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Mobo: [ame="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004ZQ6F7C/ref=ox_sc_act_title_5?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER"]Amazon.com: GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD4-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard: Electronics[/ame]
GFX card: [ame="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004JLNZXU/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DERCPU"]Amazon.com: MSI GeForce GTX560 1 GB DDR5 2DVI/Mini HDMI PCI-Express Video Card N560GTX TI TWIN FROZR II OC: Electronics[/ame]
CPU: [ame="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004EBUXHQ/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER"]Amazon.com: Intel Core i5-2500K Processor 3.3GHz 6 MB Cache Socket LGA1155: Electronics[/ame]
RAM: [ame="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004V3TM8S/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&m=AJA746BHQ7SCI"]Amazon.com: G.Skill Sniper Series 8 GB Dual Channel Memory Module (F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR2): Electronics[/ame]
CPU COOLER: [ame="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002G1YPH0/ref=ox_sc_act_title_4?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER"]Amazon.com: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler, RR-B10-212P-G1: Electronics[/ame]


My only issue is the video card and I will be playing at 1920x1080

I am wondering if it is worth buying this card or even the gtx570. I'm not sure if it is worth an extra $100 for a 10% performance increase.

I am mainly purchasing this computer for games like SWTOR, BF3, MW3, ect.

I want to play on high-ultra settings because I have never had a computer that I have been able to play high-ultra on. It has always been low-medium :*(



My current specs are:

4 gigs of ram
core2duo at 2.4ghz OC'd to 3.1ghz
8800GTS


So this computer is a MASSIVE upgrade.

I need your help guys mainly on the video card! Any other criticism is welcome. I need your help!


****Also, I have compared prices on newegg and they are literally in the same ballpark. I am buying from amazon because I get free 2 day shipping.
Edited by Lirik - 8/11/11 at 7:53pm
    
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post #2 of 14
Looks good to me.
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What games to you plan to play or purchase in the future? This choice could change your GPU from a 560ti to a 570.

Edit: $100 more for the 570? Just get the 560ti.
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Originally Posted by Lirik;14552090 
I am mainly purchasing this computer for games like SWTOR, BF3, MW3, ect.
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Originally Posted by Citra;14552163 
What games to you plan to play or purchase in the future? This choice could change your GPU from a 560ti to a 570.

Come on man tongue.gif
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Look at the gpu link tongue.gif it is a 560ti, unless I'm mistaken o_O
    
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Personally, I would just get a 6950 and just unlock the shaders. Save yourself a little bit of $$. But that's if you're able to unlock them. I know they did a second revision to address the unlocking to 6970 issue.

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I'm thinking of adding an SSD but I'm wondering if a 60gb SSD is worth it... also aren't SSD's prone to dying?


Does anyone have a link to a 60gb SSD?

or instead of dropping another $100 on an SSD, would it make more sense to add another hundred to a GFX card?
Edited by Lirik - 8/12/11 at 10:31am
    
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A 60gb SSD would definitely be worth it. Because of your motherboard you have the option to use it as a cache or you could use it as an OS drive with a few apps/games installed.

As for a specific SSD most people will recommend the Crucial M4 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148441
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Before jumping into a GTX570 / 6950 or higher video card, you should think about upgrade your power supply. Corsair VX450 is a solid unit but if you plan to overclock your CPU plus GPU in the future, you might be pushing it. So if you plan to get a more powerful video card than your gtx560ti, I would think about getting a better power supply 550-600 watt for single card and a 650-750 watt for dual gpu set up in the future.

I have a corsair force 3 SATA 6gb/s 60gb ssd and I can boot into windows 7 in less than 10 seconds, very happy with the purchase for $99.99. The crucial M4 isn't bad, but it doesn't come with a 2.5 mounting bracket...
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