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You can also get the 560 which is a great card.

560: $250 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-363-_-Product
570: $350 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-365-_-Product
580: $500 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-364-_-Product

And finally, if you want a REALLY cost-efficient high performer, get a couple of 460s at $170 each. Even 2 of these ($340) will outrun a single 580. These overclock so well.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125333

I've linked you to Gigabyte models because I love their tri-fan design and they go for just about the same price as a standard reference design card.

2 570s for $700 will outperform a single 580 for $500.
2 560s for $500 will also outperform the single 580 for $500.

You can't go wrong with the one with tremendous reviews: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-277-_-Product

You don't need more than 4GB right now. Just get 4GB and you'll have room for another 2x2GB in the future.
Edited by Stealth Pyros - 3/10/11 at 8:31am
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First thanks for all the help
I'm loving researching all this new stuff
My fiancee not so much lol
But she gave me permission to build a new rig knowing I'd love it more than her
I'm liking doubling up on the 560 or 460, saves money and gives teh PC a nice shelf life (at least 2 ears without noticing game issues I'd bet)
But would an 850W power supply(just bought it last weekend) handle double cars and the board.
I got the feeling you were a gigabyte guy, let me ask you
Looking at the ud4 compared to other similarly priced boards on the horizon
specifically Asus and EVGA what makes the ud4 the board to get
the others have added options like bluetooth and such
post #23 of 29
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Originally Posted by Concelor View Post
First thanks for all the help
I'm loving researching all this new stuff
My fiancee not so much lol
But she gave me permission to build a new rig knowing I'd love it more than her
I'm liking doubling up on the 560 or 460, saves money and gives teh PC a nice shelf life (at least 2 ears without noticing game issues I'd bet)
But would an 850W power supply(just bought it last weekend) handle double cars and the board.
I got the feeling you were a gigabyte guy, let me ask you
Looking at the ud4 compared to other similarly priced boards on the horizon
specifically Asus and EVGA what makes the ud4 the board to get
the others have added options like bluetooth and such
When it comes to these non-reference GPU designs, I'm definitely in awe of Gigabyte's cards with their triple fan cooling. I wouldn't get a reference design card like EVGA with that one tiny fan all the way at the end of the card. EVGA has lifetime warranty which is great, but for the same price I'd much rather have the awesome cooling from Gigabyte. I do currently have a Gigabyte board and do feel they are great quality, but I'm going with ASUS as my Sandy Bridge board. No performance reason in particular, I honestly just like how it looks in blue.

An 850W PSU should be fine for either card you pair up. Is it a Corsair, Seasonic, or XFX PSU? If not, which brand? If you can share the model I'd gladly check it out and give you further opinion. I have a Corsair 750W and it powers my overclocked quad core and 4870X2 without a problem, and the 4870X2 is a very power hungry card, possibly the most power hungry out.

All in all, I think a pair of 460s is a great buy and you won't need more than that for a long time. I'm probably going for a single 580 when I build later this year, but I may change my mind depending on the deals I come across. I'm willing to spend just around $1,100 in total so I'm just getting the best I can out of that.
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The power supply I have is a thermal take
here's a link to the model
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Thermalt...&skuId=8990559

I like the gigabyte video cards the 3 fans are like a bonus

As for the board because the ud4 isn't out
I think I might look into some of the asus
Theyre are a few around the same price as teh ud4
post #25 of 29
Power supply seems fine. I'm not a PSU expert but I do know Thermaltake's Black Widow PSU line is good so I don't see why the TR2 would offer any less.

For ASUS I'd suggest the P8P67 Pro that's what I initially posted on the first page.
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I know which is why i kept coming back to it
But whats the difference between pro
m pro
and deluxe lol
and how bout that sabretooth model they have out (i ask cause i cant get it locally lol)
Edited by Concelor - 3/10/11 at 1:31pm
post #27 of 29
That Sabretooth model looks so awesome, but I think it's like $320 or maybe more. The Deluxe just has dual LAN, Bluetooth, and a couple of other minor things I don't remember. I remember preferring the Pro over the Deluxe because the extra features don't warrant the price difference.
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I know which is why i kept coming back to it
But whats the difference between pro
m pro
and deluxe lol
and how bout that sabretooth model they have out (i ask cause i cant get it locally lol)
m pro is micro atx form factor, its a smaller board.



deluxe has more available lanes for the pci-e 16x_3 slot so you can get a little more performance if you have to populate all 3 instead of stealing lanes from other pci_e 1x slots like the pp8p67 pro.

It also has a better onboard sound codec. As well as a front mountable 5.25" usb3 bay device thing (no idea who actually uses it, i dont.) and a on board code display on the motherboard, which actually does help alot during overclocking.

I think it also has a slightly better power regulation... but again thats up in the air, all of these boards seem to overclock to around the same spot. Its more chip dependent and not so much the motherboard, since the memory controller is built into the CPU. All were doing is supplying power and changing the multi.



sabertooth is your standard SLI/CF board, which is ridiculous looking full motherboard cover. (at least i think it looks dumb.) its basically a p8p67 pro with a cover on top that helps with a nonexistent cooling issue that asus made up. I think it actually has a slightly worse power phase design than the pro and it also lacks the 3rd pci-e 16x slot. Pretty much going for people who thinks it looks cool imo.
    
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sabertooth is cheaper than you think
microcenter has it for 220
http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0358056
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