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It's a toss-up depending on the games played.
More popular, mainstream games like Battlefield 3, Skyrim, Crysis 2, and World of WarCraft still gives HD 6870 / GTX 560 a win (according to Tom's).
Interestingly, besides nVidia favored games like Batman, HD 6870 outperforms GTX 650 Ti AND GTX 560 in most benchmarks.
So if anything would be changed, HD 6870 would have the sole win.
SSD question, i remember seeing a video (i think it was the Newegg one but i forgot now) about the Samsung 840 series and how the price/GB was going down and the reads were going up slightly but writes were about half of 830 series but now i look on the product page (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147193&Tpk=samsung%20840%20pro) and now it is completely different. What happened? did some miraculous innovation happen overnight?
If you can afford it, 840 Pro is -the- king of performance SSDs right now. 840 is good too, but you can probably find deals on 830. Few days ago, you could buy a 256GB Samsung 830 for $170. That's a killer deal, which is likely to come back again soon.
Yea the 650Ti or 660Ti should be the recommend video card. I would have went with one of those two if my wife didnt purchase a 560ti as a gift for me 4 months ago.. But hey, they all run guud in SLI.. :-D
Agree as well. I have the 256GB 830 series and its sweet. I am sure the 840 will be no disapointment. One thing to add to the Samsung drives, they may not always be the "fastest" out. But they have been the most stable and most reliable drives on the market. SSDs may not improve your game speeds, but they will let you reboot faster if your game crashes :-)
Edited by Exodist on 10/29/2012 6:31 PM PDT
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