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How about a GTX 570 ? For the price range beats the 6970 in most benchmarks, and more OCable.
That is where the 2GB 6950 comes in. It is only $200-$250, and the shaders can be unlocked to make it a 6970. All you have to do afterwards is OC the core clock to 880(from 800), and OC the memory clock to 1375(from 1250). Here is a review that explains what im talking about. Just remember that it takes a little bit of work to get that extra performance. And AMD drivers aren't as good as NVIDIA's.
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the 2g gtx 560 a good choice or go w/ the 6970 1g?
I don't think you need 2GB of Vram if your using a GTX 560, unless you have multiple monitors.
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what kind of cooling? air or water? and what model?
Are you talking about the ram?
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what kind of cooling? air or water? and what model?
Depends on how much you are willing to spend on a cooler

If you want best bang of the buck get the Hyper 212+

If you want best air performance at low noise levels get the D14

If you want water get the H100 or the Rasa kit

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That is where the 2GB 6950 comes in. It is only $200-$250, and the shaders can be unlocked to make it a 6970. All you have to do afterwards is OC the core clock to 880(from 800), and OC the memory clock to 1375(from 1250). Here is a review that explains what im talking about. Just remember that it takes a little bit of work to get that extra performance. And AMD drivers aren't as good as NVIDIA's.
AMD drivers are fine, It's not like he's CF'ing anyways.

I don't think the 6950s are unlockable anymore
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ima stay w/ air instead of the h20. not about to break it down every 6months to change water like recomended.
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If you want water get the H100 or the Rasa kit
Where can you get the H100 I didn't know you could buy it yet.
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I don't think the 6950s are unlockable anymore
Im sure you could find an older 2GB 6950 somewhere.
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ima stay w/ air instead of the h20. not about to break it down every 6months to change water like recomended.
With closed loop water cooling systems like the H80, you don't need to change the water. It requires just as much maintenance work as air coolers. But look at some reviews before you buy a H70 or something similar, because air coolers are just as good or better for less money.

Here is a cheaper H80, but im not sure how much the shipping costs, or the reputation of the site.
Edited by nawon72 - 7/19/11 at 6:24pm
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ok,
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ok,
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That case and PSU combo is disgusting
@nawon72 H100 should be available this or next week, not too sure
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If you are going to run on just one GTX 560 Ti, then all you need is a 400W PSU, proof. Use this link to choose a PSU. If you want fanless and great performance, then get a Seasonic X 400W.

The RAM you chose is triple channel, but LGA 1155 uses dual channel. So try to find a dual channel kit that is under 1.65V, but i recommend 1.5V.

Also, is it so hard to copy and paste the list i gave you?
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That case and PSU combo is disgusting
NEVER use the PSU that comes with a case and PSU combo, unless it is in the OCN recommended PSU's. They are almost always junk, and can kill your other components.
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ddr3 is better than ddr2 correct? what mobo would be good enough w/ the ddr3?
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ddr3 is better than ddr2 correct? what mobo would be good enough w/ the ddr3?
Triple channel is not the same thing as DDR3. Find a set that has an 2 or 4 sticks as opposed to 3 or 6
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That is where the 2GB 6950 comes in. It is only $200-$250, and the shaders can be unlocked to make it a 6970. All you have to do afterwards is OC the core clock to 880(from 800), and OC the memory clock to 1375(from 1250). Here is a review that explains what im talking about. Just remember that it takes a little bit of work to get that extra performance. And AMD drivers aren't as good as NVIDIA's.

I don't think you need 2GB of Vram if your using a GTX 560, unless you have multiple monitors.

Are you talking about the ram?
Well new ones cant be unlocked and you run the chance of blocking it, i was gonna go that route to save and get more bang for my buck. But it wasnt positive for unlocking it, plus the GTX 570 what sold me was eVGA customer service. I got it for $306 brefore taxes.

2GB it would start to matter at 2550 res or higher.

The GTX 560 ti is also an excelent choice, make sure you get one from eVGA.
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