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Poll Results: According to the posted ingame/benchmark results and valid/logic facts.. who won?

 
  • 50% (64)
    AMD 6950 CF
  • 49% (62)
    GTX 570 SLI
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post #421 of 686
Now that I think about it this time around I got by far the best deal that I probably could have except maybe those 480s by waiting it out a bit.

If I go water now I can probably pass up the first Kepler chips which are going to be the high end cards like the 480 was this gen. I think my best option would be to wait for Nvidia to refresh the cards like they did with the 500 series and grab a used 600 series card in about a year and a half.
    
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post #422 of 686
How hard is it to mount water cooling on a Graphics Card? I'm not exactly a super techie, and I was excited when I mounted my current cooler without destroying something. So let's say air cooled graphic cards for the sake of my tech ignorance.

Nvidia cards. SLI.
post #423 of 686
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Originally Posted by UrbanSmooth View Post
BF3.

Also, I apologize for not posting the source of the above timeline image:
http://nextbigfuture.com/2010/09/nvi...to-kepler.html
Oh yes BF3 is already preordered, but honestly I think I will be able to max it, or atleast come very close, maybe 8x AA instead of 16x and only 45FPS instead of 60 but that will be more than good enough for me. BF3 will be that game that forces me to actually OC my 570 but I doubt it will make me need to upgrade.
Edited by juano - 4/9/11 at 11:10pm
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post #424 of 686
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Originally Posted by BallaTheFeared View Post
Now that I think about it this time around I got by far the best deal that I probably could have except maybe those 480s by waiting it out a bit.

If I go water now I can probably pass up the first Kepler chips which are going to be the high end cards like the 480 was this gen. I think my best option would be to wait for Nvidia to refresh the cards like they did with the 500 series and grab a used 600 series card in about a year and a half.
Kepler refresh comes late 2012, you sure you can wait that long?
    
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Oh yes BF3 is already preordered, but honestly I think I will be able to max it, or atleast come very close, maybe 8x AA instead of 16x and only 45FPS instead of 60 but that will be more than good enough for me.
We'll see. Judging by how good the previous titles look and how well they run, that is a good possibility.
    
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How hard is it to mount water cooling on a Graphics Card? I'm not exactly a super techie, and I was excited when I mounted my current cooler without destroying something. So let's say air cooled graphic cards for the sake of my tech ignorance.

Nvidia cards. SLI.

Mounting water blocks is very simple, they come with directions and the detaching of the old hsf is quite easy as well.

The only part that I found hard was attempting to apply Shen Etsu to my mosfets and ram, the ram wasn't too bad, but the mosfets were a nightmare.


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post #427 of 686
Hey guys I don't mean to jinx it, but I think we won... the AMD people haven't posted for like 15 minutes.
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Hey guys I don't mean to jinx it, but I think we won... the AMD people haven't posted for like 15 minutes.
I do realize they were just trolling, but I was trying to turn this into a place where we could actually compare the two setups with personal computers, unfortunately it didn't work. If we did, there'd be no BS about outdated drivers and such.
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post #429 of 686
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Mounting water blocks is very simple, they come with directions and the detaching of the old hsf is quite easy as well.

The only part that I found hard was attempting to apply Shen Etsu to my mosfets and ram, the ram wasn't too bad, but the mosfets were a nightmare.


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1920x1080 res, Mass Effect, Dragon Age i and ii, Sc2, WoW, Bulleststorm, Crysis. General new releases. I like settings up high, but settle for less when needed. I'm new to benching, by new, I mean windows 7 indexing. 6.9.

I'm also purchasing an additional monitor, same model/size.
post #430 of 686
the level of BS in this thread was simply too high to overcome... and don't get me wrong, I also have a HD6870 CF setup (for the heck of it).
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