I'm currently leaning toward buying a GTX 560 Ti, specifically either the MSI Hawk
, or the Gold Edition
. I don't have any specific reason, but I prefer Nvidia cards. That being said, I was wondering if anyone could suggest an HD6950 around 250$ that can be bios flashed to a 6970 that I could watch? Buying parts piecemeal and GPU is going to tie for last component with CPU since their prices drop faster.
Also, don't want to start a fanboy mudslinging thread, but anyone suggest one chipset over the other for mainly gaming and watching movies? Most of what I've read says that they are so close in performance it doesn't really matter that much.