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Ill just ignore and hope a mod clears up, sp my options are 6870, 470, 5870, 560, anything else can can they all run on my psu?
    
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Ill just ignore and hope a mod clears up, sp my options are 6870, 470, 5870, 560, anything else can can they all run on my psu?

Well are you going to run SLI? If not I would get the GTX 560 Ti 2GB and a AX650 for clean looks
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HI all new here but I've been doing allot of research latetly to decide what gpu to buy for my rig, and if your looking for bang for your buck id say a 560 ti 2gb or a 560 ti 448 core. Personally I'm down to either the 448 core or waiting until i get my hands on a 680.
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HI all new here but I've been doing allot of research latetly to decide what gpu to buy for my rig, and if your looking for bang for your buck id say a 560 ti 2gb or a 560 ti 448 core. Personally I'm down to either the 448 core or waiting until i get my hands on a 680.
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Whats the 448 corr version? Never heard of it
    
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448 core version is handicapped 570 basically. 470's and 480's are out in my mind because of the psu. If I were in op's shoes, I'd take a long look at the 560ti 2gb. It's an efficient card, draws around 220w @ peak iirc. A 2gb 6870 is also an option, either would be fine and perform very similarly. As to what was mentioned about your board and it's overclocking ability, unfortunately it's not an enthusiast board. Just because the box says z68 doesn't mean it was designed with overclocking in mind. The board has 4+2 power phase and boards with overclockers in mind usually start at 8+2 and work their way up from there. Also most enthusiast boards are capable of x8/x8 sli and or CF. If you're looking at a x16/x4 pci-e layout generally you're looking at a more mainstream board. Can you overclock on this board ? Absolutely you can. Will it be as easy or safe as on say a p8z68 v pro, unfortunately no. That being said, I don't see any way you can't get to 4.3/4.4 pretty easily. Pair that decent overclock with a nice mid-range card such as the ones I mentioned before and you'll be pleased with the performance per dollar overall I'd think. It's a shame about your psu. It's a fairly solid unit but if you had a bit more juice, I'd actually go back to the 480 because bang for buck right now it's hard to touch.

Also, I'd no longer be looking at 1gb gpu's. 2gb cards will future proof you quite a bit more and there are plenty to be had for cheap. You can certainly get away with 1gb, but personally I'd hate to put together a gaming rig and have to turn down my settings. 1.5gb+ is my rule of thumb for sure. You could probably get away with running a 480 @ stock clocks, but between that behemoth and a decent overclock on your cpu you'd be looking at 70 to 80 percent constant load on your psu. This will of course work it harder and make it less efficient. What did you have in mind as a cooling solution ?
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AMD card seem to be more efficent cards, keep that in mind!
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AMD card seem to be more efficent cards, keep that in mind!

Can you elaborate on this blanket statement that indicate and includes all cards up to date? What do mean by 'more efficient'? Explain to the OP as well as us.

I'm going to assume you mean older 400/500 vs 5000/600 series cards with power consumption or heat perhaps?

No longer the case with new 680's vs 7970's as your above statement would not be true.

Nvidia is running current gen cards with less power consumption, on par temps, at a better price performance ratio currently.

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Gaming performance with 680's, or single card synthetic benches goes to Nvidia and synthetic benches in crossfire or higher go to AMD with 7970's right now.
     
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Can you elaborate on this blanket statement that indicate and includes all cards up to date? What do mean by 'more efficient'? Explain to the OP as well as us.
I'm going to assume you mean older 400/500 vs 5000/600 series cards with power consumption or heat perhaps?
No longer the case with new 680's vs 7970's as your above statement would not be true.
Nvidia is running current gen cards with less power consumption, on par temps, at a better price performance ratio currently.
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Gaming performance with 680's, or single card synthetic benches goes to Nvidia and synthetic benches in crossfire or higher go to AMD with 7970's right now.

Yes it does look like the new AMD card require less the the newer nividia cards?

Now in your chart, looks like the AMD did pull some more power, but it did put a lil less heat.
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so basically i need a

new motherboard
new psu (potentially)
560 448/560ti 2gb/480
i want to purchase a h100 and a 300r corsair case.
    
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Simple get a GTX 680 LOL or somthing that has atleast over 1/2 of its performance!

Check this out http://www.anandtech.com/bench/GPU12/398

I know you don't play BF3 but us OCN people do LOL

Your card is the 6950.
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