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09-01-2011, 07:54 AM #1
Help upgrading Comp
So since BF3 is coming out in a month, I figured I might want to upgrade my comp.
Right now I have 8800 GT/4GB RAM/2.4 Ghz Core 2 Quad Q6600 Cpu. I'm upgrading from XP to Win7 64 bit soon.
I figured my ram and CPU are fine, but my video card might not run it very well. I want to spend at most around $250, and right now I'm considering:
1) GTX 560ti (around $220)
2) Radeon 6870 (around $190)
Hopefully theres going to be a price drop for the GTX 560ti within the next month, but I'm not expecting it.
If anyone has any recommendations I'd greatly appreciate it.
09-01-2011, 05:07 PM #2
I think the 560 would be a good gaming card while the AMD card would be good for gaming and maybe bitcoining too.New rig.
Intel Core I-7 860 2.8 GHZ
Corsair H100 water cooler
EVGA P55 Classified 200
8 GB's Corsair Vengeance DDR3
EVGA 680 GTX SC Signature 2
2 TB Hitachi HDD
1200 watt Corsair PSU
Samsung 24 " LED
FOLDING FOR STEPHANIE
09-01-2011, 05:19 PM #3
Yep, go with the GTX 560 Ti. This is a great option right here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127594Main System (X79 Beast):
Intel Core i7-3960X @ 4.6GHz | ASUS P9X79 WS | Kingston HyperX Genesis 32GB (8x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz Memory Kit | Nvidia GeForce GTX 690 (Main Card) | GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 650 Ti OC 2GB (Dedicated PhysX card) | ASUS Xonar Xense Audio Card | NZXT Phantom 820 Case | CM Silent Pro Gold 1200W PSU | 2 x Kingston HyperX 240GB 3K SSDs in RAID 0 | 2x WD RE3 1TB Hard Drives | WD Caviar Blue 500GB Hard Drive (Back-up Storage) | Noctua NH-D14 CPU Cooler | Windows 8 Pro
Test Bench (X79 System):
Intel Core i7-3820 @ 4.6Ghz | ASUS Rampage IV Extreme | Kingston HyperX 16GB DDR3 2133MHz Memory Kit | XFX HD7870 | Aerocool Striker-X Air test bench | Rosewill Lightning 1300W | LSI 3ware 9750-8i SAS+SATA RAID Card | Kingston HyperX 240GB 5K SSD | Seagate 500GB Hard Drive | Thermaltake Frio OCK CPU Cooler | Windows 8 Pro
Laptop (Macbook Pro):
Intel Core i7-2720QM @ 2.2GHz (3.3GHz Turbo) | Kingston HyperX 16GB 1600MHz DDR3 | AMD Radeon HD 6750M 1GB (Dedicated Video Card) | Intel HD Graphics 3000 512MB (Integrated) | Zalman N128GB SSD | Hitachi 500GB 7200 RPM Hard Drive | Mac OS X 10.8.2
09-01-2011, 05:37 PM #4
Hmm okay. Do you think my Q6600 will bottleneck it?
09-01-2011, 06:52 PM #5
Your quad core should be fine. With a 68xx series card or a 560. However I reccomend more than 4GB of mem when gaming under Win 7. But thats just me. Also ram is so cheap right now for Fast DDR3. Might want to talk to scott about his 480's for sale!RIG:i7-3770k @4.6Ghz/ASUS P8Z77 Deluxe/GSkill DDR3-2400/2xHD7970/Vertex 4/SSonic Plat 1000/H100/HAF XB
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SERVER: E3-1240V2/TYAN S5512/Kingston DDR3-1600 ECC/LSI Mega9260-4i w/2xVertex4 256GB RAID0(VMFS Datastore)/Vertex3(System)/X650 SSonic Gold/ESXi 5.1
09-02-2011, 01:38 AM #6
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