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hey guys,

doing research on my new build to replace my sig rig that i sold, i am so torn between what graphics card to use, i am and AMD fanboy, but the benchmarks dont lie, the 570 pulls ahead in alot of times... BUT a lot of people have had success in flashing a 6970 bios onto a 6950, also the 6950 is about $80 cheaper.... these are the 2 graphics cards im looking at, absolutely HAS to have a non-reference cooler on it, my only demand... so, is the GTX570 worth the extra money? on this build im going to pure stealth, no lights, no LED fans and extremely quiet.



MSI R6950 Twin Frozr II
Newegg.com - MSI R6950 Twin Frozr II Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

or

MSI N570GTX Twin Frozr II
Newegg.com - MSI N570GTX Twin Frozr II OC GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card


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Case: $35
NZXT Gamma
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Mothjer Board + CPU: $364
MSI P67A-GD65 + Core i5 2500k
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Graphics Card: $279
MSI R6950 Twin Frozr II Radeon HD 6950 2GB
Newegg.com - MSI R6950 Twin Frozr II Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

Memory: $50
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231314

Power Supply: $120
CORSAIR Professional Series HX650
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Professional Series HX650 (CMPSU-650HX) 650W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

DVD Burner: $20
Newegg.com - ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - CD / DVD Burners

Hard Drive: $60
Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

CPU Cooler: $25
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
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Fans: $36
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER R4-S2S-124K-GP 120mm Case Fan

2x: Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER R4-S4S-10AK-GP 140mm Case Fan



Total: $1011
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I would get the 570, esp if you wanted to fold.
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not intrerested in folding... the only thing that is kinda swaying me towards the 570 is the fact that i does score higher than the 6950 in a lot of benchamrks and also it has physx...
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570 all the way, it OC's like a beast. 69xx cards dnt benefit as much from OCing like the gf110's.
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Originally Posted by Uncivilised View Post
570 all the way, it OC's like a beast. 69xx cards dnt benefit as much from OCing like the gf110's.
ow yes they do (needs a good model with good ocing capabilities, but same goes for 570). and you can unlock them if you are lucky.
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ow yes they do (needs a good model with good ocing capabilities, but same goes for 570). and you can unlock them if you are lucky.
No, they really don't

Fermi overclocks much better than NI right now.

The 570 is comparable to a HD 6970, not a HD 6950.

If you plan to CFX/SLi the 6950 is a better choice for resolutions above 1920x1080.

Yes the 6950 might unlock but even it it does you're not going to get it much faster than a stock 6970. Meanwhile the 570 is just as fast as the 6970 at stock and overclocks much better than both the 6970 and 6950.
    
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hmmm..... gah you guys are killing me! would the 750W powersupply still be enough for the 570?
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hmmm..... gah you guys are killing me! would the 750W powersupply still be enough for the 570?
if it's decent then yes if it's a horrible PSU it will blow up
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No, they really don't

Fermi overclocks much better than NI right now.

The 570 is comparable to a HD 6970, not a HD 6950.

If you plan to CFX/SLi the 6950 is a better choice for resolutions above 1920x1080.

Yes the 6950 might unlock but even it it does you're not going to get it much faster than a stock 6970. Meanwhile the 570 is just as fast as the 6970 at stock and overclocks much better than both the 6970 and 6950.
Really?

3 of my 4 6950s do 1ghz easy, probably do more but I'm not able to push them atm.

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hmmm..... gah you guys are killing me! would the 750W powersupply still be enough for the 570?

The TFII is not that quiet of a card, you will start to hear it around 45%.

What games do you play?
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