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Old 12-23-2010, 10:40 AM   #1
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Default What Card should i choose?

I'm building a gaming rig and have two EVGA GTX 570 in sli, but i would love another card to be dedicated just to physics. What card should i get? does it have to be Direct X 11 compatible? I'm trying not to spend too much money.

One more thing. I bought the corair h70 cooler and it comes with the thermal compund already on the sink. Should i remove it and put artic silver or just leave it be?

Here are my specs:

Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield (Stock speed for now)
Corsair H70 cpu cooler
ASUS Rampage III Formula Motherboard
Antec Lanboy Blue Case
1x Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1 128GB
2x Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 3.5
2x EVGA SuperClocked GeForce GTX 570
ASUS VE278Q Black 27" Monitor

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Old 12-23-2010, 11:29 AM   #2
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Default Re: What Card should i choose?

a GTS 250 or a 450
but i dont see why you would need a dedicated card for physics when you have 2 570s

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Old 12-24-2010, 07:37 AM   #3
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Default Re: What Card should i choose?

Most cards nowadays can handle the physics processing as well. I wouldn't see the point of spending more, especially when they're in SLI (Which means you have two!) What I'd do in my opinion is that I would get another screen.
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Default Re: What Card should i choose?

Originally Posted by RombieFitch View Post
I'm trying not to spend too much money.

I'd go with a simple 250, I don't think it needs to be DirectX 11 compatible but anything newer will be anyway, so not really a big deal there. Like the others have said, dual 570's should be ample. Not that many games to my knowledge even use physics that intensively yet.. but I may be behind the times a bit.
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