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post #1 of 11
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Well I just got my 2600k at 4.5 and 16 gigs of ram at 1866 and 9-10-9-24 and I still have my 8800gt. Which card should I get for around 250 and 6950 or a gtx560. I mostly play fps like black ops or cod and modern warfare or nfs. Thanks...
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post #2 of 11
those two cards perform pretty much the same. the 6950 performs slightly better but not by much. I would just find the best deal and get it
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post #3 of 11
You got an i7 and 16 gigs of ram, Then your gonna go Mid range on the gpu?
With that system I say GTX 570 or stronger....
post #4 of 11
I believe the 6950 you can unlock to the 6970 ,but I am not sure about the rate of succession though I have read it is quite high.
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post #5 of 11
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The reason I say midrange is because I am afraid of my power supply not having enough watts for something stronger. I could get a new one but this has everything, modular high efficiency etc... Also I will have a max res of 1600x1200...
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post #6 of 11
That PSU is enough to push even a GTX 580.. Go nuts man get whatever card you can afford.
post #7 of 11
with that system id go for a 580, or if not a 570 minimum, otherwise you will get a major bottleneck (even though this will most likely not affect you in noticeable way)
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post #8 of 11
Either HD6950 1GB or the GTX560 Ti is a good choice.
But do not count on unlocking the 1GB version as no one has reported a success (yet).

I will probably suggest the GTX560 Ti because I like to keep the graphics subsystem totally in one colour. I mean, you can keep your 8800GT as a Dedicated Physx card. While it is possible to use hack driver to make it work together with an AMD card, I still prefer to avoid potential hassle.
post #9 of 11
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will my power supply handle both cards if I get the 560 and use the 8800gt as Physx and what is purpose of that?
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post #10 of 11
your power supply should be fine and using the physx card helps in games that use physx(mafia 2, batman and a few others), but besides that it doesn't
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