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March 27, 2012 11:45:06 PM

Hi everyone ive just decided to build a new rig for bf3 , portal 2, skyrim etc.......
and i was wondering if this is good enough to play most games on high to ultra
my specs are as follows:

Processor - Intel i5 2500k
Graphics Card - Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 (GV-N56GOC-1GI)
RAM - G.Skill Ripjaws X 8GB(2x 4GB) PC3-12800 / 1600MHz
Motherboard - ASRock Z68 EXTREME3 GEN3 Motherboard
PSU - Aywun Mega Power Pro Series 650W ***OR*** Corsair Builder Series CX-600 V2 (would they be good enough to run the 560???? with maybe abit of room to overclock the cpu and gpu ABIT?)
Case - Antec Two Hundred V2 Versatile ATX Tower Gaming Case
Monitor - 22" 1080p

btw if you have any reccomendations for a different psu or case for a similar price i live in australia
and im buying everything of http://www.mwave.com.au ...

thanks, stapo19

a b U Graphics card
March 27, 2012 11:51:24 PM

A single 560 won't nearly max out BF3 at 1080p, but you could certainly play it. The Corsair PSU will power the whole rig and give you OC headroom too.
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a b U Graphics card
March 27, 2012 11:51:58 PM

great choices, yes should run bf3 @1080p on highest or ultra with no AA
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March 27, 2012 11:54:24 PM

Aywun Mega Power Pro Series 650W ***OR*** Corsair Builder Series CX-600 V2 ********** sooo should i go with the corsair?
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a c 214 U Graphics card
March 27, 2012 11:57:50 PM

I don't know much about Aywun PSU's so I can't comment on that.I would say that the Corsair PSU is a stable one and gets good remarks in the reviews but you could do better for the price.

Antec VP 650 watt

http://www.mwave.com.au/sku-34040800-Antec_VP_Series_VP...

With a single GTX560 you should be able to play BF3 and Skyrim on high settings without any problems.All of the old source games you'll have no problem at all maxing out.Also you don't need a 650 watt to run a single GTX560 but it's good for future upgrades.Perhaps you may want to SLI someday.
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a b U Graphics card
March 28, 2012 12:03:23 AM

The aywun PSU is pretty bad. The corsair is miles ahead for sure.

A 560 will play most games at near max settings EXCEPT for BF3. My single 580 only gets 45fps with everything max plus AA.

it will play high settings though, and it still looks great.
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a b U Graphics card
March 28, 2012 12:05:49 AM

welshmousepk said:
The aywun PSU is pretty bad. The corsair is miles ahead for sure.

A 560 will play most games at near max settings EXCEPT for BF3. My single 580 only gets 45fps with everything max plus AA.

it will play high settings though, and it still looks great.


That's strange, my rig plays BF3 at 45 FPS, and my GPU is a 560 ti. BTW I play at 1080p.
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a c 92 U Graphics card
March 28, 2012 12:05:55 AM

buy a 560 ti at least
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a b U Graphics card
March 28, 2012 12:21:58 AM

7870 :)  or at least 560 ti if you want Nvidia
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a c 214 U Graphics card
March 28, 2012 12:31:20 AM

I've heard that things are much more pricey in Australia.

@esrever: You get me with that avatar every time.
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March 28, 2012 12:52:17 AM

unclejehmimah said:
That's strange, my rig plays BF3 at 45 FPS, and my GPU is a 560 ti. BTW I play at 1080p.


everything at ultra with 16 AF and 4xAA?

my 580 seems perfectly in line with all the benchmarks and reviews, so i'm sure you are not at the same settings.
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March 28, 2012 1:00:22 AM

welshmousepk said:
everything at ultra with 16 AF and 4xAA?

my 580 seems perfectly in line with all the benchmarks and reviews, so i'm sure you are not at the same settings.


Nope, Ultra, 4xAA, 1080p, 16x AF. All there, just a 2gb frame buffer and OC'd bits. Check my config if you're wondering about OC's and stuff.
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a b U Graphics card
March 28, 2012 1:05:14 AM

I find that a little hard to believe. since its well known a single 580 won't max the game, and that every bench ive seen shows between 40-50 fps at those settings.

hell, My previous setup had Two 560 TIs in SLI, and it only barely got a decent 60.

how overclocked are you exactly? granted, im currently running at stock but it seems impossible a 560ti is getting the same performance as a 580.
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a b U Graphics card
March 28, 2012 1:08:13 AM

Yeah thats plenty good enough to run it. particularly if you squeeze some overclocking out of it
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March 28, 2012 1:15:14 AM

welshmousepk said:
everything at ultra with 16 AF and 4xAA?

my 580 seems perfectly in line with all the benchmarks and reviews, so i'm sure you are not at the same settings.



