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Yeah, I've decided to go with the GTX570, but I'm unsure of the CPU now because AMD performs worse than Intel processors in WoW.

Might switch to a i5 760, but that's a pretty big jump down for other games.

Do you think it's worth it?
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Clock for the clock Intel beats the Phenoms silly. It's only when you have very threaded applications (i.e. not games) that the 6 cores edge out the 4 that intel has.
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I would stick with what you have for now and wait for sandy bridge shortly.
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GTX570 is more future proof.
no such thing..
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post #15 of 27
I noticed a monumental difference coming from a 720 X3 @ 3.6Ghz.
That little CPU was surprisingly fast for what it was, but this i7 is a world of a difference.

I am loving this GTX 570, driver package is better then AMD's so far in the 5 games I have tried.
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I would stick with what you have for now and wait for sandy bridge shortly.
I would too, but this is computer is a Christmas present for someone
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post #17 of 27
get the i7 then u will be quite happy with the performance. Its all preference really. If you want power its intel tho thats proven.
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get the i7 860, its about the same price as a phenom ii x6
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I was in a hard time trying to decide if i should get a GTX 570 or HD 6970 but i finally going to buy the GTX 570, here in Argentina its priced at USD $540 (EVGA SUPERCLOCKED) and the GTX 580 (Gygabite) at USD $800, the 6970 (Sapphire) is at USD $580.

Im playing at 1080p so i hope the 570 its good enough and i did not make a mistake because its just USD$40 cheaper than the 6970 and the 6970 maybe have more performance future with drivers updates, but because i dont know that i prefer the cheaper one
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I was in a hard time trying to decide if i should get a GTX 570 or HD 6970 but i finally going to buy the GTX 570, here in Argentina its priced at USD $540 (EVGA SUPERCLOCKED) and the GTX 580 (Gygabite) at USD $800, the 6970 (Sapphire) is at USD $580.

Im playing at 1080p so i hope the 570 its good enough and i did not make a mistake because its just USD$40 cheaper than the 6970 and the 6970 maybe have more performance future with drivers updates, but because i dont know that i prefer the cheaper one
Damn, those are some crazy prices.

At your resolution, you will be fine with the 570, and you can always overclock it to 580 stock performance.
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