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Besides, every component OP is buying here, he can take with him over to a new system when upgrading, later down the road.
    
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The GPU needs an upgrade, but 2x 6850s is simply not suitable for a Q6600 system. I'd get a single 6850 and either buy a 2nd one when you finally do build a new rig in 2 years or so, or (usually the more effective choice) simply ebay/craigslist it and move on to whatever crazy stuff they have out then.
Thanks Mechtech. If that's so, then I would prefer to stick with Nvidia as the only reason I mentioned the Radeon was because my motherboard doesn't support SLI.

Initially I thought about the GeForce GTX 570. Would it be too much for the poor old Q6600 to handle? Even @ 3.4Ghz lets say?
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Believe me, a Q6600@3.6GHz with a fast SSD will feel much faster then a 2500K with an old harddrive for regular use and loading games. No point investing in blazing fast CPU's for use with the old bottleneck, the harddrive.
I agree, and I might get a bigger HDD as I am going to keep it when I get a new system in the future...

Turrican9, do you agree with Mechtech in regards to the single GPU instead of crossfire?
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Thanks Mechtech. If that's so, then I would prefer to stick with Nvidia as the only reason I mentioned the Radeon was because my motherboard doesn't support SLI.

Initially I thought about the GeForce GTX 570. Would it be too much for the poor old Q6600 to handle? Even @ 3.4Ghz lets say?
6850's are somewhat old now, and should not be bottlenecked very much by a Q6600@3.6GHz, even in crossfire, for most games. And as I've said, you could take them over to your next upgrade.

GTX 570 is an excellent card, and will probably suit you better.
    
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Well... I've just Googled HD6850 crossfire vs GTX 570 and I found a thread from overclock.net that seems to be quite convincing towards the GTX 570.

http://www.overclock.net/graphics-ca...gtx-570-a.html

I made up my mind and I'll run a single GTX 570.


Edited by helipilot - 4/17/11 at 4:34am
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Nice Turrican9, thanks heaps for that mate.

Those numbers are very impressive for a single card vs dual GPU... I am definitely going for the MSI as it has the fastest 570 in the market + I am an old customer of them. Let me know if you have any other suggestions in regards to brand.
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the h70 is a great cooler, i love mine, im going to buy new fans for it so the temperature can get even cooler, GT AP-15's seem the way to go, (scythe btw)
    
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an SSD won't improve framerates when more demanding titles hit the shelves is all i'm trying to say. Hell, i'm even looking to retire my phenom now.
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i nearly got a 570 but ended up getting a 6970, as i then have the choice to xFire it down the road!
    
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