ATI or Nvidia help me choose

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hey members of 3dgameman a quick question this is not about the
radeon hd 5770 sapphire the card works fine really its a new build and i would like some ideas on what to get i am not really sure what to choose but so far its

i want to play most new games out there such as mafia two but old ones like cryis :P and so on really some thing that has that pop like the ati 5770 (my bros pc)also i was wondering should i go with Intel on this one or amd i have been using amd for a while now and it just seems that Intel is kinda letting me down with there motherboards always dieing on me so please give me suggestions on what motherbords to get as well as cpu's or gpu

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in my opinion:

GPU: go for nVidia GTX460 (choose 1GB if you are playing in high resolution like 1680x1050 or more) or (choose 768MB if you don't play in high resolution)
It will be better if you choose the 1GB version, but it's more expensive.

My recommendation for the gpu: EVGA GTX460 768MB = $199.99
http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-PCI-Express-Graphics-768-P3-1360-TR/dp/B003V8ATWC/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1282820562&sr=8-3

GTX460 is better than HD5770 of course.

for the Motherboard: Gigabyte X58A-UD3R = $209.99
http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-LGA1366-CrossFireX-Motherboard-GA-X58A-UD3R/dp/B0034CSTFY/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1282820686&sr=1-1

for the CPU: Intel Core i7-930 2.80GHz = $289.99
http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Processor-2-80GHz-LGA1366-BX80601930/dp/B0038JE9MU/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1282820873&sr=1-1

If you know how to overclock and you have a good after market cpu cooler then you should overclock it to atleast 4.0GHz
i overclocked my cpu to 4.22GHz with Prolimatech Mega Shadow cpu cooler.

Anyway, this is what i recommend for you, but i wish if you told us your budget, if it's more than $699.97 then i can give you a better choices.

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Core i7-930 w/ Prolimatech Mega Shadow CPU Cooler, Gigabyte X58A-UD7, Corsair Dominator-GT 6GB 1600MHz, XFX ATI Radeon HD 5970 2GB Black Edition, 2x Western Digital Black 1TB WD1002FAEX RAID0, XFX 850 Watt Black Edition, Thermaltake Spedo, Genuine Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, SAMSUNG P2770HD.

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"GTX460 is better than HD5770 of course." i know i just want a idea like compare a gtx 460 to a ati _____ what would be the closest to a gtx 460 by ati stranded

my budget is under 2000 i got a job not to long ago and i am pulling in a but load of money

also i was wondering if i can get all those features +sata 6gbs and usb 3.0 for a amd cpu i mean i dont mind going Intel its just that there boards usually die i am still using the amd bord i bought like 11 years ago

and like i said i am not going to be doing any hard core gaming so i thought between the gtx 460 but the 768mb version, but do you think i should go up to 1gb.

btw thanks for the reply :P

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Closest thing to a 460 is a 5850. The 5850 is $70 more than the 460 768mb and perhaps 5-10% better at higher resolutions.
This depending on your monitor size the 460 is the way to go.
Yes you can get sata 6/usb 3 from AMD but with your budget you wanna go intel.
Intel dominates the high-end market without question.
Your Intel experience is rare. AMD motherboards are actually much lower quality. They have 1/3 less PCB layers, lower quality capacitors, and overall just feel cheap compared to a good x58. Only reason I could think of why your Intel's keep going is that you are either buying them uses or they are old. The x58 ones really are top-knoch.

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i have a 17" the reason its kinda small is its doesn't sit so far away from me so its like heaving a 37"

"Yes you can get sata 6/usb 3 from AMD" like i want that but with sli perhaps

but i not sure because amd/ati does require alot less power then nvidia and intel

hmm i never really thought about going i7 because it was only like a small jump in speed if ur going to a 775 to a 1366 also its just that intel made like 1156 and 1366 i7's and they have so many cpu's now that its making my head spin but hell maybe ill go what every one is saying and ill try intel and nvidia for a change

btw why did they make 1156 and 1366 cpu sockets i mean the cpu them self is not a drastic change like why did they not just do it like the 775 where they had quad and duo :/ o well thanks for the reply its good to know

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Intel is doing great right now, the top of the line AMD processor, Phenom II X6 1090, is only doing as good as a higher end i5, the best cpu for price and performance I think is the i7 930, it is a great processor, and can be greatly overclocked.

But for video cards, I like ATI, they have always done good. also, the higher end ATI cards allow eyefinity, so maybe you could get 2 more 17 inch monitors, and make your gaming experiance even better. But, for the price and power, the GTX 460 is great.

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775 to 1366 is a huge jump. An 97 930 can be 10-100+% faster than a core2quad and certainly a core 2 duo.
Not to mention 1366 allows crossfire AND SLI so you have more options in the future.
Also it allows for triple channel ddr3 vs dual channel ddr2.

An i7 930 does not take that much more power than an AMD 955. Usually it is like 10-30% but you can underclock the i7 if power is a big concern.
The 460 actually performs better than a 5850 for power vs. performance. It is the only power-efficient fermi.

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ah ok

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o ok so i suppose this one is going to be all x58 should i get the motherbord that GolzeD2009 has recommend

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this is what i got copy and paste all of this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007709%2050001402%20600030348%20600007323%20600062521%20600007779%20600007866%204802&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&CompareItemList=48|14-130-570^14-130-570-V01%2C14-130-566^14-130-566-TS%2C14-130-567^14-130-567-TS%2C14-130-571^14-130-571-V01%2C14-130-568^14-130-568-TS

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if your budget is 2000 then why did you choose GTX460 & AMD boards? i mean come on man lol..you can buy a new gaming computer with this money.

Can you tell us what games are you playing? so we can decide what is better for you.

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Fizzy going for broke :) I need another month or so to get the money i need..

Intel® Core™ i7-980X processor Extreme Edition

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Go for the 460 if dont have the money for a 480
or a 5850 if dont have the money for a 5870 or maybe a 5970.. :) I would go for a 5970 if you got the cash.. bling bling :)

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well the most extreme game ill will be playing is prob going to be crysis 2 but mostly crysis 1

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dam well i do have money for a 480 its just that a 480 eats power up like crazy

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well on a 17 inch monitor that should be easily doable-
I would not get more than a 460

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yeah i might just get that then thanks ill always sli in the future anyways but can u help me choose what gtx 460 is the best one out of the bunch

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007709%2050001402%20600030348%20600007323%20600062521%20600007779%20600007866%204802&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&CompareItemList=48|14-130-570^14-130-570-V01%2C14-130-566^14-130-566-TS%2C14-130-567^14-130-567-TS%2C14-130-571^14-130-571-V01%2C14-130-568^14-130-568-TS

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Evga-768mb, unoverclocked

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undeadkingpr wrote:Evga-768mb, unoverclocked

well out of this bunch
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007709%2050001402%20600030348%20600007323%20600062521%20600007779%20600007866%204802&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&CompareItemList=48|14-130-570^14-130-570-V01%2C14-130-566^14-130-566-TS%2C14-130-567^14-130-567-TS%2C14-130-571^14-130-571-V01%2C14-130-568^14-130-568-TS

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My card is better for less $-I'd go with that.