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June 1, 2013 11:28:37 PM

so as the title says im going for a 900-1000$ gaming build and what i actually want for now is like 8gb ram and Intel Core i5-3570K and the confusion is between Radeon HD 7950 or gtx 660 ti an overclock may be necessary in the future but for sure not at the start about sli or cross fire i dont know if its actually worth it (also in the future not at the start) here are some tries for 2 builds one gtx 660 ti one and the other for radeoon Hd 7950 (the compatibility isnt fixed perfectly yet - something like the case doesnt have usb 3.0 header so just unimportant things but for sure will be fixed)
and so on i would like to get any tips any help or any full build for 900-1000 gaming computer
radeon Hd build
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/11VTf
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gtx 660 ti build
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/11Ew0

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June 1, 2013 11:44:52 PM

Rocwen Colondo said:
so as the title says im going for a 900-1000$ gaming build and what i actually want for now is like 8gb ram and Intel Core i5-3570K and the confusion is between Radeon HD 7950 or gtx 660 ti an overclock may be necessary in the future but for sure not at the start about sli or cross fire i dont know if its actually worth it (also in the future not at the start) here are some tries for 2 builds one gtx 660 ti one and the other for radeoon Hd 7950 (the compatibility isnt fixed perfectly yet - something like the case doesnt have usb 3.0 header so just unimportant things but for sure will be fixed)
and so on i would like to get any tips any help or any full build for 900-1000 gaming computer
radeon Hd build
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/11VTf
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gtx 660 ti build
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/11Ew0


You should probably consider waiting for next gen hardware because it's only right around the corner. The new haswell processors from intel will come out in a few days I think, and you could get an i5-4570k. Also, nvidia has already released two gpus from the 700 series, the 780 and 770, so the 760 ti is likely going to be released within weeks, which will be an improvement over the 660 ti. Waiting will probably serve you well in the long run. :D 

EDIT: It looks like the new generation of processors have already been released actually lol

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June 1, 2013 11:45:33 PM

the radeon will give you better performance in gaming and photoshop while the 660ti will give you better perfonmance with adobe creative suite like after effects and premiere
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June 1, 2013 11:48:23 PM

Why get a cooler for 3570 not K. The stock will do ggod and wait for 4670k and 4570 as well as 760ti and get the 7950 ice q if u cant wait
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June 1, 2013 11:49:58 PM

dont get re edition get caviar blue or black and 8gb of ram and cx 600 is way better than these terrible power supplies they will likely kill the parts
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June 1, 2013 11:55:03 PM

just get a 7950 or 760 ti or 7870 ghz instead of the 660
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June 2, 2013 12:14:26 AM

N00BBuild said:
just get a 7950 or 760 ti or 7870 ghz instead of the 660


A Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT or a Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 (presently on sale for $270 at Newegg) would be the most efficient options in that price range.

OP, I urge you to wait only a few days and buy a Haswell processor and Z/H87 motherboard.
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June 2, 2013 3:57:08 AM

im totally not interested in other things that gaming and maybe just watching films for sure not editing or processing films so the Radeon Hd 7950 is way to go but which one exactly ?
and about the processor ok for now i guess i'll wait but i wait to the prices to drop down not to get the haswell cause i guess if its new it would be expensive and wont be a good choice at my current budget
and about the ram tips and the power supply ill search for the thing you said "N00BBuild" if can give me a direct link at newegg or some other website would be very good
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June 2, 2013 4:18:56 AM

Rocwen Colondo said:
im totally not interested in other things that gaming and maybe just watching films for sure not editing or processing films so the Radeon Hd 7950 is way to go but which one exactly ?
and about the processor ok for now i guess i'll wait but i wait to the prices to drop down not to get the haswell cause i guess if its new it would be expensive and wont be a good choice at my current budget
and about the ram tips and the power supply ill search for the thing you said "N00BBuild" if can give me a direct link at newegg or some other website would be very good


Having looked things over, with current sales you can actually get a much brawnier system than I had first suspected. This (without motherboard, as they have yet to be released and I am as such unaware of the most efficient option) would be around what you could afford:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($22.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($387.86 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $903.77
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-02 07:19 EDT-0400)
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June 2, 2013 5:40:45 AM

Jack Revenant said:
Rocwen Colondo said:
im totally not interested in other things that gaming and maybe just watching films for sure not editing or processing films so the Radeon Hd 7950 is way to go but which one exactly ?
and about the processor ok for now i guess i'll wait but i wait to the prices to drop down not to get the haswell cause i guess if its new it would be expensive and wont be a good choice at my current budget
and about the ram tips and the power supply ill search for the thing you said "N00BBuild" if can give me a direct link at newegg or some other website would be very good


