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Igabyte GTX 560 OC vs Gigabyte Radeon 6870 OC

Hello everyone,

So which gfx card should I choose for bf3?
I've heard that the 6870 is slightly faster, but you can overclock the gtx 560 really well. And now that they're about the same price, I'm stuck. (6870 is $10 more). I've gone through a ton of reviews but I'm still confused.

I will greatly appreciate some help on this.


The rest of pc components I chose for my new build:

NZXT Guardian 921 RB
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Intel Mainboard - LGA 1155
G.SKILL DDR3 4GB (2X2GB) PC-12800/1600 F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL Ram
Intel CPU Core i5-2400 - LGA 1155
Also caught between enermax naxn 600w or corsair GS 600W ( Help on that would also be nice)
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    Hi xl-caliber.

    The 6870 is definitely the better card. If it is only $10 more, go with that one. It performs better than the 560 in BF3 but will also perform better in other games if you will play other games too.

    You can overclock any GPU with a decent cooler on it. Read the reviews and see what users say about their temps with the coolers from different manufacturers.

    As for the PSU, go with Corsair. Much more reliable brand and the Gaming Series provides good amperage on the 12V rail.

    Let me know if you have more questions
  2. Thank you so much for your quick reply. That solves all my problems. I think I'm now ready to order my new pc.
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