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XFX Radeon HD 6870 --- would be an excellent choice.

Better than any 460 or 560i !!!!
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The MSI GTX 560Ti Hawk is my favorite 560 right now. The Asus DirectCU II is also very nice...

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XFX Radeon HD 6870 --- would be an excellent choice.

Better than any 460 or 560i !!!!
Um, no!
post #23 of 28
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I game @ 1440 x 900. Suits my needs. No reason for me to get anything higher. Plus i get more fps. Win Win.
Uhh. You don't NEED anything better but technically it looks like crap. While 1920x1080 is not TOO big of an upgrade, it is a MAJOR improvement anyhow.
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post #24 of 28
Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 is the one I would get.
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XFX Radeon HD 6870 --- would be an excellent choice.

Better than any 460 or 560i !!!!
That's not true at all. Look here: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/330?vs=290

560 Ti is quite a bit faster in nearly all games.
post #26 of 28
- Save your cash and skip the Dominator DHX RAM... the price is stupid on those, for no obvious gain in performance. Just get regular 2x2 GB of regular brand name DDR3 1333 RAM, or 2x4 GB if you want.
- Don't get a WD Caviar Green drive unless it's going to be use only for storage. You don't want your OS and apps/games running off of that.
- Definitely see if you can fit a Sandy Bridge setup in there instead of a Phenom II X6... no current AMD processor can hold a candle to Intel's Sandy Bridge processors. The Core i5 2500K or even the Core i5 2500 are far better value.
post #27 of 28
I really think you should consider a sandy bridge build if you need it now. If you can hold off, you should obviously wait to see what bulldozer brings, and even if it's not that amazing, you will save a ton of money when the prices drop on all of the older CPUs.

If it gives sandy bridge a run for its money, and is within the price range we're expecting, you will be disappointed that you didn't wait.
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post #28 of 28
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Originally Posted by aesthetics1 View Post
i really think you should consider a sandy bridge build if you need it now. If you can hold off, you should obviously wait to see what bulldozer brings, and even if it's not that amazing, you will save a ton of money when the prices drop on all of the older cpus.

If it gives sandy bridge a run for its money, and is within the price range we're expecting, you will be disappointed that you didn't wait.
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