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January 2, 2012 4:06:54 AM

so guys im close in building my new gaming and multimedia rig for video editing and stuff.

my specs are:

CPU:i5-2500k
MOBO:Asrock z68 Extreme4 Gen3
RAM:Ripjaws 8gb
HDD:WD blue 500gb
Case:CM StormEnforcer

GPU: i cant decide on what or which one to buy what I have in mind right now is a Palit GTX 560ti Sonic or Sapphire 6950 1gb

and knowing that the new series of video cards are coming should i wait or should I buy a GTX 570 instead, because its somewhat of a "futureproof" video card

I'm open to suggestions :hello: 

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January 2, 2012 6:06:52 AM

what is your budget limit
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January 2, 2012 6:56:50 AM

new gfx cards from amd should be coming out next week, if you can hold out till then you could decide yourself.
among the cards you listed, gtx 570 is the most powerful, gtx 6950 and 560ti trade blows depending on games. all three of them are near top tier.
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January 2, 2012 7:53:51 AM

@demar3214 same range as the gtx 570 :D 
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January 2, 2012 8:35:02 AM

@de5_roy so knowing that is the most powerful among the three would it be practical if I just buy the GTX 570 when the southern islands are released? and of course their prices would go down (i hope :D )

and if i do buy it would the gtx 570 last until the MAXWELLs?
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January 2, 2012 8:40:40 AM

well it is true that their prices would go down with the release of the new cards, if you can wait out 1 or 2 months when they come out, well also depends on how updated the site/place your going to buy it from, but hopefully if a gtx580 3gb comes down to the price of a 570 then go for that one well not like it would happen but still
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January 2, 2012 8:44:33 AM

if you can wait I think its worth it at least waiting for the first price drops as the 7970 will have to drop 580 prices and the whole line will probably drop in price a bit from nvidia. Not sure if AMD will drop their prices seeing as they are launching the new cards at an extreme price premium, will probably do it just cause nvidia does tho.

Its still unconfirmed when the rest of the 7000 series will launch.
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January 2, 2012 8:55:44 AM

kirov96 said:
@de5_roy so knowing that is the most powerful among the three would it be practical if I just buy the GTX 570 when the southern islands are released? and of course their prices would go down (i hope :D )

and if i do buy it would the gtx 570 last until the MAXWELLs?

it will last you as long as you don't drive it up to it's limits. and if new games demand higher than 570's maximum abilities, you could always turn down gfx settings to get more fps. i don't even know the correct kepler launch dates (iirc q1-q3 2012) let alone maxwell.
imo higher end cards from the new 7000 series and nvidia's new kepler cards should be better choice if they deliver better performance than current ones.
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January 2, 2012 9:02:06 AM

I would wait for the Kepler. If the performance jump from the 500 series to the 600 series is as much as it was from the 200 to 400 series, then we might be looking at quite a whopping show. But that's just because I'm a nvidia die-harder. :D 

It all depends on how long you're prepared to wait till you buy a new system. If you cant, then go with the 570. If you're overclocking, get the MSI Twin Frozer version with the dual fans. Helps a lot. :) 
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January 2, 2012 10:14:34 AM

AMD's Southern Islands 7000 series are going to be released on the 9th of January. From the Tom's Hardware preview these cards are about 1.5 times as powerful as the GTX 580 ... The current fastest single GPU card on the market. In a couple of months time NVidia is going to return fire with the Kepler (600 series) which will probably match or beat the performance of the Southern Islands.

In short, the only way to future proof yourself against the new cards is to buy a GTX 590 or Radeon 6990 dual GPU cards. Then the driver support for these is troublesome compared to the single GPU cards.

I recommend that you wait for the Radeon 7950 to come out. This card will offer probably 1.3- 1.4 times the performance of the GTX 580 and should be around about $350 US. 3GB of GDDR5 will also be beneficial for video editing.
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January 2, 2012 11:15:34 PM

AdarshNiddodi said:
I would wait for the Maxwell. If the performance jump from the 500 series to the 600 series is as much as it was from the 200 to 400 series, then we might be looking at quite a whopping show. But that's just because I'm a nvidia die-harder. :D 

It all depends on how long you're prepared to wait till you buy a new system. If you cant, then go with the 570. If you're overclocking, get the MSI Twin Frozer version with the dual fans. Helps a lot. :) 




man that's one of my concerns too. What if the keplers are twice or thrice the performance boost that means i've wasted my money on the 570
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January 2, 2012 11:46:15 PM

de5_Roy said:
it will last you as long as you don't drive it up to it's limits. and if new games demand higher than 570's maximum abilities, you could always turn down gfx settings to get more fps. i don't even know the correct kepler launch dates (iirc q1-q3 2012) let alone maxwell.
imo higher end cards from the new 7000 series and nvidia's new kepler cards should be better choice if they deliver better performance than current ones.





well my problem is i dont have that kind of money to buy those high end cards :na: 

and would SLI'ng the 570 make them futureproof?....my PSU choice is CoolerMaster Silent series M700w 80+ :D 
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January 3, 2012 12:00:34 AM

and sli 570s would be more than any new gpu coming out the 7970 should be around 550
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January 3, 2012 2:55:37 AM

kirov96 said:
well my problem is i dont have that kind of money to buy those high end cards :na: 

and would SLI'ng the 570 make them futureproof?....my PSU choice is CoolerMaster Silent series M700w 80+ :D 

sli gtx 570s would offer very high performance for today's standards. can't say if it'll make your system futureproof until the gtx570/gtx570 sli has been compared to new cards.
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January 3, 2012 3:30:50 AM

demar3214 said:
and sli 570s would be more than any new gpu coming out the 7970 should be around 550



dude I think that the step-up doesnt work here in the philippines :D 


and ill SLI them when the prices go down :) 
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January 3, 2012 5:38:33 AM

de5_Roy said:
sli gtx 570s would offer very high performance for today's standards. can't say if it'll make your system futureproof until the gtx570/gtx570 sli has been compared to new cards.




well if they offer very high perfomance now maybe they could keep up until the maxwell's arrive and is a Coolermaster GX series 80+ 750w enough for SLI?

:D 


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January 3, 2012 8:51:20 AM

Well, depends on whether you're OCing both the cards or not. Also, two reference GTX 570's consume up to 650W when doing stress tests like FurMark, OCCT, Kombustor. If you'll be doing a lot of that, then an 850W PSU must be ideal. But in gaming they use 350-450W, so you should manage just fine with 750W.
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January 4, 2012 9:30:42 AM

AdarshNiddodi said:
Well, depends on whether you're OCing both the cards or not. Also, two reference GTX 570's consume up to 650W when doing stress tests like FurMark, OCCT, Kombustor. If you'll be doing a lot of that, then an 850W PSU must be ideal. But in gaming they use 350-450W, so you should manage just fine with 750W.



does overclocking the cards make them more helpful in other stuff except games?....if not i wont be OC'ing them

and if i do plan to OC. should I have their memory,clock speeds,voltage,etc set to identical?? i havent OC'ed in my entire life :D 
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