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Old June 3, 2011, 03:34 PM
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1920x1200 monitor, GPU (GTX 560 Ti / HD 6950), SSD. In no particular order, but I'd get the monitor and GPU at the same time. I'd say your PSU is fine, as long as the 12v line is juicy enough to handle a GTX 560Ti / HD 6950.
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Old June 3, 2011, 03:57 PM
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Well i got about 4-500$ so a good monitor would run 3-400$

in about 6 months ill get another 3-400$ for a good card and CPU.

was looking at the 580ti instead of ATI.

i already have a h50 on that cpu but its not overclocked since i dont really know how to do it. Now about an SSD would that improve it alot?

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gpu first,lcd later if youre that tight.
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Old June 3, 2011, 04:06 PM
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580ti good buy or is anything better? also any ref cards out there for that?
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you mean 580? best in class,but the bang per buck..hmm..a 560ti has more of it..
and a 6950 too. 1 or 2 gigers(single or multi monitor)
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any brand better then others? would a reference card make any difference?
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the difference with regards to reference cards is the warranty/customer support offered by the companies and the price you pay

for the third party custom heatsink/pcb versions, than its another matter

i say dont spend too much,like settle for a 6950 1gb or gtx 560.

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Old June 3, 2011, 04:33 PM
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I think if I were you I would look at doing a SSD and then maybe if enough left over get a monitor.
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6950...grr all the way, the only thing that ppl have against ati is fanboy, there is nothing wrong with ati drivers...
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In that order, PSU, GPU, Monitor, SSD. As for GPU I like my 560 but have not experience with the 6950. A word to the wise, never cut corners when it comes to PSU, get the best one you can get within your budget that meets your need.
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