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Hi everyone.

I am thinking of buying a new computer. I have seen two, roughly the same price. One with an Intel i7 950 with a nVidia GTX 580 graphics card. The other with an Intel i7 960 with a nVidia GTX 570. I would like to use the computer mainly for gaming for games like Crysis. Also the i7 960 computer comes with 12gb RAM while the other comes with 6gb. Which one will get me better performance?
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post #2 of 22
you can overclock the processors... so that choice doesnt really matter to be honest, unless you dont overclock them...

for ram, if you do video editing photo editing or just are constantly running multiple programs its the only time you need 12 gigs...

video cards... the 580 is stronger than the 570 but if you overclock the 570 you should be good... how big is the resolution of your monitor? if its 1920x1080 i dont think you need more than a 570...
Edited by fshizl - 2/8/11 at 1:13am
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If they are roughly the same price I will definitely get the i7 950 with the gtx 580, it will be a beast, good for BF3.

gtx 580 is what you want for gaming. Besides, you can always OC your i7.
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post #4 of 22
When you say buying a new computer.... You mean building it yourself don't you? This is a pc enthusiast forum. We build everything.

Go for the i7 950 with 580. You can. 950/960 are exactly the same. 570/580 are not. More shaders unlocked and cores available and more VRAM. Big differences.

These seem like questions about prebuilts, unless you're getting a combo deal which is a weird combo deal.

Do Not buy a prebuilt. We not only discourage it on this forum, in fact we hate it.
     
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post #5 of 22
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fshizl View Post
how big is the resolution of your monitor? if its 1920x1080 i dont think you need more than a 570...
My monitor is 22" 1680 X 1050.
Is there any point buying a 1920 X 1080 monitor? Will it look any better?
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post #6 of 22
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Originally Posted by tom351 View Post
My monitor is 22" 1680 X 1050. I will probably be getting the GTX 580. Thanks.
Is there any point buying a 1920 X 1080 monitor? Will it look any better?
Upscaled resolution, 580 is pretty overkill for 1680... Well not for crysis or metro but most things its wonderful for.

Yeah get the 580 and 950. 6gb is more than enough, unless you do Autodesk programs 12gb is a stupid waste of money. There is a point of having a 1920 as it's Upscaled res and everything is smaller denser and much prettier IMO. But it's not necessary.

What mobo are you getting btw? Wouldnt need much if you stuck to a single card. List your specs here so we can see you aren't paying to much for things you don't need.
     
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post #7 of 22
i7-960 w/ GTX 570. You can't go wrong with that. Especially on your resolution. + you can a little CPU headroom on you. Just found out that the 960 is a bloomfield.

EDIT. If I may, would you be willing to go SLI? If so, you can get an i7-950 with 2 GTX 560s for the same price as one 580 but much more powerful.

This particular 560 has a great heatsink and has been proven to reach an OC of 1Ghz, maybe even more.
Edited by tryagainplss - 2/8/11 at 1:41am
    
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post #8 of 22
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i7-960 w/ GTX 570. You can't go wrong with that. Especially on your resolution. + you can a little CPU headroom on you
Dude. what. The.

If the op got them at the same price 950 and 580 are the obvious choice. Unless you're joking. You realize that the whole 900s besides the 970 and 80x are all just 920s right? Don't waste your money like that.
     
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post #9 of 22
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Ah! Don't worry about the new monitor... I just remembered that I have a Full HD 32" TV.

The computer has:

Intel Core i7 950
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R motherboard
6(3x2)GB Kingston HyperX DDR3 2000MHz ram
Seagate 2TB, SATA3, 6Gb/s, 64M cache
Pioneer DVR219 24X Dual-Layer SATA Burner
Nvidia GTX580 1536MB GDDR5 Video Card
Coolermaster RC-922 HAF Gaming Case
Codegen Platinum 925W Extreme Heavy Duty Power Supply

The computer is about $2,100 AUD. If I built one myself, the price will be about the same or a bit more. The people that build these computer must be getting the parts from a wholesaler or something.
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post #10 of 22
Are you sure? Link me a Australian tech site. I hate prebuilts as do most people here.

The psu I've never heard of Which isn't good but doesn't mean much. Everything else seems alright. It looks exactly like the computer I have

I7 950 and a Ud3R pretty popular build.

Yeah I'd say go for it if you can't build it yourself for less

Well besides the case. The case is an ugly monstrosity.

Here's mine it's is big brother. I don't use this case because it's so ugly. I have my computer on a piece of cardboard because it looks better than this case.

     
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