Originally Posted by DSF_x
i can get a 6970 for less than that 570... good idea?
It's not a bad idea, but the GTX 570 is cooler, quieter and if you get a reference model it will exhaust out the rear of your case, instead of dumping hot air like the phantom, I have the 580 phantom, it just dumps all it's heat in my case lol! I'm not bothered though, as my case is pretty damn good for air flow, and extremely quiet.
Also, can I suggest an i5 2500k build? I'm in the UK too, I wouldn't jump the gate on this one, prices are coming down at the moment, quite a lot, scan.co.uk's prices have been dropping too, my card is already Â£30 cheaper after 3 days.
I haven't bought the rest of my new build yet, just the GTX 580, I'd highly suggest getting a GTX 460, i5 2500k, same RAM, same PSU, etc....
I would then replace the 460 when kepler comes, I regret purchasing my 580 now, but nevermind, it's not even that good, I get 44FPS on Crysis 2 maxed out at 1920x1200, I'm not impressed.
Although I rarely see it go below 44FPS, and when it does it's by 5fps or so.
ANYWAY, I'd highly recommend waiting. UK is being a bellsniff at the moment, prices all over the place!
I look at scan pretty much every day, monitoring the prices, as I like to see what I can build for what, and know where my build stands (Yes I'm a saddo!), at the end of the day it's up to you, but I would personally wait until the perfect deal comes along.