I got 45fps with my MSI R6970 Lightning and a AMD 1100T @ 4.2...
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a b U Graphics card
March 28, 2012 1:19:29 AM

I'm not convinced most people understand what an average framerate is. You cant jsut look at it occasionally and say because its usually at 45 thats your average. you have to take into account all the times it goes below that.

im looking at lots of benchmarks and consistently seeing the 580 at about 45. So my card is not under performing.

don't want to derail thread anyway, this is very off topic. but it always seems that people have cards that are far more powerful than they could actually be.
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March 28, 2012 1:27:03 AM

i would swap for a corsair psu (i have the hx750) and step up to the 570. its quite a bit better when i compared it to my friend who has a 560ti. im rocking the evga 570 hd (the non overclocked one) and i pull ultra at 1080p with 50fps easy even with the stock clocks. when oc'd it just gets better from there :D 
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March 28, 2012 3:32:46 AM

Thanks for you help guys , but would a 6870 beat the gtx560 oc?
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a c 92 U Graphics card
March 28, 2012 3:52:56 AM

no
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March 28, 2012 3:54:26 AM

To max out Battlefield, DICE themselves said that you would need TWO 580s to run it smoothly. If I were you, I would wait for the entire Kepler line to be released, and maybe grab a 660 Ti (supposedly equivalent to the 580 in performance). What is your budget? I would really suggest a single 680, but not if it's not in your price range.
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March 28, 2012 8:34:29 AM

My budget is $300 aud
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March 28, 2012 8:53:57 AM

stapo19 said:
My budget is $300 aud

hey dude they don't have that many models in that shop, but the 7850 is under $300 there, should overclock nicely and smokes the 560ti and probably 570 in most cases with an overclock
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March 28, 2012 9:01:07 AM

Well could you find me a cheap 7850 in australia or that ships there? <$250 if possible
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March 28, 2012 6:13:07 PM

stapo19 said:
My budget is $300 aud

Well, right now an EVGA 560 Ti would run you about $250 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...), and like I said before, I think you should wait for the entire Kepler line to be released, as the 660 Ti is supposed to have equivalent performance of the 580 and take over the 560 Ti price.

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Nvidia-Kepler-GPU-GeFo...

If you don't want to wait however, I would say go with the 7850.

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

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7870-revi...

Edit: Sorry just saw that you want Australian. http://www.mwave.com.au/sku-42060860-Sapphire_AMD_Radeo...

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March 29, 2012 12:20:41 AM

how long until the 660Ti comes out is there a date of release??? and how much AUD$ would they be aprox.?
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a c 214 U Graphics card
March 29, 2012 12:36:30 AM

I'm not even sure if their is going to be a GTX660ti.They might just go with a GTX660.

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March 29, 2012 12:55:27 AM

purple stank said:
I'm not even sure if their is going to be a GTX660ti.They might just go with a GTX660.


There is supposed to be a 660Ti... I dunno about 660 on its own though
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March 29, 2012 1:08:45 AM

stapo19 said:
how long until the 660Ti comes out is there a date of release??? and how much AUD$ would they be aprox.?

Well, seeing as the GTX 680 launched with the same price as when the GTX 580 launched, I would assume that the GTX 660 Ti would come in at around $250 AUD, maybe a little more. I can't imagine it being more than your budget, though.
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March 29, 2012 1:24:37 AM

the 560 wont max it at your res. it wont max it at my resolution, 1680x1050.
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a c 92 U Graphics card
March 29, 2012 1:35:36 AM

don't count on the 660 or any new chips at that price range any time soon.
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March 29, 2012 2:01:55 AM

esrever said:
don't count on the 660 or any new chips at that price range any time soon.

Probably from mid April to early May
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a c 214 U Graphics card
March 29, 2012 2:02:28 AM

Do you have $300 to spend for the PSU and GPU or is that just for the GPU?
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March 29, 2012 2:02:49 AM

grapez said:
the 560 wont max it at your res. it wont max it at my resolution, 1680x1050.

Yea, you would need either 2 580s, a 7850, or a 680
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March 29, 2012 3:21:41 AM

llguitargr8 said:
Well, right now an EVGA 560 Ti would run you about $250 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...), and like I said before, I think you should wait for the entire Kepler line to be released, as the 660 Ti is supposed to have equivalent performance of the 580 and take over the 560 Ti price.

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Nvidia-Kepler-GPU-GeFo...

If you don't want to wait however, I would say go with the 7850.

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

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7870-revi...

Edit: Sorry just saw that you want Australian. http://www.mwave.com.au/sku-42060860-Sapphire_AMD_Radeo...


ARE YOU SERIOUS?! i just bought a 560!!!!!!!!
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March 29, 2012 4:10:17 AM

Yea guys just an update i just found a corsair gaming psu - GS600 600W is this better than the builders series 600w?
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March 29, 2012 4:41:51 AM

The GS600 is a little better than the CX600.It's still their lower end stuff.But if I had to choose I would go with the GS600.It can supply more power on the +12/v rail.
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March 29, 2012 5:31:34 AM

Ok sweet because its only 5 dollars more than the cx600 so i think its a steal
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a c 214 U Graphics card
March 29, 2012 6:15:14 AM

Do you have $300 to spend for the PSU and GPU or is that just for the GPU?
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March 29, 2012 7:38:42 AM

Just for the gpu i have 300 to spend now yay what should i get now?
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a c 214 U Graphics card
March 29, 2012 11:02:24 AM

So how much do you have to spend on the PSU?
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March 29, 2012 11:55:12 AM

centrecom.com.au/catalog/426018336-1824-gainward-nvidia-p-53842.html?sort=2a
do these guys deliver because thats a steal but will it beat the gigabyte gtx 560 oc non ti??
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a c 214 U Graphics card
March 29, 2012 12:13:23 PM

That is a sweet deal.

So your going to go with that GS600 watt as the PSU and a GTX560?
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March 29, 2012 12:17:37 PM

yep but is that gainward 560ti better than the gigabyte 560 oc?
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