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post #11 of 18
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I have a new and improved one...

Intel Core i5-2500K
Asus P8P67-M Pro
G.Skill Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3/1600
Palit GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2GB
Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 2TB
Lite-On iHOS104-06
Antec TruePower New 750W
NZXT Vulcan
Corsair H60
~$1160
A 6950 is the same price and gives better performance. Are you set on Nvidia? Also anything over 640gb I don't trust. and Hitachi isnt the best HD brand. I would recommend 4 500gb WD Caviar black HD if you really want 2 tb.
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post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by nbmjhk6 View Post
How so? The 6950 is a much better card than the 560 so I don't understand how your build is better.

Edit: Also motherboard is a lot better and with 2 500gb drives it provides much better safety than 1 2tb drive.
-the gtx 560 Ti is a better card for the money especially if you are playing on 1080p, however the 6950 overpowers the 560 on 2560x1600 resolutions because of its 2GB of VRAM, unless of course you get the 2GB 560 like I suggested int he second build.

-as for the hard drive, 2x500gb would only have better security in RAID 1, to which it would not fill the 1TB storage requirement that he requests and RAID 0 would be 2 x less secure...
post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by stinky View Post
I have a new and improved one...

Intel Core i5-2500K
Asus P8P67-M Pro
G.Skill Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3/1600
Palit GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2GB
Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 2TB
Lite-On iHOS104-06
Antec TruePower New 750W
NZXT Vulcan
Corsair H60
~$1160
Does he really need 8GB RAM?

Maybe lose 4GB and get a better GPU?

A cheap GTX 570?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-125-_-Product
post #14 of 18
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-the gtx 560 Ti is a better card for the money especially if you are playing on 1080p, however the 6950 overpowers the 560 on 2560x1600 resolutions because of its 2GB of VRAM, unless of course you get the 2GB 560 like I suggested int he second build.

-as for the hard drive, 2x500gb would only have better security in RAID 1, to which it would not fill the 1TB storage requirement that he requests and RAID 0 would be 2 x less secure...
Where are you looking? 6950 beats the 560 in most games PLUS it can be unlocked or even safer can just have the extra shaders unlocked. At 1600x1200 the 6950 was winning most of the time.

2 500gb are a lot safer than 1 2tb even without raid... at anything above 640gb I believe, you have multiple disks which results in more chance of failure...
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post #15 of 18
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I can just bump it up to a GTX 570 since the budget will allow for it anyway... Also, I think he wants the 8GB of RAM b/c he will probably be running a busy Minecraft server and using AutoCAD simultaneously... Again, I have nothing against ATI/AMD because as you can see I have one of their cards, however for this generation of cards if you examine price, heat, power and performance I think NVidia has got it down in at least some aspects of the market.
post #16 of 18
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I ask him during lunchtime what EXACTLY he wants because he is quite an indecisive individual...
post #17 of 18
6950 is better than 560
6950 is best bang for the buck
end of story.
post #18 of 18
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Originally Posted by stinky View Post
I can just bump it up to a GTX 570 since the budget will allow for it anyway... Also, I think he wants the 8GB of RAM b/c he will probably be running a busy Minecraft server and using AutoCAD simultaneously... Again, I have nothing against ATI/AMD because as you can see I have one of their cards, however for this generation of cards if you examine price, heat, power and performance I think NVidia has got it down in at least some aspects of the market.
I agree with you to a degree but 6950 vs. 560 the 6950 wins hands down. is your friend gonna oc? I think the 570 is a really great card but it has problems with overclocking.
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