I am going to build my first desktop in the next month. I went shopping to see how
prices are and to find out what is available.
(I live in Taiwan) I had to make some changes. I went to our computer heaven and everybody
told me the 6870 is gone. It has been replaced with 7770. The price was about $175usd, which
is way higher than expected; and from what I read it is below the 6870 in performance.
Now I'm thinking to switch to GTX 560 (not Ti) but then I can't get ASRock Gen3 motherboard.
Any suggestions? Should I wait a month to see if other AMD graphics card are available and at
reasonable price or just step over to GTX 560? (I am building for Battelfield 2 and 3 --love it)
I decided to get the 560Ti. It is on sale here, I can get it for $195usd.
It's the MSI 560-Ti Twn Frozr.
I did find the Asus 6850, but it's not up to par. So gonna pass.
In regards to the ASRock Pro3 Gen 3. I thought incorrectly, I was thinking of the
CPU chip. The chip will be an i5 for sure, probably the 3750. It will be here in just
over a week so I'll get that one. Point is, I can get the ASRock.
The Pro 3 Gen 3 is $115usd and Pro 3 Gen4 is $145.
So Gen 3 it is.
awesome choices, and awesome 560ti twinfrozr price. this card is awesome great cooling. and yes the gen 3 will work normally and if in the future you would like to upgrade your cpu to ivy bridge, and your gpu to a 3.0 you will not need to change motherboard with that asus with pci-e 3.0.