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post #11 of 39
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Okay my Budget has been lowered so how is this build?

AMD x2 555 Black Edition (will upgrade to Bulldozer)
Asus M4A88TD-EVO/USB3 (will upgrade to AM3+ motherboard)
XFX HD6950 (will unlock to 6970)
Corsair Force Series 60GB SSD
Seagate Barracuda 500GB
Corsair Vengance 1x4GB DDR3
XFX Core Edition Pro 850W
Sony DVDRW Writer
post #13 of 39
May I recommend dropping the SSD to save money to put into better things such as: vcard,cpu, or mobo?
post #14 of 39
Are you 100% sure the newer 6950s are unlocking?

I would still stick with the 570 though.

What's warranty likes on the Gainward? 50 AUD difference is a lot of money.
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Are you 100% sure the newer 6950s are unlocking?
If it's a reference card it'll be fine, that being said it'll run hot.

EDIT: Quote confusion.
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If it's a reference card it'll be fine, that being said it'll run hot.
Are you sure about that? Only one time my 570 went above 80 degrees and that was because I manually set the fan to 40% to see how fast the heat ramped up in 3 runs of the Metro Benchmark.

The 570 is a very cool card. Not to mention it's LOADS quieter at 75% fan speed than my 6870 was at only 50%.
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Are you sure about that? Only one time my 570 went above 80 degrees and that was because I manually set the fan to 40% to see how fast the heat ramped up in 3 runs of the Metro Benchmark.

The 570 is a very cool card. Not to mention it's LOADS quieter at 75% fan speed than my 6870 was at only 50%.
6950 unlocked to a 6970 is what i meant
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6950 unlocked to a 6970 is what i meant
My bad.

I'm actually quite impressed by the cooling on the 570. I thought it was going to be another 470.

But it's really quiet and efficient at cooling!

The 6870 was really a let down. I gave AMD a chance to show me that they can make something that will hold their own against Nvidia but it was just too loud for me.

I never thought I'd see the day when too loud and AMD were used in the same sentence. Lol.
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what about if i drop the SSD, upgrade the CPU to a 1055T and upgrade the Mobo to a M4A89GTD PRO/USB3

should i also drop the 6850 or just keep the 6950?
post #20 of 39
Get an i5 2500k. Will whoop the arses of both the i7-950 and the even the 1100T.

A Sandy Bridge build with even a decent mobo will rape all other offerings. I wish Intel had released SB 3 months ago when I built this rig.

It makes me sad panda that my i7 is now slow compared to the new gen.
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