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Old February 12, 2012, 09:45 AM
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I want to build new pc and here are the parts:

GPU: XFX ATI Radeon HD6950 Dual Heatpipe OC 2GB DDR5/256bit DVI/HDMI/mDP PCI-Express
CPU: Intel i5 2500K
RAM: Corsair DDR3 8GB(2x4GB) 1600MHz Vengeance CL9
PSU: OCZ StealthXStream 2 SLI 600W

ive got Asrock H61M-ITX Intel H61 motherboard (i will change it as soon as I get more money)

Should I get a bit cheaper graphics card (for ex. GTX560Ti 1gb)?
Will those parts work on this motherboard with no problem?
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Old February 12, 2012, 10:12 AM
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my vote for gtx 560 Ti .
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Old February 12, 2012, 12:38 PM
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I would suggest a corsair/xfx/seasonic power supply over and ocz one, you can't really go wrong with a 560ti or a 6950 but I would go with the 6950 over a 560ti. Lower power consumption and it generally beats a 560ti in most cases. You also get more Vram on the 6950 if you are running a higher resolution or plan to in the future with high AA settings.

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Old February 12, 2012, 02:41 PM
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560Ti/6950 are trading blows, if overclocking is taken into account, the detail levels and such favor the 560Ti in most games such as Skyrim or BF3.

560 448 core or 7950 :)

Also for power supply, Seasonic X-760, XFX 650/750, Corsair HX750 or TXv2 650/750, NZXT Hale all way way better choices.

Gskill is also a valid memory pick
1600 speed, models that end in GBXL,GBRL,GBSM,GBSR

As far as the 6950, the best one you can get for the most part is MSI Twin Frozr III, or XFX dual fan triple XXX 2gb model(830 core clock) the XFX one 9/10 can hit the highest clock speeds, and stays the coolest besides ASUS triple slot DCII one. If it were me, I would go for an XFX dual fan even the non-overclocked version, they are excellent, have 4 buddies now, using these, they love them, they also stay cooler then my modded 6870 which is a feat in itself.
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Old February 12, 2012, 02:56 PM
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MSI GTX560Ti Hawk (better VRM) -> OC (Low Noise & better OC u can get with Accelero Xtreme Plus. Ultra Low Noise ... remove origin fans from Accelero -> 2 NF-P12-1300 ...Load ~750rpm). Accelero is best heatsink solution for your OC/LowNoise VGA. DirectCuII, WindForce,Twin ... are pretty crap.
Cheap ... Corsair CX500 - 600W. Enermax Modu/Pro82/87/Platimax as best solution.
1333 Value "Green" RAM vs 2133 UltraMegaSuperCool .... 1 - 3% Performance. No more.

H61M ... NON OC chipset. OC -> P67/Z68
i5-2500k ... OC CPU

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- i5-2500k + OC 4.5GHz ($price = Freezer 13, Perf+LowNoide = NH-D14)
- 8GB any 1333/1600MHz RAM 1.5V
- Z68X-UD3P-B3 ($price + OC solution)
- MSI GTX560Ti - Hawk (native/Accelero Xtreme Plus) -> OC
- Corsair CX500/600W or Enermax Modu/Pro82+ (LowNoise)
- Fractal Define R3 (AC T12PWM/Noctua NF-12PWM)

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Old February 12, 2012, 03:49 PM
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I wont overclock cpu on this motherboard, but will it run smooth until ill get new one?
There is no need for case, and cpu cooling (ill get corsair hydro h80 later)
Still dont know what graphics card should i get. 560ti 448 is more expensive than 6950 2gb which is already a bit expensive for my budget. Are those 2gb of memory worth the price these days?
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Old February 13, 2012, 07:19 AM
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either 6950 or 560Ti both are good GPU its up to you how to OCed it.
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Old February 13, 2012, 08:40 AM
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Quote:
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MSI GTX560Ti Hawk (better VRM) -> OC (Low Noise & better OC u can get with Accelero Xtreme Plus. Ultra Low Noise ... remove origin fans from Accelero -> 2 NF-P12-1300 ...Load ~750rpm). Accelero is best heatsink solution for your OC/LowNoise VGA. DirectCuII, WindForce,Twin ... are pretty crap.
Cheap ... Corsair CX500 - 600W. Enermax Modu/Pro82/87/Platimax as best solution.
1333 Value "Green" RAM vs 2133 UltraMegaSuperCool .... 1 - 3% Performance. No more.

H61M ... NON OC chipset. OC -> P67/Z68
i5-2500k ... OC CPU

//edit

- i5-2500k + OC 4.5GHz ($price = Freezer 13, Perf+LowNoide = NH-D14)
- 8GB any 1333/1600MHz RAM 1.5V
- Z68X-UD3P-B3 ($price + OC solution)
- MSI GTX560Ti - Hawk (native/Accelero Xtreme Plus) -> OC
- Corsair CX500/600W or Enermax Modu/Pro82+ (LowNoise)
- Fractal Define R3 (AC T12PWM/Noctua NF-12PWM)

Nice day.

Lol, enermax, used to be the best out there, but now they are just riding that name brand for all it is worth(same as coolermaster). Literally every other day I replace a coolermaster/enermax PSU in a customers PC. Corsair,antec,seasonic,XFX,PCP&C, are the best no question.
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Old February 13, 2012, 01:19 PM
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Agreed 560ti and 6950 trade blows... I don't find one is better than another. Get the cheaper one that fits your budget. I got a 560ti and I love it.
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Old February 14, 2012, 09:31 AM
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GTX 560Ti you will have PhysX compared to the 6950
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