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Oh you want SLI now?
XDDD sorryy, but yeah with the 560 I could SLI to out perform the 580 for just about the same price, I was thinking about dropping the SSD depending on how fast they really are. I'm fine with the normal HDD speeds I've been use to for years since I've first been using a computer, but if they are worth it we could make it work.

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UrbanSmooth is the OP's build for gaming? If so drop the 8gb of ram, becuase it would be usless, and go with something like this.

Save ya 20 bucks and it'll be more useful.
Yes this build will be for gaming, budget $1200, getting some options set up and trying to find a build that is just right.

What about this ram? Same manufacturer, same speed, same capacity, lower price, and only one memory slot will be taken instead of two

Also, in case you are curious, I run on 1920x1080, single monitor, no plans to use a multi monitor set up
Edited by rivaldog - 5/16/11 at 3:16pm
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For gaming, you would benefit from an SSD. SSDs are overall a must these days. The prices are reasonable enough, provided you don't need a huge amount of space, and, let's face it, you pay for the speed. Once you go with a quality SSD, you will not want to go back to an HDD. This coming from yours truly.

Your SLI build is fine and it matches your budget.
    
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That's the thing to me is games keep getting bigger and bigger. Oblivion in '06 was only 5 or 6 gigs vanilla, mod it up I have it at 15 gigs. Star Wars TFU Ultimate or Sith Edition or what ever it is was like 20 gigs vanilla (if there are any mods or further expansions to that, I am unaware of them). BFBC2 is around 10 gigs, same with the latest MOH. That's 55 gigs right there, half of one of the cheapest SSD's at 120gb. But if the speed is really worth it, even on one of the cheaper SSD's, I can make it work. I usually don't have all those installed at one time anyways xD I dig that build anyways. 750gb should be plenty for storage, 120gb straight up for gaming will be pretty nice. SLi 560's sound pretty beautiful to me. IMO, $1200 gets a pretty nice rig goin. Might increase how long I save up to get a case with better expandability so the price of a case can be taken off when I need to upgrade or build an entirely new rig or what not. Of course, at the time of purchase I will definitely be evaluating the purchases and looking for deals that may be even better than what I have now.
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Just looked at comparing that to the 6970, almost a tie in this test. What's a beefed up power phase? Overclocked GPU?
You may hear stories of exploding 570s due to higher voltages, but a better power phase makes them not asplode when you overclock, I love my 570 to bts and it maxes everything I throw t it save total war and then still its only one AA level from max
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The last cart that Urban Smooth put up is very good. I would suggest the samsung f3 1tb hd instead of the hd he has. The samsung has a great rep and good benchmark results. Plus it should be about the same price.

Other than that, BOMB
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I hear great and horrid things about all HDD companies, but a lot more good and great about the F3's than most other HDD's for sure, so that's what I was thinking. Getting some sleep for now, but I'm going to see if I can put together an SSD + SLI build tomorrow within my budget, see where I'll need to cut down there and what not
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One thing to take into consideration is depending on how long it takes you to gather the money the prices may significantly decrease by that time.
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Sooo why not wait for Kepler ? By the time BF3 comes out Nvidia will most likely release it's new generation.

If you wanna buy now I'd go with the GTX 560ti. I've been impressed since the beginning with the benchmark scores of that card. It's slightly faster than a stock GTX 470 and it can boost a 20% performance just by overclocking. Also, it runs cooler, makes little noise and the best part is the price, at $250 you get a lot of value compared to other Nvidia cards on the market.
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Kepler? This is interesting. I was hoping to have a computer ready to max Skyrim on all settings by its release, and definitely will have the money for it, by end of July at the latest, but a new gen of graphics cards coming out gives me a really good reason to wait. Especially if it will come out by BF3's release, that won't be too long after Skyrim because last I heard BF3 is to be released Dec. 31st this year, but I think I saw that on Amazon or something not sure. Anyways, what information has been released about "Kepler" so far?

And yes, of course one must always re-evaluate purchases being made at the time of purchase when it comes to the computer industry ^_^
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holy crap this thread is STILL alive?!?
   
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