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joeyck

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#1
I just bought a HX 750W and a 960T Phenom II from Amazon for $260

Now I ordered a gtx 570 and by accident put in my card information wrong lol and here I am just asking myself what to do... well here I am and I need some guidance from the TPU masters

I ordered a GTX 570 DCII from asus

but I was wanting to know if there was a smarter buy out there. That card is $300

I will ONLY play BC2 BF3 and COD4 promod

My monitor size until july / august will be : 1368x768 (19 inches) but i will upgrade

so what should i get? I would really like some advice please.

Thanks a lot.

P.s. SLI/CF is a no show as i am using micro-atx now and when i do my next upgrade to AM3+ i will have a 16x, 4x with dual video cards so just a single card solution please. Thanks again
 

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I suggest getting something along the lines like the AMD 79xx series 3GB vram which would be perfect if you have a multiple screen setup in the future. The 570 is great, but I think the 1.5GB vram will become a bottleneck in the future.
 

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One of my best friends has eyefinity + 6970's and I feel like I'm going to puke after playing a game of BF3 so no multiple monitor for me. And I need to buy within the next couple of days to make sure my other components i ordered are in good shape.

and I saw that card OneMoar was actually gonna buy but someone told me not to and to just get a 570. Is there any major change? I just wanted to buy the best card but not at the most insane price.
 

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One of my best friends has eyefinity + 6970's and I feel like I'm going to puke after playing a game of BF3 so no multiple monitor for me. And I need to buy within the next couple of days to make sure my other components i ordered are in good shape.

and I saw that card OneMoar was actually gonna buy but someone told me not to and to just get a 570. Is there any major change? I just wanted to buy the best card but not at the most insane price.
TBH I was in the same situation like you and I have crossfired both the 6950 and the 6970 using a 1080p screen which got about 120 fps for the 6950 and the 6970 getting about a 150-160 fps. It is great, but it consumes alot of power. The 6970 I tested were quite hot and the 6950 were relatively cool. The 7950 I just got performs quite decent and I am avgeraging about 60 fps with little to no noise at all. Quite good and it consumes less power than the 6970 and the 6950.
 

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well i got a couple days to decide.. im currently looking @ used 580's...
Used 7950s have about a 20 - 30 dollars difference depending on the way you negotiate with the sellers. Both are good cards, but if I were you I would get new generation cards. They might have some problems with drivers in the beginning but after that early period, their true potential will shine in the future.
 
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Whats your current GPU???
If you already have a decent card that could run all those mentioned games, don't buy yet, save up for new gen cards
 

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Hd 7870.... that is all
 
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Get a used 580 or a 7870
 
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A used HD7870 or GTX 580 would be excellent. I dunno if HD7870 would offer much advantage over the GTX 580 for future-proofing, in the way of VRAM. Ones got more VRAM, the latter has greater memory bandwidth. Not sure about these high-end cards, but if the GPU can't effectively access the extra VRAM (ie low memory bandwidth), it doesn't offer a huge difference in performance. Maybe try and find a new GTX 560 448SP card, like many have suggested already - with an OC, should reach territory somewhere between GTX 570 and GTX 580. Pratically the same core config as the older GTX 470 (just much faster).