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Old 04-27-2011, 08:54 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by GhOsT1321 View Post
Buying things that you may need in the future tends to waste money as opposed to saving it. If you buy what you know you need, then you often get the best value.
The cheapest 6950 is $250, the cheapest 6850 is $150. Hoxton would be better off buying another video card later with the extra $100, unless he plans to upgrade his monitor soon.
I suppose I can't say for sure, but I would say most people don't sell their old parts. It would be quite awhile before he could get a better card than the 6950 for $100.

And this one is only $240, $210 after MIR, and the leading brand: - XFX HD-695X-ZNFC Radeon HD 6950 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

I guess it comes down to whether or not he is going to sell his old parts when he upgrades.

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Old 07-17-2011, 10:07 PM   #12 (permalink)
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ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/S USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

PNY VCQ4000-PB Quadro 4000 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 X16 HDCP Ready Workstation Video Card

COUGAR SX850 COUGAR-SX850 850W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

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ASUS P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/S USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

ASUS ENGTX570 DCII/2DIS/1280MD5 GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 X16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

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Intel Core I7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 X 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 15000) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9

Corsair Force Series CSSD-F60GB2-BRKT-A 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Total Price: $1420

windows 7 Home Premium is included

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^ a Quadro 4000 why? A Green drive for the OS to run off, especially at 5900RPM?! That'll be a massive bottleneck.

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