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Old 11-26-2011, 12:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Radeon HD 6570 2Gb DDR3 128-bit... Your thoughts requested

My friend is interested in building a budget gaming machine. His price range is $600-700. I have most pieces figured out, but was wondering about the GPU. I didn't find it listed in the Performance sticky thread, or much else in a forum search.

Here are the specs.

$50 XION Mid Tower Case (5 fans)
$90 Asus AM3 870 chipset Mobo
$105 AMD Phenom II X4 955 Deneb Quad-Core 3.2Ghz AM3 socket
$83 XFX Radeon HD6570 2Gb DDR3 128 bit GPU
$32 G.Skill 2x2Gb DDR3 1333 7-7-7-21 CAS-7 RAM
$101 Seagate 320Gb SATA 6.0 7200RPM 16Mb Cache HDD
$72 hec Zypher 750 Watt - 76 Amp (+12v) Active PFC non-modular PSU
$25 Sony DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW
$100 Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
$658 Total cost/ inc. shipping

I usually buy nVidia cards. Is that GPU decent to run on an average build?

Also I'm a little unsure about the maker of that PSU. Does anyone have any feedback or suggestion for a PSU around $70?

Thanks in advance.
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Default Re: Radeon HD 6570 2Gb DDR3 128-bit... Your thoughts requested

I've never heard of that brand, I'd stick with corsair, ocz, antec. It seems really cheap for a 750w...to keep around the same price, I'd get one of these.
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Newegg.com - OCZ Fatal1ty 550W Modular Gaming Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom


And, depending on the game, he's going to want a much better graphics card.. :/
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Thanks for the PSU links. I'd feel safer with the Antec. Plus it's modular, which is a nice feature.

How about this GPU, XFX Radeon HD6850 1Gb DDR5 for $159, $129 after mail in rebate?

It'll add $50 to his total, but the GPU is so important in a build.
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a 6850 is leaps and bounds better than a 6570, you will be much happier with that card.
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