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June 25, 2012 10:13:39 PM

Hello,
I am having some serious trouble deciding on a graphic card for my build. Building this computer will probably end in a fail without major help. I have obviously bit off more than i can chew. Anyway i am have in trouble choosing between a PCI 3.0 AMD or a PCI 2.0 Nvidia.I am trying to stay in the 200-300 range for this card as much as id like to spend more i just cant. I have looked on many fourms and i can see there are people who feel strongly on either side of the Nvidia vs. AMD and can come up with no real answers from these fourms. So i have come here to ask you all in your infinate wisdom... Plz help....

PS: had to buy the parts over time so i still dont have much of the comp build but anyother advive on parts i have listed would also be greatly apreciated.

Have:
Case: Fractal Design titaium XL
Mobo: Asus Z77 V-Deluxe

Still need and am trying to decide on:
PS: Apevia ATX AS680W
Proc: I5-3570k ivy
RAM: Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"
Cooler: Thermaltake Frio
VC: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7850 OC 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 or MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16
obviously this is where i need help so i am very open to all of your responces

I am building this computer to help me get back into computers world and to lean things such as programming, website design, virtual machine, experiment with other OSs, and also do some light to moderate gaming. I am also looking to hook up 2 24in led tvs to use as monitors.

Once again any help at all will be extremely appreciated. Thank you so much for taking the time to atleast read this and hopefully share your knolege with me...

THX,
Jeff

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June 25, 2012 10:20:21 PM

If you are gaming with 2 monitors , gtx 560 ti is nowhere near good. get a 6950 and unlock it or get a gtx 570.Either is fine.
June 25, 2012 10:33:16 PM

the 7850 will consume less power and will probably be more effecient with multiple screens vs the single nvidia card. though I do not really like your choice of PSU for this kind of build. last thing you would want is a psu dieing out on you taking down other parts with it because its skimped on because users try to over maximize every other part in the build.
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June 25, 2012 10:36:51 PM

Change the power supply. You've chosen a very bad option. Something like Corsair CX 600 or Seasonic 620 would be more appropriate.

I'd suggest GTX 480. It outperforms GTX 570 and HD 7850 and is cheaper than both of them. The only downside is that it uses a bit more of power, but I doubt that is a problem to you.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
June 25, 2012 10:46:43 PM

Yes i kinda see what you mean about the PSU but is the 600 or the 620 going to be enough for all of what i will be getting?
June 25, 2012 10:48:17 PM

This topic has been moved from the section Graphics & Displays to section Systems by Mousemonkey
June 25, 2012 11:09:59 PM

Definitely change the PSU - the 600 or 620 should be fine. And go with the AMD card, more efficient and cooler out of those two.
June 26, 2012 12:13:34 AM

Thank you everyone who responded all of your help is greatly appreciated and been taken into account. I have change my PSU and found the graphics card for me... thanks again
June 26, 2012 12:14:42 AM

The 480 performs at about the same level as the 570.
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