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Buiding a new rig and buying it shortly here (waiting on Ivy Bridge) I live 30 mins from Tiger Direct so I am going to go and start picking up parts because I just love having a reason to go there smile.gif

Anyways here's what I'm looking to build

Core i5 3570k (upon release)
Mobo z68 (still undecided)
8GB of RipjawX
750W PSU
212+ cooler
HDD's already have 2 500gbs

the GPU is what has me lost and confused. My budget is up to 300$

Things to know:
  1. I have no loyalty to Nvidia (even though it's posted here I have always just bought Nvidia)
  2. PC Games (soon to be D3 & TONS of GW2 once it's released)
  3. Photoshop & 3DS Max (ZBrush and the like)

Thanks all
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560ti - 570 ?
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post #3 of 11
Get a z77 mobo since you're going with IB. No point with z68
 
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AMD7850 or 7870?
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560 Ti 448 2 gb
 
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post #6 of 11
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130759

gtx 480 for $209.99....can't go wrong there. It is just as powerful as a gtx 570, but with more vram.
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post #7 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by icehotshot View Post

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130759
gtx 480 for $209.99....can't go wrong there. It is just as powerful as a gtx 570, but with more vram.

but it consumes more power and generates more heat lol

EDIT: I'd wait a little to see the full line up of Nvidias new 6xx series GPUs to see their performance then I'd do a comparison on price vs performance for both Nvidia and AMD and move on from there thumb.gif
Edited by C6ZR1 - 4/24/12 at 2:39pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by C6ZR1 View Post

but it consumes more power and generates more heat lol

this
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post #9 of 11
a gtx 480,560ti,or 570 would all be good. or you could get a 2gb 6950.
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post #10 of 11
The $210 480 is really hard to beat on either side, it takes the 7870 to beat it and that is 50% more expensive for <10% better performance than the 480.
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