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mrperfect1995 January 11, 2012 06:18 PM

video card help?
hey guys,

im just wondeirng which card would be the best card out of these few that i have selected below i will be gamming like bf3, gta4, gta5 when it comes out, the crysis series, skyrim, and other high end games.

- msi gtx 560ti twin frozr ii 2gb $299
- Gainward gtx 570 standard edition $339
- Gainward gtx 570 phanton $369
- Gainward gtx 570 goes like hell edition $368

i want to know how these cards compare to the ati cards around that price point and i dnt want to spend anymore than the price of the gtz 570 phantom, i want the minimum noise and temps possible, and would i be able to get away with a coolermaster gx650watt or a corsair gs-600watt psu with the specs listen below.

- Corsair Carbide 500R Black Mid-Tower Case $159
- Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO $39

- Corsair Force Series 3 120GB SSD $193
- coolermaster gx 750w psu $109

I do not want to relai that price because 30 days from when i get those parts that are listed above i will have to buy a new mother boared and ram which is another $250 - $300 because my parents are buying me a i5 2500k for my birthday.

(currently have a old motherboared and cpu and ram i will use for now they are listed below i will be using the components below till my birthday when i will be getting a i5 2500k and 8 gigs of 2133mhz ram and some sort of gigabyte motherboared, and yes i know my cpu will bottle neck my gpu but iwill try and get a 15% overclock ont he cpu which will make it 3.1 ghz which will be fine fr 30 odd days till my birthday)

- amd athlon 64 X2 Dual core processor 5200+ 2.69GHz (scores 5.8 in windows 7 raitng)
- asrock A785GM-LE/128M (will be upgrading soon when i upgrade my cpu and ram)
- 4 gigs or ddr2 800 team ram (scores 7.1 in windows 7 raiting)

thanks guys,
hope to hear back from you.

enaberif January 11, 2012 07:19 PM

560ti twin frozer for gpu.
coolermaster psus especially the gx series are crap; go for corsair

mrperfect1995 January 11, 2012 07:52 PM

whats the performance of the msi twin frozr ii 2gb compared to the gtx 570 cards that i have listed and are these faster than hd6950's ? and would the gs-600 watt be enought ? for when i upgrade my cpu,mother and ram etc.

Adzsask January 11, 2012 08:06 PM

The best out of your choices has to be the gainward phantom, the GLH is cherry picked and will OC higher but not that much to justify the price difference, I would grab either corsair TX 750 or corsair GS800 (i use a GS 800, very nice PSU)

mrperfect1995 January 11, 2012 08:34 PM

thanks for the reply guys and yes the phantom is a nice gpu but i have also come across a Sapphire ATI HD6970 2GB dual fan GDDR5 for $359, whats the performance of this gpu compared to the gtx 570 series ? i really don't want to spend this much but the phantom is only $10 but will spend the extra 10 bucks if the performance is better.


yycraven January 11, 2012 09:41 PM


check out the review on that card here, 6970

mrperfect1995 January 11, 2012 10:00 PM

yes i have read that review and it seems good but im trying to save money atm $359 or $369 is a bit much for a graphics card, i wont be doing extreme gamming just bf3 on high or ultra 1920x1080 on a 23 inch led screen, is it worth the extra $59 for the gainward gtx 570 or the extra $69 for the hd6970 2 gb ? so so what car would you guys go with ?

Soultribunal January 12, 2012 06:12 AM

Can you please keep your questions to one thread only, and update that thread if something changes?


GalaxyTech January 12, 2012 09:22 AM

For the price of that high-end Gainward 570, you could get two of our GTX 560 Ti GCs and have better performance than a GTX 580. I've used these cards myself- the cooling is very quiet and I always got great overclocks:

Galaxy 56NGH6HS4IXZ GeForce GTX 560 Ti Video Card - 1GB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0 (x16), Dual DVI, HDMI, DirectX 11, SLI Ready at TigerDirect.com
$249.99 - $30 ir - $35 mir = $184.99

GT7R January 12, 2012 10:14 AM

Get that MSI 560 and OC the hell out of it. :)

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