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January 19, 2012 4:40:18 PM

So I have a lot of it figured out on what I am buying but I still need some advice on what GPU to get

I can get 2 of these now

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

Or I can get one of these now but probably wouldn't end up getting a 2nd until the prices dropped considerably if ever.



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

Sometimes I'll be using my 42 in 1080p LCD, but mostly an older 21inch 1080i monitor. I obviously want it to be amazing on the tv though.

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January 19, 2012 6:00:40 PM

Can you give us the specs of the system?

At 1080p I'd suggest at least a GTX 560 Ti, like the one you listed (maybe a cheaper version) although many prefer 6950's. You can find 6970's for as little as $270 now, might wanna look into that.

NO! That 570 is a bad buy. 1GB of Vram is plenty for 1080p. Plenty.
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January 19, 2012 6:36:37 PM

Ok this leads to mroe Questions. Why is that 570 a bad guy? And why do so many people jump up and down screaming(ok maybe not screaming) that BF3 needs at least 1.2GB?
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January 19, 2012 6:59:33 PM

people want to justify their purchase by claiming stuff.

bf3 runs fine on 1 gb of ram.
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January 19, 2012 7:02:16 PM
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January 20, 2012 2:31:20 AM

Woah there buddy! Nice setup. I'd make a few tweaks though.
-First, where is the PSU and HDD?
-Might wanna drop the case to a $99 one, like the HAF 922 or Corsair 400R.
-Get 8GB ram. Much cheaper and you'll see the same performance.
-Drop the cooler to something like a Hyper 212+ EVO unless you plan on doing some CRAZY OCing.
-Lastly, cheaper motherboard. An ASRock P67 Gen3 Extreme4, or the Z68 Extreme3 are good options that will save you a bundle.

We'll talk more about graphics once you've looked at those changes ;) 
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January 20, 2012 2:45:08 AM

My bad, I was planning on going with a corsair hx850 or 1050 for the modularness(that a word?) and If I SLI I don't want to have to worry about lack of juice. I was concerned dropping back to an ASrock as I have heard lots of bad things. I really hadn't fully decided on the cooler and apparently grabbed the worng link for the ram, meant to grab the link for the 8GB kit.

Thanks for all the input
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January 22, 2012 9:11:34 PM

It's bad because:
-2GB Vram. You DO NOT need 2 GB Vram.
-Way high price for what you get. You pay an incredible premium for something so unneccessary.

Seriously, try a 570 with 1280MB of ram or something. I'd prefer a 6970 but it's your call.
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