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Hey there!

This is just another of my threads, asking for some help from all you kind guys!

I'm buying for Christmas (Well, after Christmas, once I'm home on January 4th):

- Silverstone Raven RV02-B (I kinda started hating my HAF 932, too much dust acumulated on the case, and no black interior, and I fell in love with this Raven case )

- OCZ Vertex 2 Extended 120Gb 2.5" (It's going to be my first SSD, I'm really excited )

- 4Gb Kit Mushkin Enhanced Redline Red Frostbyte CL6 (I got a buyer for my current CL9 RAM, so why not! )



And with the money I will have left, will decide wether to save it for Bulldozer, or spend it on a pair of Samsung F3's 1TB for movies

Also, planning to buy a GTX460 (Probably the 460 evga) mainly for Folding, but would also like it for Physx on some games like Batman AA, Mafia II... But mainly for F@H.

Few questions I have:

1. Let's say I get an EVGA GTX460 1Gb, would I need to install Nvidia drivers on top of my 5970 drivers to get the proper performance on Folding@Home?

2. Would doing #1 affect my HD5970's performance on gaming without Physx?

3. Should I get the 768Mb or the 1Gb version? Considering I will be using it for F@H and some Physx on games, not as a main gaming card.

4. As I have a HD5970 with accelero (No exhaust of air, it all stays in), should I go for an exhaust cooler with 460, or get a cooler that puts air int othe case?

5. As I am getting the Raven RV02-B, should I put the HD5970 on the left, so it doesn't take hot air from the 460? Or put the 460 on the left like a "2nd" card?

Thanks guys, really appreciate it!
    
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please don't bump before 24 hours of posting. It's only been 40 minutes since you last posted.

PhysX cards are not worth it in my opinion.
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A GTX 460 is waaaay too much for physx IMO (unless you're running a 30") A 8800GS/8800GT or 9600GSO/9800GT would be about perfect.
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A GTX 460 is waaaay too much for physx IMO (unless you're running a 30") A 8800GS/8800GT or 9600GSO/9800GT would be about perfect.
Well, like I said, I want it MAINLY for Folding@Home, I won't be going any lower than a 460, it's mainly for Folding..
    
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radeon hd 5970 is already a god. physx card would stink up your awesome amd pc so dont do it, please.
I had considered phenom 1100T and hardware almost exactly like yours with watercooling. but the intel 2600k sandy bridge will debut in january so that is what i have my sights on.
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radeon hd 5970 is already a god. physx card would stink up your awesome amd pc so dont do it, please.
I had considered phenom 1100T and hardware almost exactly like yours with watercooling. but the intel 2600k sandy bridge will debut in january so that is what i have my sights on.
I really want a Physx card and also for Folding@Home though
    
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Don't listen to these people. Get whichever GTX460 you like and be done with it. If you want to fold and use as a physx card then do it. Physx is actually pretty cool.

AFAIK, a 30'' monitor doesn't require any more graphic horsepower than a 22" or 46" for that matter.1080p is 1080p regardless of the physical size. Lol. Wow....

Anyways, good luck OP!

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The 768 and 1gb version both pretty much fold the same

And a exaust cooler perhaps?

If it pushes in to the case, then the 5970 could suck up all that heat
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The 768 and 1gb version both pretty much fold the same

And a exaust cooler perhaps?

If it pushes in to the case, then the 5970 could suck up all that heat
I think I may just put the HD5970 on the left (Near the HDD's) and the GTX460 on the right, near the CPU, that way the 460 sucks up air from the 5970, which I don't really mind tbh.
    
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