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So i'm toying around with building a computer. tigere direct had a quadcore phenom/mobo/ram deal for like 130 bucks. needless to say i have a newegg cart with about $650 of stock and am toying over what graphics card i should go for. This is going to be all amd, and specifically a 6000 series gpu to achieve a scorpius system setup.

the two options i'm looking at (i tend to budget build and oc) are:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150549
and
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150563

th4e other hardware i'm going to be using is the ASUS 990FX AM3+ motherboard and an FX8150 8core cpu. the only difference between these two cores is the 6870 has a core clock of 900Mhz with 1120 stream processors, and the 6950 has a core clock of 800Mhz and 1408 stream processors.

so whats the opinion you guys have? the two cards aren't reference cards so they are pretty stock, and the gpu is where i'm going to be sacrificing. The build going to be a media hub to stream from, photoshop rendering for my wife with minor video editing, and Guild Wars 2.

and does anyone for the love of God know if these support hd audio out? my current assumption is no since its not listed, but both are hdcp complient so maybe its a yes?

thanks in advance for the replies:)
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The 6950 is only $20 more, I would definitely go with 6950. I don't know if the HD output supports audio, but on my old 5770 it did so there's no reason it shouldn't.
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If you're playing Guild Wars 2, then an AMD processor is inferior compared to an Intel one.

However, if you are mainly editing, then get the 8120. Save some money, they OC to the same speed-ish

I'd get the 6950 because it's stronger and you can OC it.
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If you're playing Guild Wars 2, then an AMD processor is inferior compared to an Intel one.
However, if you are mainly editing, then get the 8120. Save some money, they OC to the same speed-ish
I'd get the 6950 because it's stronger and you can OC it.

as far as cpu, its only a few bucks more, and its the top line amd. as far as amd vs intel, i'm an amd fanboy. i know intel tends to have better cpu's but amd is always ahead in innovation, and the price point to performance matches my income.

anyways, this is an amd forum. why are you pumping intel in such an irrelevant venue?
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The 6950 is only $20 more, I would definitely go with 6950. I don't know if the HD output supports audio, but on my old 5770 it did so there's no reason it shouldn't.

thanks. big think for me is hdmi audio. this will be connected to the tv for some gaming so knowing that is a big plus.
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If you're playing Guild Wars 2, then an AMD processor is inferior compared to an Intel one.

However, if you are mainly editing, then get the 8120. Save some money, they OC to the same speed-ish
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anyways, this is an amd forum. why are you pumping intel in such an irrelevant venue?

There are some really horrible, terrible, no fun people who try and help people get the best performance possible. Yes, yes, we know, it is horribly rude. In fact, one wonders why they aren't all banned. The GALL, to remind someone of these little technical details out of the kindness of their heart. madsmiley.png

We should do everything we can to punish them for their arrogance.
    
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The 6950 is pretty nice..I just got one in a trade..and it overclocks like a bauss!
As far as cpus go..well..The best cpus AMD has made are no longer commercially available..isn't that nice? I have one in my current rig..
I really need to pull it out ..cuz it's sold ..(1090T) btw..If you're hell-bent on AMD..I'd wait..:doh.gif: flashbacks to last year..umm yeah..I really would..If they delay a release...get the most/best Intel stuff for the $$ you can..I'm not sticking by a company that tried to hand me a steaming pile of crap last October and call it good.."It's good enough" Umm..no..It is NOT good enough..not at all.(FX series) AMD should release some new cpus in October.Tiger Direct Combos are bad..Knowing them..They'd pair an N68 board with an 8150..
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as far as cpu, its only a few bucks more, and its the top line amd. as far as amd vs intel, i'm an amd fanboy. i know intel tends to have better cpu's but amd is always ahead in innovation, and the price point to performance matches my income.
anyways, this is an amd forum. why are you pumping intel in such an irrelevant venue?

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HEY!!! i have a amd quad core 4170 and it slays every game that i throw at it and its not even the top-range amd core! frown.gif
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There are some really horrible, terrible, no fun people who try and help people get the best performance possible. Yes, yes, we know, it is horribly rude. In fact, one wonders why they aren't all banned. The GALL, to remind someone of these little technical details out of the kindness of their heart. madsmiley.png
We should do everything we can to punish them for their arrogance.

This is a Amd general forum,i would think if he wanted intel it wouldnt be posted here.....is that to hard for you to understand............wink.gif
    
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