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Been mulling over gfx cards for awhile but I've finally started to put together the pieces of my build

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What gfx card would you suggest for this build?
    
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Depends on your budget Seems like you're trying to get some high performance stuff so a 570 or 580 would be in order IMO

580 I would go with either a Gigabyte card with the Windforce 3 cooler, or a MSI Lightning, on the 570 Twin Frozr III or any other non reference card - both should overclock well and work perfectly in your system - PSU is more than enough power for either card so your good there
Edited by appleg33k85 - 8/6/11 at 6:33am
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What are your goals, and what is your budget?
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A 560ti or GTX570. I have to admit that I don't understand why the difference in cost is so high between the two, its hard to say if its worth it.
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Originally Posted by BababooeyHTJ View Post
A 560ti or GTX570. I have to admit that I don't understand why the difference in cost is so high between the two, its hard to say if its worth it.
The 570 is considerably more powerful.
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Originally Posted by Droogie View Post
The 570 is considerably more powerful.
Not really, the difference in performance is larger between the GTX570 and 580 than it is between the GTX560ti and GTX570. Its a 15% difference in performance with an almost 50% difference in price.
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post #7 of 25
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What are your goals, and what is your budget?
very light gaming, something that won't bottleneck my system & will last me 2 years without the need to upgrade. Budget can stretch it to buy a 570 IF it's worth it. I can sell some old parts to make up the difference between a cheaper card so I can afford to splash out a bit..

ZOTAC GTX 570 AMP! is on special $309 at the moment should I consider this?

Thing is I live in Australia so add an extra 15%-20% on to USA prices, 570 GTX is about $380-390 here
Edited by consumer - 8/6/11 at 10:27am
    
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post #8 of 25
GET IT NOW with the heatsink on it you will be able to overclock it higher and hit gtx 580 speeds easily
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post #9 of 25
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Originally Posted by consumer View Post
very light gaming, something that won't bottleneck my system & will last me 2 years without the need to upgrade. Budget can stretch it to buy a 570 IF it's worth it. I can sell some old parts to make up the difference between a cheaper card so I can afford to splash out a bit..

ZOTAC GTX 570 AMP! is on special $309 at the moment should I consider this?
Zotac AMP!'s are great cards ... but if your goal is "very light gaming" (what's that mean), you could probably do fine with a $100 used card, unless I'm misunderstanding what you mean by that.
    
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Originally Posted by consumer View Post
ZOTAC GTX 570 AMP! is on special $309 at the moment should I consider this?

Thing is I live in Australia so add an extra 15%-20% on to USA prices, 570 GTX is about $380-390 here
I missed your edit, yes, if it's that much cheaper than a regular 570, jump on that thing asap
    
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