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Advice on High-End GFX upgrade

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Late next month
BUDGET RANGE: $800-$1050 Before Rebates

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming (BF3, Skyrim, Civ V, CoD,), 1080p video editing and rendering, watching YouTube, other stuff

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: Nvidia GTX560 (x1), Corsair AX1200 PSU

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: Case is a 600T (Corsair), CPU is an I7-2600K, hoping to get dual monitors

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: www.scan.co.uk (UK£ 100 = 156.43 U.S. dollars)
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom

PARTS PREFERENCES: None really, though I am an Nvidia fan.

OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes / Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Must run games at high/ultra on 2 1080p monitors at good FPS


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Include a list of any GPUs you are currently considering or would like opinions on.

2x EVGA 1280MB GeForce GTX 570 HD Superclocked NVIDIA Graphics Card
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1280mb-evga-gtx-570-hd-superclocked-40nm-3900mhz-gddr5-gpu-797mhz-shader-1594mhz-480-cores-plusfree-

2x Gigabyte GeForce GTX 580 1536MB NVIDIA Graphics Card
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1536mb-gigabyte-gtx-580-4008mhz-ggr5-795mhz-pci-e-dvi-hdmi-vga-plusfree-batman-arkham-city

3X XFX HD 6950 XXX AMD Radeon Graphics Card - 2GB
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-xfx-hd-6950-xxx-pcie-21-(x16)-5200mhz-gddr5-gpu-830mhz-1408-cores-hdmi-2x-mini-displayport-2x-dv


Thanks, gooseta
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  1. bump?!
  2. Save your money and just get a second GTX 560 Ti. Especially when given a nice OC two of those in SLI should have no problem with any game at max settings at 1080p. The difference between that and the options you listed will be negligible.
  3. Really? A bump after 8 minutes?

    If you're that impatient, get the 580s - clearly you need the fastest thing you can possibly buy.
  4. jyjjy said:
    Save your money and just get a second GTX 560 Ti. Especially when given a nice OC two of those in SLI should have no problem with any game at max settings at 1080p. The difference between that and the options you listed will be negligible.


    It's a 560, not a Ti, and I am building a new system, so should I recycle it? I really want 570s or something in that class SLid/CFXd

    EDIT: and what about 3X 6950s?
  5. gooseta said:
    bump?!

    Don't...
    Bump posts


    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/283384-33-read-first
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