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post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by shuojinz View Post
Thanks for the suggestions everyone but I've got some questions:
What's wrong with the CM PSU? I picked it for the $40 discount.
Honestly, is there any tangible benefit of going with the Asus Mobo? It's more expensive you know.
How is the XIGMATEK Gaia better than the Hyper 212+?
Are the other cards really better in terms of price to performance? If so please leave a link, it will be greatly appreciated .
HIS hd6950 2gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161368
XFX hd6950 1gb $209
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150523
GALAXY gtx560ti $219
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814162074
get asus mobo because they have better build quality,
Hope this helps
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Phenom II X6 1100T Asus M5A97 Evo R2.0 MSI HD6950 TF III PE 2GB unlocked @ HD6970 2x 4GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz CL9 @ 1800MHz ... 
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1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 HP dvd1260 Zalman CNPS 9900 NT Windows7 Ultimate 64bit SP1 
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Samsung SyncMaster P2250 21.5" 1920x1080 Logitech G105 Corsair gs600 80+ Bronze Corsair Carbide 400R 
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post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by Aniket View Post
Which of the following would be best price to performance compared to the 6870? And is it really necessary to have 2gb vram to play modern games on 1080p monitor??
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get asus mobo because they have better build quality,

I did a through comparison of the 2.
The AsRock stands out more and at a lower price point.
I also thoroughly read through the customer reviews, the Asus ones have more severe problems than AsRock ones.So I still think I'm going to go with the AsRock.
Rex Machina
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Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit LG E2050T-SN 20" 1600x900 Daskeyboard Ultimate Silent NZXT HALE 90 HALE90-650-M 650W 
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post #13 of 14
1Gb vram should be enough for 1080p. Most of reviews show no difference in performance. Only way to consider 2GB over 1GB is that 2GB can be unlocked to 6970 (can be damaged by this). If you are planing on unlocking then 2GB has better price/performance ratio if not go with 1GB.

This review might not be 1GB vs 2GB but they did include both of them in graphs so you can compare
http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon...60-ti-review/1

Hope this helps.
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post #14 of 14
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Originally Posted by zoidbergslo View Post
1Gb vram should be enough for 1080p. Most of reviews show no difference in performance. Only way to consider 2GB over 1GB is that 2GB can be unlocked to 6970 (can be damaged by this). If you are planing on unlocking then 2GB has better price/performance ratio if not go with 1GB.

This review might not be 1GB vs 2GB but they did include both of them in graphs so you can compare
http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon...60-ti-review/1

Hope this helps.
I think unlocking is too risky of a investment and not all models can unlock so I might consider the 1gb 6950
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Samsung 830 128GB SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB LG DVD±RW SuperMulti Drive Black Noctua NH-D14 
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Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit LG E2050T-SN 20" 1600x900 Daskeyboard Ultimate Silent NZXT HALE 90 HALE90-650-M 650W 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 830 128GB SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB LG DVD±RW SuperMulti Drive Black Noctua NH-D14 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit LG E2050T-SN 20" 1600x900 Daskeyboard Ultimate Silent NZXT HALE 90 HALE90-650-M 650W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
NZXT Phantom White Logitech G9x from staples, with wrist rest :D Klipsch Promedia 2.1 
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