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New gaming rig - 6970 vs 570 - AMD vs Intel

Poll Results: GTX 570 vs Radeon 6970

 
  • 54% (40)
    GTX 570
  • 45% (34)
    Radeon 6970
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post #1 of 44
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Hey!

The time has come to buy a new rig that should be able to max out everything. I'm also going to overclock everything. CPU/GPU/RAM's.

The two games I'll probably play at most is Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and GTA IV. But still, I'll be playing Crysis, Metro 2033 and other games to.

Let's just skip to the parts:

Motherboard: Asrock M3N78D
Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition
RAM: A-Data 4GB (2x2048MB)1600Mhz Game Series,CL9
Harddrive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB
Graphics: Gainward GeForce GTX 580 "GOOD"
PSU: Silver Power SP-SS750M 750W
DVD-drive: Samsung SH-S223C 22X DL
Chassi: In-Win Android

Price: 1230$

What do you guys think? I might consider going with DirectCU version of 580. 'Cause I wont upgrade with sli in the future, and I'll just buy a new Bulldozer/Sandy bridge build in a year or so.
Edited by EmL - 2/7/11 at 6:32am
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post #2 of 44
Hey ill tell you right now, that Metro is gonna need at least 2 gpu's to even come close to maxing it out. I wouldn't worry too much about Bad Company.

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post #3 of 44
6950 + Unclock. It just won't overclock as good. It's a little different.
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post #4 of 44
Both are nice cards but i prefer hd6970.It's a little bit faster!
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post #5 of 44
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Originally Posted by HybridCore View Post
6950 + Unclock. It just won't overclock as good. It's a little different.
Not an option. Got the cash for either 6970 or 570. I don't want to risk it by buying a graphic card that might be hardware locked by know, or being unstable as unlocked.
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Originally Posted by Coach Mcguirk View Post
Hey ill tell you right now, that Metro is gonna need at least 2 gpu's to even come close to maxing it out. I wouldn't worry too much about Bad Company.

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True. But I'm planning on future SLI or CF.

Quote:
Originally Posted by antonis21 View Post
Both are nice cards but i prefer hd6970.It's a little bit faster!
It's different from review to review.. I'm a little afraid of the 1280mb RAM wont be enough for future games.
Edited by EmL - 2/4/11 at 4:17am
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post #6 of 44
Looks good, although i'm waiting for Bulldozer to come out before I build my new computer, I advise you to do the same
    
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post #7 of 44
I would go with the 6970, of course you expect me to say that...but from benchmarks I have seen it looks to be a great performer well in line with the 570, ahead in some behind in others so very even, less power draw and lower temps also a plus to the 6970
    
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post #8 of 44
If you are planning to add another one go for hd6970 for sure.Cf performance is near to double with for hd6000 series
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post #9 of 44
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Originally Posted by CookiiMonster View Post
Looks good, although i'm waiting for Bulldozer to come out before I build my new computer, I advise you to do the same
Any idea when it'll get released? From what I heard it might be around the re-release of Sandy Bridge(?)
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post #10 of 44
Quote:
Originally Posted by EmL View Post
Any idea when it'll get released? From what I heard it might be around the re-release of Sandy Bridge(?)
I do believe it's set to release in April, not 100% sure
But will definitely be worth the wait
    
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