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Old 07-13-2010, 12:09 AM   #1
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Default Help with hard drive and video card in new build

Hard drives:

Trying to choose between these two (both are $90, with free shipping):
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM

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Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS 1.5TB 7200 RPM

Video cards:

Choosing between these cards (The first one comes with CODMW2 free)

HIS H587FN1GD Radeon HD 5870 1GB 256-bit

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One of these (List of GTX 480's)
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Old 07-13-2010, 12:23 AM   #2
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The Seagate, it has 500GB more storage.

The GTX 480 outperforms the HD 5870.
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Ok. BUT the 480 is mostly $100 more. Is it really worth it?
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Well, if you're looking for the best bang for your buck, than the HD 5870 would be the one to get.
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Would an HD 5870 be enough to max out crysis at 1080p on a 23.6" monitor?
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yes it would gtx 480 sure is a little faster but runs crazy hot google it ati all the way
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Okay. Thanks
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i would go with the 480 Nvidia cards look much better than ATI cards most of the ATI cards i have seen cant handle x16 MSAA like the nvidia can makes it look much better
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I'd go with a GTX 470, it performs equally (with the latest drivers) to the 5870 but is nearly $100 cheaper
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