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i5 3570 + GTX 680 OR i5 3570k + AMD 7950

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June 18, 2013 2:53:56 AM

A:
i5 3570 3.6ghz/3.8ghz STOCK
MSI Z77A-G1 (Future upgrades)
G.SKILL 8GB 1600mhz
WD BLUE 1TB
MSI GTX 680 TWIN FROZER

B:
i5 3570k
Asrock Extreme4
SAPPHIRE 7950 BOOST OC
8GB G.SKILL 1600
WD BLUE 1TB
120GB Samsung 840 SSD


Im leaning towards build a because i can get a decent cpu and a more powerful graphic card ,because i will be recording too.
But the 7950 is also a great card from what i've read.

Hmm i dont know, What do you guys think ??


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a b À AMD
a c 91 à CPUs
a b V Motherboard
a b } Memory
June 18, 2013 3:02:52 AM

Go for C -

Intel Core i5 4670K
ASRock Z87 Extreme3
G.Skill Ripjaws 8 GB @ 1600 MHz
Seagate Barracuda 1 TB
GTX 770 2 GB

GTX 770 is just an overclocked GTX 680 and costs lesser than that. You should also opt for Haswell if you are not overclocking. If you are, then keep Ivy Bridge and change GTX 680 to 770 and go for it.

If you can not go for build C, then go for build A. In build A rather use H77 motherboard as your CPU does not support overclocking which kills the reason of buying a Z77 mobo.
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June 18, 2013 3:08:19 AM

luckiest charm said:
Go for C -

Intel Core i5 4670K
ASRock Z87 Extreme3
G.Skill Ripjaws 8 GB @ 1600 MHz
Seagate Barracuda 1 TB
GTX 770 2 GB

GTX 770 is just an overclocked GTX 680 and costs lesser than that. You should also opt for Haswell if you are not overclocking. If you are, then keep Ivy Bridge and change GTX 680 to 770 and go for it.

If you can not go for build C, then go for build A. In build A rather use H77 motherboard as your CPU does not support overclocking which kills the reason of buying a Z77 mobo.


Sorry forgot to mention my budget is $1000 and im in aus. So Those are the options,
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June 18, 2013 3:09:42 AM

a GTX 680 should not even be considered since there is a GTX 770
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a b 4 Gaming
a b À AMD
a c 91 à CPUs
a b V Motherboard
a b } Memory
June 18, 2013 3:10:11 AM

If you have $1000 budget, go for this build -

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($127.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Green 1.5TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($252.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($127.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SN-208DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($26.97 @ Newegg)
Total: $1024.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-18 06:09 EDT-0400)

AUD and USD both are similar so that should not make much difference. GTX 680 is not the way to go mate.
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June 18, 2013 3:45:33 AM

luckiest charm said:
If you have $1000 budget, go for this build -

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($127.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Green 1.5TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($252.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($127.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SN-208DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($26.97 @ Newegg)
Total: $1024.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-18 06:09 EDT-0400)

AUD and USD both are similar so that should not make much difference. GTX 680 is not the way to go mate.


ACtually components are generally more expensive and harder to come by in Aus, but hey, the GTX680 is a bad choice.
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a b À AMD
a c 91 à CPUs
a b V Motherboard
a b } Memory
June 18, 2013 3:47:22 AM

Novuake said:
luckiest charm said:
If you have $1000 budget, go for this build -

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($127.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Green 1.5TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($252.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($127.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SN-208DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($26.97 @ Newegg)
Total: $1024.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-18 06:09 EDT-0400)

AUD and USD both are similar so that should not make much difference. GTX 680 is not the way to go mate.


ACtually components are generally more expensive and harder to come by in Aus, but hey, the GTX680 is a bad choice.


Yeah know that. Same is in India. Things are around 50% more expensive in here. To deal with that he might want to cut out on Haswell and SSD.
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a c 133 À AMD
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a c 179 V Motherboard
a b } Memory
June 18, 2013 4:00:27 AM

luckiest charm said:

Yeah know that. Same is in India. Things are around 50% more expensive in here. To deal with that he might want to cut out on Haswell and SSD.


If you knew it, why did you post American links and prices? Slow down there... There is such a thing as TRYING to help but becoming repetitive after a time.
Besides there are some seriously bad suggestions in that build you suggested.
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June 18, 2013 4:24:08 AM

Novuake said:
luckiest charm said:

Yeah know that. Same is in India. Things are around 50% more expensive in here. To deal with that he might want to cut out on Haswell and SSD.


If you knew it, why did you post American links and prices? Slow down there... There is such a thing as TRYING to help but becoming repetitive after a time.
Besides there are some seriously bad suggestions in that build you suggested.

yea i thought the 680 is a good card , but with the newer amd drivers the 7950 and 680 are very similiar.

Thanks .
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June 18, 2013 4:25:48 AM

luckiest charm said:
If you have $1000 budget, go for this build -

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($127.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Green 1.5TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($252.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($127.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SN-208DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($26.97 @ Newegg)
Total: $1024.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-18 06:09 EDT-0400)

AUD and USD both are similar so that should not make much difference. GTX 680 is not the way to go mate.


Thanks for that build but aus is way different here, A i5 3570k is $245 , i think im going with build b.
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