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WoW help - 560 vs 6870

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August 24, 2012 9:51:04 PM

For world of warcraft


GeForce GTX 560 or Radeon HD 6870


for a new build i3


EVGA 01G-P3-1463-KR GeForce GTX 560 -----$134

XFX HD-687A-ZHFC Radeon HD 6870 -----$145

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August 24, 2012 10:02:07 PM

GTX 560 hands down. World of warcraft just loves nvidia cards and hates AMD cards.
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August 24, 2012 10:02:16 PM

WoW has lower requirements than both of those cards so it would just come down to preference and qualities you like in a video card.



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August 24, 2012 10:11:03 PM

560
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August 24, 2012 10:18:59 PM

Overall, for all games hd6870 is (very) slightly faster, but gtx560 overclocks better (thus beating hd6870 when OCed).

Honestly, the difference is minimal- 1 or 2 fps, especially in WOW.
I'd recommend GTX 560 for the sole reason of being 10 $ cheaper.
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August 24, 2012 10:21:01 PM

GTX 560
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August 24, 2012 10:33:15 PM

thanks everyone

the 560 is the winner (cheaper and a little better for wow), ordering build tonight

either would be a great improvement over my amd athion x2 4450 w 6150ge card :) 
low settings was starting to drive me crazy, walking into things i didnt even see on screen.

just to make sure before i order the Corsair 430W ATX12V Power Supply is enough to power the card???
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August 24, 2012 10:35:43 PM

It should be enough but just for the sake of it, take Corsair 500w to be safe :) .
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August 24, 2012 10:37:49 PM

If you don't plan on upgrading to a beefy CPU within the next couple of years, the CX430 will be fine for you.

If you do (that Athlon isn't getting any younger after all), I'd go with a slightly stronger PSU. Quality PSUs in the 500 to 550W range will power just about any single-GPU rig.
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August 24, 2012 10:41:22 PM

For a system using a single GeForce GTX 560 graphics card NVIDIA specifies a minimum of a 450 Watt or greater power supply that has a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 24 Amps or greater and that has at least two 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.

The Corsair Builder Series CX430 V2 (CMPSU-430CXV2), with its combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 28 Amps and with one (6+2)-pin PCI Express supplementary power connector, is electrically sufficient to power your system configuration with a single GeForce GTX 560 but is deficient by one 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connector so you'll have to resort to using a dual 4-pin Molex peripheral to 6-pin PCI-E power adapter cable.

In Hardware Secrets' review of the Corsair Builder Series CX430 V2 (CMPSU-430CXV2) they were able to draw 36 Amps from its +12V rail.
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August 24, 2012 11:37:21 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor ($111.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M/U3S3 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($41.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 1GB Video Card ($133.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Raidmax Reiter ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Cooler Master 500W ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($20.29 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($90.76 @ Amazon)
Other: COOLER MASTER R4-S2S-124K-GP 120mm Case Fan 4 in 1 pack
Total: $568.97
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-24 19:34 EDT-0400)


would this PSU work without the connecter ko888 was talking about. alittle cheaper, and really I dont plan on upgrading at all after this build.

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August 24, 2012 11:51:16 PM

That PSU has only one PCIe power connector, so you'd have to get an adaptor just like with the CX430. It can theoretically deliver a tiny bit more power than the CX430, but it's much less efficient under load and just generally not a good quality PSU.

Cooler Master make good CPU coolers and computer cases, but their PSUs are hit and miss at best.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-eX...
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August 25, 2012 12:26:24 AM

So CORSAIR or OCZ are the 2 mainstay brands people use,also seems like the 1 you recommended is highly recomended over 700 reviews.

my build is still under the $600 as planned, how does this look??

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor ($111.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M/U3S3 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($41.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 1GB Video Card ($133.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Raidmax Reiter ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: OCZ 600W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($20.29 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($90.76 @ Amazon)
Other: COOLER MASTER R4-S2S-124K-GP 120mm Case Fan 4 in 1 pack
Total: $583.97
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-24 20:26 EDT-0400)
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August 25, 2012 12:38:28 AM

Antec, Seasonic, XFX, Corsair, Enermax, PC Power & Cooling are among better PSU brands.
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August 25, 2012 3:32:47 AM

swampghost said:
So CORSAIR or OCZ are the 2 mainstay brands people use,also seems like the 1 you recommended is highly recomended over 700 reviews.

my build is still under the $600 as planned, how does this look??

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor ($111.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M/U3S3 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($41.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 1GB Video Card ($133.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Raidmax Reiter ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: OCZ 600W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($20.29 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($90.76 @ Amazon)
Other: COOLER MASTER R4-S2S-124K-GP 120mm Case Fan 4 in 1 pack
Total: $583.97
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-24 20:26 EDT-0400)

Looks good on most counts. I don't know the case and there don't seem to be many reviews around. It's probably fine though. As for the CPU, I think you can get a core i3-2120 for just a couple dollars more. It's only a small upgrade, but easily worth a few dollars.

http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=59192&vpn=BX80623I3212...
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