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one change go with a 6790 its equivalent if not more powerful then the 550Ti and only around 150
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yeah coz i care about game ratings....
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one change go with a 6790 its equivalent if not more powerful then the 550Ti and only around 150
as i previously said before i dislike ati cards
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Personally

AII X4
4GB of ram
Cheap motherboard
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5770 or 550Ti (or even a GTX260)
Earthwatt PSU (550W should be enough)
Antec 300

^^^^ Nice rig
 
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Originally Posted by GoTMaXPoWeR View Post
I disagree. The HD6850 is still £130+ and it proves worse off in benchmarks than the £120 550Ti. The next step up, the HD5850, is still £140, even £150+ in some places, and then things like the GTX460 (step up from the 5850) are very similar in pricing to the HD6850.

I guess it all depends where you live and what you're charged, either way I think the OP is competent enough to go for another card if the 550 is over budget where he lives.

I'm assuming since the OP's cousin is using an older CRT, he'll be on a resolution similar to 1600x1200. Benchmarks for reference;

Spend alot of time for a benchmark where the 550 ti beat the 6850??

Since most reviews says it doesn't, except for one graph that you didn't even link the review Seems the 550 ti is close to a 5770, a little better at higher resolutions. A 460 would be better


http://guru3d.com/article/geforce-gt...clone-ii-oc/18
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...-review-7.html
Edited by CravinR1 - 4/7/11 at 7:37pm
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Personally

AII X4
4GB of ram
Cheap motherboard
stock cooling
5770 or 550Ti (or even a GTX260)
Earthwatt PSU (550W should be enough)
Antec 300

^^^^ Nice rig
i already have a case for him,i am using stock cooling and 4gb of ram i am choosing the 550ti and im getting a 650W coz theres little price difference and he will have the option to get a better card in the future..
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Spend alot of time for a benchmark where the 550 ti beat the 6850??

Since most reviews says it doesn't, except for one graph that you didn't even link the review (found it below)
Yeah I hate that Bit Tech started rating GPUs by minimum frame rates instead of average. 6850 is definitely better than a 550Ti, loses slightly to a 460 768MB.

But for playing COD games at low resolutions all I think all you really need is a 5770 (or if you don't like ATI a GTS 450).
     
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Spend alot of time for a benchmark where the 550 ti beat the 6850??

Since most reviews says it doesn't
This ^^. Stuck out like a sore thumb to me.

The GTX550 overclocked performs inbetween a 5770 and a 5830 depending on the game. The 1gb GTX460 is comparable to the 6850, both stock and overclocked, but the better 6850's overclock to higher than 6870 stock performance.

OP - the 550 WILL be fine for the games you mentioned, and honestly unless you're prepared to go for a GTX460 or HD6850, you should get the 550. The 6790 seems like a great card with some really high perfomance, but if you don't like AMD(ATI) then I guess there's nothing to be said.

In the interest of longevity, I concur with the others on here that you SHOULD try and shoot for a GTX460/560; the cost difference for the upgrade is so small right now compared with discovering a game he wants later this year or early next runs too slowly, or his screen dies and he gets a bigger one and suddenly his GPU isn't fairing so well. It's not a matter of being able to play it or not, of course the options can be turned down etc, but it's a matter of such a beneficial price/performance difference. Get a cheap 1gb GTX460 or HD6850 for only a small amount more. You'll find the performance REALLY high for a small increase upfront. A highly overclocked GTX460/6850 can go head to head with a GTX470 in certain situations, and the price difference between the GTX550 and them can be as little as ~10%.

The rest of the build looks great. Motherboard concerns me a little with a PhII quad core running, but its a 95w one so should hopefully be fine. Wouldn't overclock it though.

PSU could be smaller, a half-decent 500w would be plenty, depending on the video card choice and PSU's 12v rail.

Good luck
 
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You all missed the marked.The 5670 1GB is half the price of a 550 and will perform fine for his application.https://www.pcdiy.com.au/product_inf...ducts_id=13579
save money and win!

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yeah coz i care about game ratings....
Ratings are there for a reason.
No FPS games for under 14 years old kids as they don t yet know what reality is.Such games will "kill" his brain ,pure and simple.This games do change the kids personality which at 11 years it s not yet formed.
Also playing outside with other kids is more healthy for him at that age.

ATI 5770 is more than enough and it works ,i personally can play any game outhere with it.
   
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