Having looked things over, with current sales you can actually get a much brawnier system than I had first suspected. This (without motherboard, as they have yet to be released and I am as such unaware of the most efficient option) would be around what you could afford:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($22.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($387.86 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $903.77
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-02 07:19 EDT-0400)


thanks alot i see that is perfect one and so i add like 1 100$ mother board but if that's not possible it will be a problem since you forgot the sound card too anyway a cheap sound card like 20$ and 100$ mother board with that build will be awesome i guess thanks :D 
does that mean that the 7970 ghz edition will be better than the gtx 770
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June 2, 2013 5:52:28 AM

N00BBuild said:
asus just realesed their lineup here and cheapest i saw is 120$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...


that mother board contains usb 3 while as the build that (Jack Revenant) offered the case doesnt have an usb 3 so isnt there a mother board with same specs but usb 2 so i dont waste money on a thing that i dont use or that i change the case though the case is very good ... this is the case ..
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-rc912kk...
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June 2, 2013 6:46:47 AM

Yes there are no usb 2 only mobos now the only ones are h61 which can not over clock and support i3s sand bridge so get a bit better case with usb3 like the tempest 210 or nzxt source 210 eliete for about the same price even cheaper of haf 922
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June 2, 2013 6:49:11 AM

and the gigabyte has 3 fans but is the same degrre or 1 less and is a bit louder than ice q plus the pc shows so if u like hidden pcbs get the ice q
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June 2, 2013 10:32:26 AM

N00BBuild said:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/127RE will be good for 1080p very high/ ultra 60hz

so i guess that that's it i have got a nice experience and a nice answer i guess ill go for the build that you suggested but the 3 fans at the gpu that i suggested before wont help for over clock and will the one that you suggested with only one fan afford overlock .. ?
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June 2, 2013 2:55:04 PM

N00BBuild said:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/127RE will be good for 1080p very high/ ultra 60hz


That build is significantly worse than mine. It has a GPU which is two tiers down, an older CPU, a lower-grade power supply, and a single stick of RAM.

OP: You don't need a sound card (unless you're involved in the music industry or a truly hardcore audiophile, you won't notice the difference), and my build can fit inside your budget (or near enough), like so:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($22.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($132.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($387.86 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1026.63
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-02 17:54 EDT-0400)

Edit: If USB 3.0 means a lot to you, you could change the case to a Corsair 200R: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-200r

Edit 2: Regarding 770 vs. 7970, it's pretty level. However, that particular 7970 is of particularly high quality, in addition to being cheaper than any of the 770s I've seen. Thus, I consider it best value for money.
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June 2, 2013 9:18:26 PM

Rocwen Colondo said:
Jack Revenant
your build is perfect except that the graphic card i saw many gtx 660 ti 3gb that surpass that graphic card (higher mhz) and cheaper like this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and about the i5 haswell what is the difference between it and the normal i5 3.4ghz


I am having severe difficulty understanding you, I'm afraid. If you're saying that the 660 Ti is more powerful than the 7970 GHz Edition, you are quite incorrect. The 7970 is drastically better in every regard, save price.

Edit: Haswell is the new generation of processors, while that is an Ivy Bridge processor. Haswell processors are approximately 10-15% more powerful than their Ivy Bridge equivalents. That is, a 4670k is around 10% better than a 3570k, et cetera.
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June 2, 2013 10:44:21 PM


Jack is totally right, sorry but a 7970 ghz would absolutely bulldoze a 660 ti in every single game.
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June 3, 2013 4:25:39 AM

Jack Revenant said:
Rocwen Colondo said:
Jack Revenant
your build is perfect except that the graphic card i saw many gtx 660 ti 3gb that surpass that graphic card (higher mhz) and cheaper like this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and about the i5 haswell what is the difference between it and the normal i5 3.4ghz


I am having severe difficulty understanding you, I'm afraid. If you're saying that the 660 Ti is more powerful than the 7970 GHz Edition, you are quite incorrect. The 7970 is drastically better in every regard, save price.

Edit: Haswell is the new generation of processors, while that is an Ivy Bridge processor. Haswell processors are approximately 10-15% more powerful than their Ivy Bridge equivalents. That is, a 4670k is around 10% better than a 3570k, et cetera.


ok thanks alot i shall have made your answer the best answer and im going for your build thanks alot :D 
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June 3, 2013 4:31:48 AM

Rocwen Colondo said:
Jack Revenant said:
Rocwen Colondo said:
Jack Revenant
your build is perfect except that the graphic card i saw many gtx 660 ti 3gb that surpass that graphic card (higher mhz) and cheaper like this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and about the i5 haswell what is the difference between it and the normal i5 3.4ghz


I am having severe difficulty understanding you, I'm afraid. If you're saying that the 660 Ti is more powerful than the 7970 GHz Edition, you are quite incorrect. The 7970 is drastically better in every regard, save price.

Edit: Haswell is the new generation of processors, while that is an Ivy Bridge processor. Haswell processors are approximately 10-15% more powerful than their Ivy Bridge equivalents. That is, a 4670k is around 10% better than a 3570k, et cetera.


ok thanks alot i shall have made your answer the best answer and im going for your build thanks alot :D 


My pleasure. I'm always happy to help.

Happy gaming!
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