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Well Boyzzzz??? :D
11-10-2011, 09:11 AM (This post was last modified: 11-10-2011 09:12 AM by Brent6.)
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(11-09-2011 10:38 PM)lilkiduno Wrote:  Just a few more little things... $2k and no SSD nor watercooling

Alright I'm not too sure what you mean about $2k and what exactly does an Solid-state Drive (SSD) do? And liquid cooling? I don't think I am going to bother with it just yet, maybe in futures time, and as for another heat sink I will buy one down the road. My buddy who took a CST course said that it shouldn't make too much of a difference if I have one at the start of my fresh build or a few months later as it is just as easy as disassembling the pc putting the part on and assembling it again.



For David:
I looked at the 2GB 6950 and i notice that it is $30 more than what I have will it make a big difference and feel in the game?

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.asp...6814161372

- HIS IceQ X Turbo H695QNT2G2M Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity - $279.99

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11-10-2011, 11:52 AM
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They stopped making the reference 2GB 6950's that could unlock to a 6970 after they realized what people were able to do. So, those cannot be bought anymore, unless you get lucky on E-Bay or the like...

And Newegg is having major sales on SSD's right now. I'm still satisfied with my 7200 rpm HDD's because I've never experienced a SSD. Tongue
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11-10-2011, 05:00 PM
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(11-10-2011 09:11 AM)Brent6 Wrote:  For David:
I looked at the 2GB 6950 and i notice that it is $30 more than what I have will it make a big difference and feel in the game?

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.asp...6814161372

- HIS IceQ X Turbo H695QNT2G2M Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity - $279.99

Hard to say if there will be a huge difference between the two because it depends on what resolution you play at and how high you want things like textures to be. I can say that 1GB is starting to show it's limits for games of today because of how much data/textures that get allocated into the GPU's dedicated memory. In terms of performance GPU wise, the 6950 and 560Ti are pretty on par with each other in most aspects. I mainly mentioned the 6950 because of it's 2GB video memory and the fact that BF3 at the highest texture setting, ends up using as much as 1.5GB of GPU memory. When you don't have enough GPU memory a streaming effect can happen that can cause some lag because it has to swap out data to compensate for not having enough GPU memory. I don't know if the 560Ti comes in 1.5-2GB or how much they are if they did. If possible, aim for a 2GB card if you plan on playing future games at high textures and high resolutions like 1920x1080 or more.

Also SSD's are pretty much giant flash drives. They replace the last mechanical component of a PC. Because they aren't spinning disks they can achieve greater read/write speeds far beyond standard HDD's. The main benefit to these for games are faster load times, games that are forced to use streaming perform better, video recording such as fraps performs better. Raw video dumps get extremely large over time and cause standard HDD's to cripple because of how much data that needs to be written to a disk in a short amount of time.

(11-10-2011 11:52 AM)Drizzle Wrote:  They stopped making the reference 2GB 6950's that could unlock to a 6970 after they realized what people were able to do. So, those cannot be bought anymore, unless you get lucky on E-Bay or the like...

Mine isn't a reference model and it's unlocked Wink
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11-11-2011, 01:19 AM
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I understand the no liquid cooling. Butthe no SSD even a small 60GB like I have would be fine. Just for a boot drive. I still 20GB left on mine. It seems to be a bit faster that way. I wouldn't know all that much though. My mobi shot craps shortly after needing to RMA my last on because it was a defective drive. Hopefully I'll havethe cash sometime soon for a new mobo

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11-11-2011, 09:30 AM
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6950 blows 560ti out of the water, plenty of reviews out there to validate that, there just on par in price range, and thats it.

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11-11-2011, 09:35 AM
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Could I take that SSD out of my old rig? It's about 5 years old.. If I can wipe the drive would it be "good enough" until I decide to get a new one?

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11-11-2011, 10:07 AM
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That thing in the old computer isn't an SSD. It's a HDD.

SSDs are much faster and don't contain any moving parts. Also, just buy a decent SSD and also use your old hard drive from your older PC.

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11-11-2011, 11:51 AM (This post was last modified: 11-11-2011 12:03 PM by Brent6.)
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Aghhh so if I did put in a SSD right now it's gonna cost a ton of money for it all.. lol Is there anyway that you can just put one in later down the road and it's good? Or is it something you have to do at the start?

Anyway it is.

- Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC064MAG-1G1 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - $104.99 ($35 Off)

Making everything:

Subtotal: $1325.89
Grand Total: $1584.90

:/ I don't know what the parents are gonna say about the total.. lol..

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11-11-2011, 12:27 PM
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(11-11-2011 09:30 AM)vaporiized Wrote:  6950 blows 560ti out of the water, plenty of reviews out there to validate that, there just on par in price range, and thats it.

How exactly does it blow it out of the water when in some aspects the 560 out performs the 6950? I do agree that a 6950 would probably be a better choice than the 560 because it performs better at extremely high resolutions like 2560x1600 and up if you use Eyefinity. Saying that it blows it out of the water when in most cases the frame rate difference is about 5-10FPS in either direction is way too exaggerated.

Mass Effect 2, 1680x1050, Max Quality, 4xAA
6950 - 93.8FPS AVG
560Ti - 93.4FPS AVG
Difference - 0.4FPS

Mass Effect 2, 1920x1200, Max Quality, 4xAA
6950 - 78.5FPS AVG
560Ti - 74.2FPS AVG
Difference - 4.3FPS

Mass Effect 2, 2560x1600, Max Quality, 4xAA
6950 - 50.7FPS AVG
560Ti - 45FPS AVG
Difference - 5.7FPS

Bad Company 2, 1680x1050, DX11 Max Quality, 4xAA
6950 - 107FPS AVG
560Ti - 115.8FPS AVG
Difference - 8.8FPS

Bad Company 2, 1920x1200, DX11 Max Quality, 4xAA
6950 - 61.8FPS AVG
560Ti - 61.5FPS AVG
Difference - 0.3FPS

Bad Company 2, 2560x1600, DX11 Max Quality, 4xAA
6950 - 42FPS AVG
560Ti - 38.8FPS AVG
Difference - 3.2FPS

Metro 2033, 1680x1050, DX11 High Quality
6950 - 59.5FPS AVG
560Ti - 55.5FPS AVG
Difference - 4FPS

Metro 2033, 1920x1200, DX11 Very High Quality
6950 - 36FPS AVG
560Ti - 31.5FPS AVG
Difference - 4.5FPS

Metro 2033, 2560x1600, DX11 Very High Quality
6950 - 23.5FPS AVG
560Ti - 20FPS AVG
Difference - 3.5FPS

HAWX, 1680x1050, Max Quality, 4xAA
6950 - 119FPS AVG
560Ti - 140FPS AVG
Difference - 21FPS

HAWX, 1920x1200, Max Quality, 4xAA
6950 - 108FPS AVG
560Ti - 122FPS AVG
Difference - 14FPS

HAWX, 2560x1600, Max Quality, 4xAA
6950 - 84FPS AVG
560Ti - 85FPS AVG
Difference - 1FPS

These may be older games but I fail to see how the 6950 blows the 560 out of the water.
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11-11-2011, 12:29 PM
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You could add one for games later on but it's pretty beneficial to run the OS from it as well.
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