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May 27, 2012 4:07:06 AM

Hello,
Xfx radeon 7850 or ASUS Geforce gtx 560 ti?
I've been hearing good things from both sides, but people are either one or the other. What's the truth?! I'm doing my first build and want the best between these two and wan to know why it's the best.

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May 27, 2012 4:10:27 AM

Juan3to said:
Hello,
Xfx radeon 7850 or ASUS Geforce gtx 560 ti?
I've been hearing good things from both sides, but people are either one or the other. What's the truth?! I'm doing my first build and want the best between these two and wan to know why it's the best.

I personally prefer Nvidia because of their drivers and quality. If you're looking to overlock, the 7850 might be the best choice.
May 27, 2012 4:13:44 AM

Thanks for the comment. I would like to overclock but probably not at max settings, just because i want my components to last for a good while. I've heard real good things about the 560 ti, and i'm not looking for better graphics than these two right now as these should let me play on ultra/high for a good while.
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May 27, 2012 4:28:55 AM

Juan3to said:
Thanks for the comment. I would like to overclock but probably not at max settings, just because i want my components to last for a good while. I've heard real good things about the 560 ti, and i'm not looking for better graphics than these two right now as these should let me play on ultra/high for a good while.

if not much overlocking, you can easily call it for the 560, Nvidia makes quality products and great drivers. You make the choice. If I were you, I'd go for the 560, not too much overlock but gets the job well done. Aslo put in mind that some companies are giving away free Bf3 with the 560 maybe thats something that would interest you.
May 27, 2012 4:33:36 AM

Awesome thanks man, you've helped a lot. I think i will go with the 560 because i would like to overclock but i should be ok without having too with this build right?
ASUS P8Z68-V LX Intel Z68 Motherboard

CPU

Intel Core i5-2500K

RAM

Patriot G2 Series 8GB DDR3 (1600 Mhz)

Video Card

EVGA GTX 560 Ti 1GB

Sound Card

Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy 7.1

Hard Drive

Seagate Barracuda 1TB

Optical Drive

Lite-On Internal DVD Writer

Case

Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid-Tower

Power Supply

Ultra LSP650 650-Watt Power Supply ( I will get a better power supply)
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May 27, 2012 4:37:33 AM

I have used ATI/AMD for many years. Never a problem, no quality issues with hardware or drivers. Look at the Tom,s reviews for some help in you making the choice (http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...). I think you will find the Radon uses less power, runs cooler. This quote from the Tom's reviews says it all "You might want to consider paying an extra $30 for AMD's Radeon HD 7850, though. The small step up in spending yields significantly better performance".
May 27, 2012 4:39:08 AM

I think Nvidia is much better than ATI, Nvidia is gamers choice ;)  I've bought an ATI HD 6570 graphic card, it sucks, I hate it, but my geforce 512 MB graphic card is REALLY great for gaming.
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May 27, 2012 4:39:24 AM

Yeah get rid of the Ultra power supply ASAP. Stick with Corsair, Seasonic, PC Power and Cooling, XFX, Silverstone, Enermax, OCZ and Antec.
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May 27, 2012 4:42:11 AM

sarah_diamond said:
I think Nvidia is much better than ATI, Nvidia is gamers choice ;)  I've bought an ATI HD 6570 graphic card, it sucks, I hate it, but my geforce 512 MB graphic card is REALLY great for gaming.



I'm sorry but it REALLY depends on what specific card you buy as to performance. A 6570 is an entry level card and so is any Nvidia with 512MB of VRAM these days. The only place Nvidia usually does better is in driver support and that is mostly a myth in recent years.
May 27, 2012 4:45:09 AM

anort3 said:
Even at stock speeds the Hd 7850 is quite a bit more powerful in most situations.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/549?vs=547


The HD 7850 trades blows with the GTX 570.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/549?vs=518


When Nvidia finally releases the GTX 660 and 660 Ti hopefully then you will see another great bang for your buck card from them like the 8800GT and GTX 460 1GB were.

Yeah i just read a little about the 7850 it sounds good ,but i'm stil hesitant because i've been having my eye on GTX 560 ti for a long time.
May 27, 2012 4:45:20 AM

Juan3to said:
Awesome thanks man, you've helped a lot. I think i will go with the 560 because i would like to overclock but i should be ok without having too with this build right?
ASUS P8Z68-V LX Intel Z68 Motherboard

CPU

Intel Core i5-2500K

RAM

Patriot G2 Series 8GB DDR3 (1600 Mhz)

Video Card

EVGA GTX 560 Ti 1GB

Sound Card

Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy 7.1

Hard Drive

Seagate Barracuda 1TB

Optical Drive

Lite-On Internal DVD Writer

Case

Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid-Tower

Power Supply

Ultra LSP650 650-Watt Power Supply ( I will get a better power supply)


First, make sure that your Optical Drive is a Burner so it Reads and Writes not just a writer. Second, Your power supply is a risky. For the Power supply go for something like Corsair, Antec or Sea sonic.
here is a couple of good ones:

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


I know they're pricey, but put in mind you dont want a bad PSU that fry your build and that will cost you even more money.
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May 27, 2012 4:52:04 AM

Juan3to said:
Yeah i just read a little about the 7850 it sounds good ,but i'm stil hesitant because i've been having my eye on GTX 560 ti for a long time.



My advice is to get an HD 7850 if you just have to upgrade now or wait and see how good the GTX 660 is going to be. Based on how good the GTX 680 and 670 are I have the feeling it's going to beat an HD 7850 and GTX 570 for around the ~$225 mark.
May 27, 2012 4:54:45 AM

anort3 said:
My advice is to get an HD 7850 if you just have to upgrade now or wait and see how good the GTX 660 is going to be. Based on how good the GTX 680 and 670 are I have the feeling it's going to beat an HD 7850 and GTX 570 for around the ~$225 mark.


Well it will be a good while before i will have enough money to buy the card, since im still in the process of building my own computer so i have no problem waiting right now, probably the longest i will wait will be 6 months or so.
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May 27, 2012 4:55:01 AM

I was going to upgrade this GTX 460 1GB I have but I am going to wait now just to see how good the 660 / 660 Ti will be. I just don't play enough games to justify $400 for a GTX 670 and my tech toy fund is low because I just bought a new laptop. The 670 and 680 have been impressive so far though.
May 27, 2012 5:01:44 AM

anort3 said:
I was going to upgrade this GTX 460 1GB I have but I am going to wait now just to see how good the 660 / 660 Ti will be. I just don't play enough games to justify $400 for a GTX 670 and my tech toy fund is low because I just bought a new laptop. The 670 and 680 have been impressive so far though.


ok man thanks for all the info.

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May 27, 2012 5:04:47 AM
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If you are buying in 6 months you will have a whole new set of cards out to confuse you :p 

Lol. Honestly though the GTX 660/ Ti should be out by then and should have replaced the GTX 560 Ti just like the GTX 680/670 have replaced the GTX 580. I have high hopes for it.
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May 27, 2012 5:05:57 AM

And get rid of that power supply before then. Stick with the brands I listed and you can't go wrong.
May 27, 2012 5:10:03 AM

anort3 said:
If you are buying in 6 months you will have a whole new set of cards out to confuse you :p 

Lol. Honestly though the GTX 660/ Ti should be out by then and should have replaced the GTX 560 Ti just like the GTX 680/670 have replaced the GTX 580. I have high hopes for it.

I've been checking info and it looks like 660 ti might not even be confirmed yet?! uh oh. The 670 ti is confirmed but not the 660ti this sucks, i hope it will but it's not fact yet.
May 27, 2012 4:56:41 PM

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