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So my buddy wants another new rig so here's a rough outline of what I have picked out. Some parts here and there are missing, but the essentials are there and I wanted to get some opinions about it. Being able to play in Surround is a priority. Main 2 games he's concerned about is Diablo 3 (Which I can easily play in Eyefinity Max Settings with a single Hd6950 so that won't be a problem) and Tera Online, releasing May 1st.

2500K w/ AsRock Z68 Extreme 3 Mobo.
2x GTX560 Ti
Corsair Tx850

Sorry it isn't a huge list but the other parts won't affect it as much so I didn't care to list them.

So it was pretty much just to check if the 2x Gtx560Ti would be a good choice or not and if the Tx850 would be sufficient enough to power them both. OC on Cpu and slight OC on Gpu as well.

And I know you guys would want to spring for a Gtx580 or Hd7970, but you get more overall performance with those 2 cards in Sli than those single cards (I think) and he doesn't care about being able to throw another card in in the future. Just wants power and now. Yes, that is what he said, haha.

Thanks! If you need more info let me know please.

PS. I know this last part isn't much related and could probably be better answered in the GPU section. But are there are pros and cons regarding Eyefinity vs Surround?
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HI ,

IMO 7970 is a good choice as it gives ~same performance as the 560 ti sli at stock and will undoubtedly whoop-@ss when overclocked , not mentioning the lower power consumption / heat / noise / scaling problems and such , it would only need a 750w PSU (900+ for multi gpu)

now , NVIDIA Surround vs AMD EYEFINITY are the same ( like SLI vs Crossfire)

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+1 for the 7970. If not, maybe an EVGA 580 Classified 3gb for $550ish?

Whatever you do, you'll want a solid 3 gb of VRAM. With all these new and crazy cards out, it'd be a little foolish not to.
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Get the HD7970 now.Much better than two 560ti in SLI,more VRAM and not to mention it's the next-gen card from AMD.So advise your friend to get it thumb.gif
Edited by bleachigo - 2/1/12 at 8:29am
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+1 for the 7970. If not, maybe an EVGA 580 Classified 3gb for $550ish?
Whatever you do, you'll want a solid 3 gb of VRAM. With all these new and crazy cards out, it'd be a little foolish not to.

Trying to decide between the 7970 and 580 Classified 3bg my self :/
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Trying to decide between the 7970 and 580 Classified 3bg my self :/

Just wait for the new card Nvidia which is supposedly coming out this month.Look up some benchies and decide from there.If it's better than both then you'll be dissapointed that you bought the slower card tongue.gif i know i would be.
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Trying to decide between the 7970 and 580 Classified 3bg my self :/
The 7970 is better, get it if you're looking for the better GPU.
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Just wait for the new card Nvidia which is supposedly coming out this month.Look up some benchies and decide from there.If it's better than both then you'll be dissapointed that you bought the slower card tongue.gif i know i would be.

Yeah I think I am going to get the 7970 (Don't want to wait tongue.gif), though I may be kicking myself later.
Where did you read about the new Nvidia card coming this month?
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Don't play the waiting game (unless release is imminent). If so you'll just keep waiting.
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