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If you have $500, you should spend it on a GTX 680. You will get better min FPS (the FPS that matters) if you grab a GTX 680. Reference cooling is actually pretty decent on Nvidia's new cards.
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I have a month before I buy the gpu so that gives me plenty of time to make a solid decision. everything else I should be able to get before then. biggrin.gif
Edited by Sakura Siri - 5/2/12 at 11:06am
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Ehhh it might be a bad idea, your thread might get locked due to fanboyism. we will see how it goes xD
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D: forgot about the fanboys lol i'll just take the poll down. don't want my thread to get locked. i just got here tongue.gif

when I am ready to buy hopefully i can find a gtx 680. but they are never in stock and if they are they are gone before you know it thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
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Originally Posted by Sakura Siri View Post

D: forgot about the fanboys lol i'll just take the poll down. don't want my thread to get locked. i just got here tongue.gif
when I am ready to buy hopefully i can find a gtx 680. but they are never in stock and if they are they are gone before you know it thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
Well by the time you are ready to buy the non-ref cards will probably be out tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by Ironman517 View Post

Well by the time you are ready to buy the non-ref cards will probably be out tongue.gif

I hope so smile.gif I was thinking of maybe running msi 560 ti's or 570's or even getting a gtx 580 (then another one when prices hopefully drop?) in sli. just looking to see what I find. thumb.gif


surprised no one is saying return the sandy bridge and get ivy bridge tongue.gif
Edited by Sakura Siri - 5/2/12 at 12:10pm
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That is because Ivy is not worth the extra premium in the US. It is too much more expensive, well it looks that way because we have good deals on the 2500K
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yeah if buying on newegg I could definitely see that. I got my 2500k for $170 @Micro Center or the ivy bridge i5 is $190. But I saw that the ivy bridge gets excessively hot when overclocking so I am taking the safer route with the sandy bridge. thumb.gif
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Just some things that is in my opinion

- Get the WD Black, since i think it preform better in general usage and I have not experienced vibration problem with the WD, but have with the F3

- If the main purpose of the rig is to play BF3 i'd suggest the Radeon 6970, since i've seen mostly better benchmarks for that GPU(maybe the Sapphire one). But I see no problem getting the TFIII, since I play BF3 fine on mine (I5 oc'ed to 4,5) with ultra settings at a stable 50 fps. Plus the MSI TF III have a superb cooling design thumb.gif

- IMO, I think you should pick the Switch 810, since the internal design is more practical and has more options. Furthermore I see much more future improvements in the that

Anyways, good luck on your new build smile.gif
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- If the main purpose of the rig is to play BF3 i'd suggest the Radeon 6970, since i've seen mostly better benchmarks for that GPU(maybe the Sapphire one). But I see no problem getting the TFIII, since I play BF3 fine on mine (I5 oc'ed to 4,5) with ultra settings at a stable 50 fps. Plus the MSI TF III have a superb cooling design thumb.gif
Actually A GTX 680 gets significantly better min FPS. Which is needed to prevent FPS lag. Average FPS means nothing.
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