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Also, from what I read, you will have to buy a solid non-reference GTX 570 to be able to OC. Otherwise, it may burn, pop and sizzle. So you cannot just go buy the cheapest GTX 570 you see if you want to push it. Just my thoughts - I am welcome to proving me incorrect.

Or, get the cheapest reference GTX 570 you can find, and put an Accelero XTREME Plus on it, it's almost as good as water cooling!
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Could you point me to some benchmarks? Everything I've read seems to show the 6950 can take a high core clock (950ish) but the performance doesn't really scale with it quite as well as the 570 does.
My 6970 does 1050 easy.

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The 570 has more OC headroom than the 69XX cards. In that bench you posted it was within 2 fps, I like the selective bench picking. All of the other benches had a greater difference besides Anno which the 6950 won.

Right now he can get a new 570 for $309 AR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130593
Lol, the 6950 is also nearly 50 dollars less than the 570.
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wait i thought the 560 v 6870, 570 v 6950 and 6970 v the 580
No, the 6950 is priced along with the 560, hell the 1GB is even less.
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^ only in very specific tests. For the most part it's a 6950/570/6970 sandwich, though the 570 and 6970 are the direct competitors. The 6970 really only gets anywhere close to the 580 at very high res.
6970 and 570 are against eachother, but 6970 does better generally.
    
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OT:

What do you think of Asrock P67 Fatal1ty Pro?
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From a HD4650 definitely dude.
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OT:

What do you think of Asrock P67 Fatal1ty Pro?

If you are on a tight budget I would recommend the open box biostar TP67XE. Good at overclocking and has 8x/8x lanes for dual cards later on.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813138317R

Otherwise most of the high end p67 boards seem to be doing well. I'm more fond of the sabertooth p67 because of the 5 year warranty and it does pretty well.

If you are looking to do more than one gpu down the road, I would recommend the 6950 or the 6970. Otherwise the 570 is better as a single gpu setup.
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My 6970 does 1050 easy.

Lol, the 6950 is also nearly 50 dollars less than the 570.

No, the 6950 is priced along with the 560, hell the 1GB is even less.

6970 and 570 are against eachother, but 6970 does better generally.
Not disagreeing with you per se, I'm just saying per clock the 570 seems to show more improvement. Anyway, 900mhz+ OC is probably not what the OP is worried about. I'll just try to do some more research.
   
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Or, get the cheapest reference GTX 570 you can find, and put an Accelero XTREME Plus on it, it's almost as good as water cooling!
I'm looking into this now, these reference 6950's (unlocked) are gaming at 80C+ . . .
   
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I have a C2D CPU with a 560Ti and don't struggle to get great frames in all my games.

I think the bottleneck with a C2D and a GTX570 is a bit of a slight myth. Of course a better CPU will provide better performance, but his CPU is at 4Ghz and will still be fine with most games for about a year or so.

Its easy to cry bottleneck when everyone else is running around with fancy SB rigs!
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I love mine. I'm selling my whole rig to my brother. My new computer will probably..feature another one

Or 560 Ti SLI? Or GTX 590 (can't afford it xD)
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In games that know how to use quad cores he's definitely gonna get bottlenecked. Try out GTA 4 on that E8400 an tell me how it goes
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