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Old 04-16-2012, 09:44 AM   #1
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New Gaming Computer

Hello everyone, I am really interested into gaming with a PC. This is very much a new thing to me, my budget is 500-800 I do have a preference towards Nvidia but it doesn't have to be a must.

This is very much going to be a gaming PC with no video editing or music mixing.
Please community of STEAM I'm depending on you!
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:32 AM   #2
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This is a good start

http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2654198

Do you need a monitor, mouse, keyboard, optical drive, OS, etc.?
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:55 AM   #4
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Just an addition to caveman's build, Aria have a 1TB Seagate ST1000DM003 Barracuda 7200.12 SATA III 6Gb/s Hard Drive for 59.99 right now. Not sure how long that price will last but it's the best deal on a 1TB drive I've seen since the floods.
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:51 AM   #5
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Thanks for the quick replies! Thank you caveman, can you perhaps give me an indicate of how it will run? and is it worth upgrading to nvidia gtx 560ti?
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:39 AM   #6
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the 6870 and 560ti 338 cores trades blows with each other but are about the same
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Old 04-19-2012, 11:05 AM   #7
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the 6870 and 560ti 338 cores trades blows with each other but are about the same
? Where are you getting this. The regular 560 and 6870 trade blows, the 560ti beats the 6870 in nearly every way, and even more so with the 560 ti 448 with it's almost 570 like performance that compares to a 6970.

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Old 04-25-2012, 11:49 AM   #8
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? Where are you getting this. The regular 560 and 6870 trade blows, the 560ti beats the 6870 in nearly every way, and even more so with the 560 ti 448 with it's almost 570 like performance that compares to a 6970.

560 vs 6870

560 ti vs 6870

560ti 448 vs 6870
Saying that the GTX560Ti with 448 cores is almost like a GTX570, is like saying that a GTX570 is almost like a GTX580.

The GTX570 is a GTX580 with a Streaming Multiplier disabled. The GTX560 ti 448 is a GTX580 with 2 Streaming Multipliers disabled.
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:44 AM   #9
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Will this be crossfire compatible?
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:00 PM   #10
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Not sure if someone has already mentioned this yet but this is an awesome processor at a good price.

Intel Core i5 2500K 3.3GHz Sandybridge

Here is a the link to Intel's site for specs. Though their recommended price is higher than it is in most shops.

http://ark.intel.com/products/52210
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Old 04-19-2012, 03:56 PM   #11
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Not sure if someone has already mentioned this yet but this is an awesome processor at a good price.

Intel Core i5 2500K 3.3GHz Sandybridge

Here is a the link to Intel's site for specs. Though their recommended price is higher than it is in most shops.

http://ark.intel.com/products/52210
I think everyone knows this
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Old 04-21-2012, 02:23 AM   #12
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I'm torn between buying the gtx560ti over the 6870, what are your opinions on both?
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Old 04-21-2012, 02:28 AM   #13
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I'm torn between buying the gtx560ti over the 6870, what are your opinions on both?
Well, what is your budget for a GPU? What res do you intend to game at? What sort of games are you into? By that, I mean FPS/RTS/RPG.....
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Old 04-21-2012, 02:44 AM   #14
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Well, I don't want to spend more than 850, and 160 for my GPU. I am unsure at what resolution I will be playing at, can you explain a bit more about that. For games I will play generally RPG/RTS/ and FPS such as Tribes Ascend not COD or BF.
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Old 04-21-2012, 03:47 AM   #15
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Well, I don't want to spend more than 850, and 160 for my GPU. I am unsure at what resolution I will be playing at, can you explain a bit more about that. For games I will play generally RPG/RTS/ and FPS such as Tribes Ascend not COD or BF.
Simply put, the higher the res (and ingame setting), the more powerful the GPU has to be. Playing a game @1440x900 is less stressful than, say, playing the same game @1080P (1920x1080) as the GPU has to do much more rendering the same scene at a higher res. Between the GTX560 Ti and HD6870, I'd pick the GTX560 Ti.....though they are pretty close in performance.....unless the GTX560 Ti happens to be the 448core version in which case it's a fair bit faster than the HD6870.

I have a GB GTX560OC Ti 1GB (384core version) and it does nicely with most games....though the HD6870 works about as well too. If you can't decide between them, just toss a coin....
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