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post #11 of 19
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Originally Posted by Explicit528 View Post

Are 2 6970s better than a single 580? I don't know much about ATI cards, and don't they not have PhysX? Which is like...good? tongue.gif

In most of the games the GTX580 you got is getting its ass kicked for just $68 more dollars smile.gif

When I had a MSI GTX465 Gold Edition Twin Frozr Unlocked to GTX470 and then some, I did play

Mafia 2 Finished
Metro 2033 Very little
Mirror's Edge Very little
Batman: Arkham Asylum Very little

I don't play any PhysX games now like whats good now?

Games using PhysX could be a few more?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PhysX
post #12 of 19
Thread Starter 
Ok, sounds interesting, I think Im going to go with these 2 6970s in crossfire. Thanks a bunch guys smile.gif and this HDD price increase is pretty outrageous frown.gif
post #13 of 19
i think for cooling system, if u are spending $70, u should go for liquid cool. H60 is what i am thinking. they were on sale for $55. and it takes less space, also it works really good.
but if ur cooler works good, then thats all it matters, =)
nice rig btw. 10/10

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post #14 of 19
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Hmm? I heard that the closed water loop systems don't perform that great for their price, and that the Noctua is a quality air cooler that will perform even close to an H80. Also, can a TX860 or an HX850 run these parts with a little headroom for overclocking? And which should I get, a TX or HX?
Edited by Explicit528 - 11/11/11 at 7:44am
post #15 of 19
Well the gtx580 lighting extreme is a total waste of money.. like the other one said you can get two 6970 for that price.. and a single gtx580 will never win against two 6970.. NEVER
And for physic.. only 1 game use it this year and usually physx is more cpu than gpu...

If you dont plan on overclocking more than 4.5ghz i would suggest a mmotherboard a lol bit more cheap..\

nice build in general smile.gif

If you really like nvidia get a gtx580 for 440$ not 600$ only for an increase of 2-3 fps lol
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post #16 of 19
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Well yeah ive decided to get 2 MSI Lightning 6970s, and its not that I don't want to overclock more than 4.5GHz, its just that I dont know much about voltages and until I learn more about them, I dont really wanna play with them too much
post #17 of 19
I wouldn't put that much into the gpu's when the newer much stronger ones that will fill it's price slot are now like 2 months away from launch. Also, many 6950's unlock shaders safely and become much cheaper 6970's.
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post #18 of 19
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Well I dont upgrade unless I absolutely need to, and with 2 6970s, I'll be ok for a while, even if I have to run future games on Med-High, I just need a new gaming comp ASAP to replace my horrid GTS 240
post #19 of 19
This is what I would do:

ASUS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner

LIAN LI Lancool PC-K62

x2 XFX HD 6870 2GB

KINGWIN KX-1000 1000W modular 80+ bronze

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600Mhz

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard PCI-E 3.0 w/ x8 x8

OCZ Agility 3 120GB SSD

Corsair H80

Total: $1,085.45 shipped before rebates.

Total: $1,035.45 shipped after rebates.

Promo codes: EMCJJJJ48 & EMCJJJJ22

If you were looking to save even more money, I'd go with the SeaSonic S12II 620 620W 80+ Bronze. I went with the Kingwin 1kw, because it's modular and it makes no sense to spend $30 - 50 less on a lower wattage, non modular PSU.


Crossfire HD 6870 1GB vs CF HD 6950 2GB

As you can see, there is a very small difference in FPS even with the 1GB model. With the 2GB model, you'll notice an increase in FPS, especially at higher resolutions.

Crossfire HD 6870 1GB vs SLI GTX 570

Even against the GTX 570, the performance is barely noticeable. Factor in the extra 1GB of GPU RAM and it'll continue to keep up with the 570s. If you notice at the 1280x1024 resolution for both, you'll see the SLI GTX 570 has a 1 FPS difference. The reason the gap increases when the resolution increases, is because of the additional VRAM on the GTX 570. So the 2GB HD 6870 solves this problem and it most likely out performs the GTX 570.

Here's a benchmark of the HD 6970, again showing barely any performance increase.

Obviously the HD 6970 is better, but it's not better in terms of real time performance. Both are going to get you past 30FPS in high settings with a single card setup and both will get you into the 60FPS range without without overclocking the, especially with the 2GB HD 6870. It'll save you $360 and you won't lose any noticeable performance.

If you don't like the case for whatever reason, there's obviously a LOT of room in the budget now. I may even upgrade to the 2600k and combo it with the H80 to save $20 with the upgrade, and you'll still have lots of room in the budget.
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MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
ASUS VE248Q Black 24" 2ms LED QNIX QX2710 Evolution ll 27" 1440p 120Hz Corsair K70 MX Red switches Antec TruePower New TP-750 Blue 750W modular 
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Corsair Vengeance C70 Arctic White SteelSeries Sensei Fnatic Edition SteelSeries QcK+ DOTA 2 Edition (x2) FiiO E6 
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