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They both come out to the same price, also could try to get two 6950s with the 970BE. Which do you think is better for BC2, Crysis, GTA4(not much), and STALKER(Most)?
    
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Well am3 wont future proof you much, personally I would choose the 920 if you dont want to upgrade in the near future.

nvm: what resolution?
Edited by TheReciever - 4/28/11 at 9:55pm
    
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Well am3 wont future proof you much, personally I would choose the 920 if you dont want to upgrade in the near future.

nvm: what resolution?
1920x1080p, but I like to max things out and no less.
    
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Why 1366?
Edited by Stefy - 4/28/11 at 10:22pm
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Why 1336?
Only have 775 dollars to upgrade my RAM+CPU+MoBo+Graphics.
I'd like to play STALKER, BF3, and skyrim on max. Sandy seems to much to do this.
    
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I'd go 920 with the 6970 over the 580, just cause the 580 will be held back on the am3 chip.

friend of mine has a similar set up and it bottlenecks his 480 maybe 5%+/-

but yes, also, why not 1155? need the extra pci-e lanes?

sandy is better bang for the buck versus am3 thubans, but that isnt quite relevant to your options I suppose.
    
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post #7 of 31
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I'd go 920 with the 6970 over the 580, just cause the 580 will be held back on the am3 chip.

friend of mine has a similar set up and it bottlenecks his 480 maybe 5%+/-

but yes, also, why not 1155? need the extra pci-e lanes?

sandy is better bang for the buck versus am3 thubans, but that isnt quite relevant to your options I suppose.
I only have 775 dollars to upgrade the MoBo+CPU+RAM+Graphics card. Can you suggest any good ones for that price?
    
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what is your current ram? can you reuse any parts?
    
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what is your current ram? can you reuse any parts?
Only my PSU, HDD, and case. I sold my 460 off, and had a AM2+ so I can't reuse anything. Nothing for sandy bridge is that cheap, and that's even trying to use a 6950 TFIII.
    
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post #10 of 31
i saw a guy posting a P6T Deluxe v2 for 120 usd..and scout for some i7 920 or 950 on the market section..
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