WoW help - 560 vs 6870

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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  1. That depends at what display resolution you're going to be using with WoW:

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_560_Twin_Frozr_II_OC/22.html
  2. GTX 560 hands down. World of warcraft just loves nvidia cards and hates AMD cards.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. GTX 560
  6. 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???
  7. It should be enough but just for the sake of it, take Corsair 500w to be safe :).
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. jemm said:

    I would get this instead:

    OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W - $44.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341017

    Cheaper, more power (and 12V amps), modular.
  11. 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.
  12. 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-eXtreme-Power-Plus-500-W-Power-Supply-Review/728/10
  13. 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)
  14. Antec, Seasonic, XFX, Corsair, Enermax, PC Power & Cooling are among better PSU brands.
  15. 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=BX80623I32120&manufacture=Intel
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