Joined on 08-25-2011
In the market for a midrange GPU - Nvidia or AMD?
This would be my first GPU purchase in a long long time, for my first build.
Max Budget : $ 200 (+/- 10%)
Primary Purpose : Few Games now and then, some video editing (not professional, just home videos) - some Photoshop work.
System Specs (Config):
1 CPU: Intel i5 - 2500K - 3.3 GHz
2 Motherboard: ASUS Z68 Chipset P8Z68 V
3 SSD: Crucial -M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC+
4 RAM: Corsair 16 GB Vengenace
5 HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB SATA II (3GB/S)
6 Case: NZXT Phantom Black Full Tower
7 Power Supply: Seasonic X Series 650 W Gold ATX
8 ODD: LG Blu Ray Writer - WH12LS30
9 GPU: Undecided yet; XFX Radeon HD 6870 - ZNBC (900 MHz) or EVGA GTX 560-Ti or any other ????
10 Card Reader: SABRENT 7 SLOT 75IN1 INT CRD RE
11 Wireless Adapter: Undecided yet - ASUS PCE-N13 Wireless Adapter or ASUS PCE N-15 or USB
12 CPU Heatsink & Fan: Cooler Master CM Hyper 212 Plus
13 Fan & Temp Controller: Aero Cool Touch 2000 Controller (mainly for looks, the box has fan controls built in) Undecided yet..do I need one...maybe?
14 Case Fans: NZXT 200 mm X 2 (Blue LED)
15 Case Fans: Cooler Master 140 mm X 1 (Blue LED)
16 CPU Fan: Cooler Master 120 mm X 2 (Blue LED)
17 Monitor: Hanns-G 27.5'' LCD Monitor
18 Mouse: Logitech Wireless Performance Mice MX
19 Keyboard: Logitech Wireless Illuminated Keyboard - K800
20 Webcam: Logitech HD Pro C910
21 Sound Card: Not planning to buy one - do i need one
22 Speakers : Undecided - Planning to check out the built in speakers on the monitor before I buy one, but almost sure I would end up buying a 2.1 setup.
All the items in bold are the ones to be bought yet, any advice suggestions on any of those , especially the GPU, would be greatly appreciated.
Few in my consideration set are the following:
XFX Radeon HD 6870 Black Edition
Zotac ZT-50303-10M GTX 560 Ti Overclocked 1024MB GDDR5 PCIe 2.0 x16 Video Card
EVGA GTX 560-Ti (Standard & OC Versions)
EVGA 01G-P3-1366-TR NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 SE 1024MB GDDR5 PCIe 2.0 x16 Video Card (mainly for the software bundle that comes with it)
HD Radeon 6950 (no brands picked yet)
Also on the other bold coded components please feel free to suggest, comment or mention any great deals that you know about!
Thanks in advance for all your help!