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[Case] HAF 912 -- $60

[Motherboard] ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 -- $120

[PSU] Antec NEO ECO 620C 620W -- $70

[CPU] Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz -- $230

[RAM] G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600- ~$47

[GPU] GTX 560 Ti vs 6950 -- ~$240-290


Suggestions suggestions please

Thanks.

Edit: I use a 1680 x 1050 resolution
Edited by Delrain - 1/31/12 at 2:25pm
    
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post #2 of 13
I would say that's a pretty good build. imo, there is almost no difference between 6950 and 560 Ti. Depends on what game you want to play.
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/331?vs=330

If you don't plan on SLI/xfiring, there is no point having so many PCI-E port? But its like 10 dollar difference. Up to you
Edited by flexium - 1/30/12 at 6:42pm
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Sounds like a good rig to me, being a 6950 owner I would say go for it, some unlock to 6970's, some easy unlock shaders, nearly all run at 6970 speeds meaning your basically getting a 6970 anyway
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What's the difference between gtx 560 ti and gtx 560 ti 448 cores, is it worth the extra money?
    
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I like this build. Go with 6950 imo.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Delrain View Post

What's the difference between gtx 560 ti and gtx 560 ti 448 cores, is it worth the extra money?

This gives some info for you: http://www.fudzilla.com/reviews/item/25097-evga-gtx-560-ti-448-cores-classified-tested

What is the price difference?
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Why is this GPU so much cheaper than the other 560 ti's
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125401
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Delrain View Post

Why is this GPU so much cheaper than the other 560 ti's
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125401

You don't like cheaper eek.gif ?Gigabyte's a pretty good brand i think and if it's faulty you can always return or exchange.
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You might want to check out Microcenter's deal right now too because they have the 2500k for $180 new so its like $50 off of most places out there right now. thumb.gif
 
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geeks.com has p8p67 pro's for cheap

http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=P8P67-PRO-BO-R&cat=MBB
 
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