PM

Hi guys!

I am making a new build but i am having some problems :S

here is my config :

Cpu : i3 2100
Psu : gx 650W
Ram : corsair vengeance 4gb or 8gb
Hdd : 750 hd caviar black
Dvd : sony 22x
Mobo : p8z68 m pro /// p8z68 v (depends on what GPU i will choose )
Gpu : Gtx 460 Vs Hd 6850 both of gigabyte or msi hawk

for my mobo i need to choose GPU first cuz if i choose ati i will get the M pro ... if i get nvidia ima buy the V .
Thank you for ur help ;) 
a c 88 U Graphics card
December 22, 2011 1:31:50 PM

Are you planning to xfire or SLI in the future?

The p8z68 v supports both xfire and sli so it would be the best choice and takes either AMD or Nvidia.
a b U Graphics card
December 22, 2011 1:36:36 PM

y thats the problem cuz i dont know if ill sli or cf in future.. i need max 2 months till i upgr my monitor (now is 1280*1024)to a 20" one 1600x900 ...can a silngle gtx 460 or hd 6850 handle bf3 or mw3 at 1600*900 highest resolution ?
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a c 88 U Graphics card
December 22, 2011 1:40:55 PM

Get the p8z68 v so you can use either Nvidia or AMD graphics cards.

Yes both cards can handle that resolution for those games.
a b U Graphics card
December 22, 2011 1:43:48 PM

ok thank you :)  but another question which of this cards to choose ? i heard that nvidia leads with her drivers while ati dsnt .
a b U Graphics card
December 22, 2011 1:55:06 PM

i searched alot for this cards and i realized that gigabyte has the best cooler and most recomend it ...guru , toms, anandtech . so i want a gigabyte card cuz i will do some OC . thanks for your time :) 
a c 88 U Graphics card
December 22, 2011 1:57:16 PM

You're Welcome.

Go for the Gigabyte , I did and I absolutely love it :) 
a c 232 U Graphics card
December 22, 2011 2:20:03 PM

You're prolly talking $125 for a half way decent 1600x900 monitor. Going to HD resolution (1920 x 1080) would cost just $35 more ..... when ya make the move, I'd move straight to HD

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

That being said, I wouldn't do any build w/o CF or SLI from the get go or at least as a potential future upgrade. It's the easiest way to add a 75% performance increase to your machine. That being on the table, the 650 watt PSU is a bit light ... I'd want a 750 or better yet 850 watter in there to handle that eventuality.

After that, for selection of GFX cards, it comes down to what ya can spend. Guru3D uses the following games in their test suite, COD-MW, Bad Company 2, Dirt 2, Far Cry 2, Metro 2033, Dawn of Discovery, Crysis Warhead. Total fps (summing fps in each game @ 1920 x 1200) for the various options in parenthesis (single card / SL or CF) are tabulated below along with their cost in dollars per frame single card - CF or SLI:

$ 140.00 6850 (371/634) $ 0.38 - $ 0.44
$ 160.00 6870 (434/701) $ 0.37 - $ 0.46
$ 240.00 6950 (479/751) $ 0.50 - $ 0.64
$ 280.00 6950 Frozr OC (484/759) $ 0.58 - $ 0.74
$ 190.00 560 Ti (455/792) $ 0.42 - $ 0.48
$ 350.00 6970 (526/825) $ 0.67 - $ 0.85
$ 215.00 560 Ti - 900 Mhz (495/862) $ 0.43 - $ 0.50
$ 340.00 570 (524/873) $ 0.65 - $ 0.78
$ 470.00 580 (616/953) $ 0.76 - $ 0.99

The two that make the most sense to me (cost in dollars per frame) are highlighted in bold text. For example, the 6870 gets ya 434 fps in the test suite at a cost of 37 cents per frame in a single card configuration.....and 701 fps at a cost of 46 cents per frame.
a b U Graphics card
December 22, 2011 2:55:05 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
You're prolly talking $125 for a half way decent 1600x900 monitor. Going to HD resolution (1920 x 1080) would cost just $35 more ..... when ya make the move, I'd move straight to HD

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

That being said, I wouldn't do any build w/o CF or SLI from the get go or at least as a potential future upgrade. It's the easiest way to add a 75% performance increase to your machine. That being on the table, the 650 watt PSU is a bit light ... I'd want a 750 or better yet 850 watter in there to handle that eventuality.

After that, for selection of GFX cards, it comes down to what ya can spend. Guru3D uses the following games in their test suite, COD-MW, Bad Company 2, Dirt 2, Far Cry 2, Metro 2033, Dawn of Discovery, Crysis Warhead. Total fps (summing fps in each game @ 1920 x 1200) for the various options in parenthesis (single card / SL or CF) are tabulated below along with their cost in dollars per frame single card - CF or SLI:

$ 140.00 6850 (371/634) $ 0.38 - $ 0.44
$ 160.00 6870 (434/701) $ 0.37 - $ 0.46
$ 240.00 6950 (479/751) $ 0.50 - $ 0.64
$ 280.00 6950 Frozr OC (484/759) $ 0.58 - $ 0.74
$ 190.00 560 Ti (455/792) $ 0.42 - $ 0.48
$ 350.00 6970 (526/825) $ 0.67 - $ 0.85
$ 215.00 560 Ti - 900 Mhz (495/862) $ 0.43 - $ 0.50
$ 340.00 570 (524/873) $ 0.65 - $ 0.78
$ 470.00 580 (616/953) $ 0.76 - $ 0.99

The two that make the most sense to me (cost in dollars per frame) are highlighted in bold text. For example, the 6870 gets ya 434 fps in the test suite at a cost of 37 cents per frame in a single card configuration.....and 701 fps at a cost of 46 cents per frame.


gx 750 would be good to ?i will think about that monitor :)  about the hd 6870 and 560 ti : i will do some OC to my card and gtc 460 OC its better than hd 6850 and better than 560 ti a little . so ill get the gtx 460 gigabyte or hd 6850 gigabyte...if i choose bettween those cards i will choose my mobo too :) 
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