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Hey OCN,putting a rig together on a budget so far ive decided on a 960T,990FX Sabertooth .and gskill 1866 RAM.Next on my list is the gpu.My budget is around 600-650USD.The mobo/ram/cpu sits me right at 370.Question is what would be the best possible GPU to get for around 250-270 Usd?Linked a card below that iw as looking at.Thanks



SAPPHIRE 100312-3SR Radeon HD 6950 Dirt3 Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
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Hey, I would suggest something else if you can snug in a little more over that $370 you are set on.

2500K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

AsRock Extreme3 Gen3 Z68
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271

G.Skill Sniper Low Voltage(1.25V) Series 8GB (2x4GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231461

You can swap out the RAM, and get Corsair Vengeance 8GB kit or G.Skill Ripjaws X 8GB kit. Either way they would perform very similar, but the 1.25V RAM are a niche better in my opinion. tongue.gif

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The 2500K is highly regarded as the best performing CPU right now, and since it's well within your budget- I suggest you go INTEL this time. biggrin.gif
Instead of going for the 960T with a Sabertooth, granted it's a very good combo and will suit your needs just fine, but the 2500K has the upper hand here, Ivy Bridge, Gen3, native Intel SATA 6gb/s. Only thing you would miss out is the 16x 16x CF/SLI b/w which you get with the 990FX chipset, but in real world it doesn't matter anyway with 8x 8x and it only applies if you are going multi GPU! smile.gif

As for the GPU, I would choose this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127615

Has a $20 off promo code, and is a MSI TFIII GTX560Ti 448 core, is neck and neck with a GTX570, and will OC past it with ease. biggrin.gif

Hope it helps.

Please take this post with a grain of salt, if you are set on AMD. smile.gif

EDIT: Another TFII GTX560Ti 448 Core, apparently more cheaper (promo code + MIR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127615&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=4003003&SID=c0u4dtx0j3p5

Thank this guy biggrin.gif
http://www.overclock.net/t/1211686/newegg-com-msi-560ti-448-core-twin-frozr-iii-249-after-promo-code-and-30-mir-deal-ends-today#post_16400105
Edited by dipanzan - 2/7/12 at 10:26am
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I would get a 7870, or SLI 2 6770's (or 7770 depending on how AMD prices them)...
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A 7870 sounds nice but out of budget ... So what your saying is that a 6770s fired would out perform a 6950?

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The Sapphire 6950 you linked and the GTX 560ti 448 where my top choices when i started shopping for a gpu. Grabbed a 570 classified on ebay for $189 yesterday biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Xaphan187 View Post

A 7870 sounds nice but out of budget ... So what your saying is that a 6770s fired would out perform a 6950?
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6770 cfx is just a dead end upgrade. Go with 6950 ot 560ti 448
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Boi 1da View Post

The Sapphire 6950 you linked and the GTX 560ti 448 where my top choices when i started shopping for a gpu. Grabbed a 570 classified on ebay for $189 yesterday biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Xaphan187 View Post

A 7870 sounds nice but out of budget ... So what your saying is that a 6770s fired would out perform a 6950?
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6770 cfx is just a dead end upgrade. Go with 6950 ot 560ti 448
nice buy man, ill prolly end up getting a 6950 of some sort. Thanks

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Look for a used GTX 480 or a 6950 or a 560 Ti.
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get the 2500k thats a no brainer
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Thats a "G", not a "C" in the title and question.
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