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Old June 10, 2012, 06:21 PM
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I really recommend a nVidea card over an AMD b/c they have the CUDA cores you might not want it at the beginning like i did but if you want to FOLD or Render faster in the Adobe CS5/.5 and i LOVE the eVGA warranty i am going to be buying a eVGA card soon!
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Old June 10, 2012, 07:38 PM
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GPU rendering in photoshop is kinda iffy, IMO. The Mercury engine is indeed half decent. But if he was going for a rendering build I'd immediately recommend a 2600k (or equiv) for that hyperthreading, however he's asking about a gaming build, so the point is moot.

But if you're planning on folding, yes. This might not be a priority for him, and you can generally get a little more bang for your buck with AMD products.

Some people just fly the red flag. XFX also has a decent warranty.
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Old June 11, 2012, 02:56 AM
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SSD's are very expensive (though much more affordable than they used to be) for what is essentially faster boot and program load times.
I regretted buying mine instead of going for a 580 instead of a 560ti.
The speed is nice.. I just think the money is better spent on GPU if you like the shiny turned up in modern games
I see what you mean bout what I am worried about is that my old:
SAMSUNG SpinPoint T Series HD501LJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5
is to slow and will bottleneck the system, what do you think?

its also that if i cutout the ssd for that price boost i cant get higher then the 6950 witch is not than much better and i wonder if its is wort more then the ssd?

and the most i am doing whit images and videos is look at them.

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Old June 11, 2012, 03:36 AM
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It really depends on your priorities. I would prefer more shiny to faster boot times.. but thats me.

That hdd isn't *bad* but it's not gonna be quite as fast as it's more modern brethren and not near as fast as an ssd.
The thing about disks is that once the data has been read.. they don't effect the performance of games.. you boot and load a game, then it's all down to the gpu cpu etc.. (apart from any load or saves in-game)

As I said.. it's personal preference.. Mine would be biggest GPU I could afford (thats not overkill for my needs) before an SSD..
So you have to weigh up whether an ssd or a bump to your gpu will give YOU the most benefit.


If you give me a link to the site you will be buying from and your budget, I'll have a look around and see if I can cut you some space.

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Old June 11, 2012, 05:16 AM
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I thank you very much for that, But as I said earlier I am in Norway so everything is in Norwegian on the page. so I do not think you wold understand it. bout thanks anyway.

I am mainly going for gaming, bout then again I do not have a need to play on the top settings. bout I do wont to be able to play a game in a couple of years from now to.
I am not the person that sit and play multi-player games. more like max payne 3 single player and so on.

my screen is 1680 X 1050
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Old June 11, 2012, 07:27 AM
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In that case, I think the 6870 or a 560ti will do you fine.

It's all about what your doing and how you want it to run. :)

P.S. google chrome translates :D
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Old June 11, 2012, 08:36 AM
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Just to throw in my two cents, I'm with Dzzope on this too though. I'd take a 20 second loading time hit in exchange for some prettier graphics.
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Old June 11, 2012, 11:43 AM
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With his resolution and that he doesn't mind games being max'd the 2 cards above are plenty..

My preference would be the nvidia... A?MD have been doing god knows what with the drivers the past while... Nvidia's run better (glitch free) in more games I find
And the 560ti should at worst trade blows with the 6870 and at best (turning on AA) beat it regularly
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Old June 11, 2012, 12:41 PM
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yes I am probebly going for this setup

my old HDD
MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC "the chepest 560ti card"
Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Socket 1155 Box
MSI Z77A-GD55 Intel Z77 4xDDR3 Socket 1155 ATX
Corsair Carbide 500R Tower No PSU White ATX
Corsair 8GB (KIT) DDR3 1600MHz/CL9/VENGEANCE-BLUE/1,5V
XFX PSU Core Edition 850W 80+ Bronze
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OEM English SP1

$1200

Thanks every one

and I do know about chrome bout it really sucks
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Old June 11, 2012, 02:44 PM
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Handy for foreign languages though (living and working in Kiev)

Looks like your sorted. and 850 watt should be plenty for a second card later down the road if you decide to upgrade the monitor.
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