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gtx 760 vs hd 7870 xt

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June 25, 2013 9:44:51 AM

hey,

I can get the msi gtx 760 twinfrozer when I'm not getting a keyboard(sharkoon skiller) and dropping two extra bitfenix spectre fans.

Or should I just get the powercolor hd 7870 xt myst so I can keep those extra fans(my case is a zalman z11 plus) and keyboard?

total hd 7870 xt build 805,-
total msi gtx 760 tf 812,-

edit: I can also get the palit gtx 760(reference cooler and pcb) with the keyboard(or 2 extra fans) for 810,-

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June 25, 2013 9:47:35 AM

L Helps said:
hey,

I can get the msi gtx 760 twinfrozer when I'm not getting a keyboard(sharkoon skiller) and dropping two extra bitfenix spectre fans.

Or should I just get the powercolor hd 7870 xt myst so I can keep those extra fans(my case is a zalman z11 plus) and keyboard?

total hd 7870 xt build 805,-
total msi gtx 760 tf 812,-



Depends on how badly you want that keyboard :lol: 

If it was my decision i'd go with the 760
June 25, 2013 9:52:50 AM

I think I can live without the keyboard. How much better does the gtx 760 perform when comparing to the hd 7870 xt, is it worth the extra 33,-?

I can also go for the gtx 760 with reference cooler(saves me 20,-) but I'd rather go with a good cooler. What do you think?
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June 25, 2013 9:53:58 AM

Get the 760. It beats even the 7950 boost and will suprass the 7870 XT easily as well. Don't get a cheap membrane or rubber dome keyboard. Save up for a mechanical.
June 25, 2013 9:54:39 AM

L Helps said:
I think I can live without the keyboard. How much better does the gtx 760 perform when comparing to the hd 7870 xt, is it worth the extra 33,-?

I can also go for the gtx 760 with reference cooler(saves me 20,-) but I'd rather go with a good cooler. What do you think?


They're both good cards. What games do you play?
June 25, 2013 9:59:17 AM

battlefield 3/4, fallout new vegas, counterstrike, a.v.a, world of tanks, red orchestra 2/risingstorm and maybe a few newer games like crysis 3.

But main question is is it worth it dropping the extras for the gtx 760 and is it worth the extra 20,- for the msi twin forzer over the regular one(from palit)?
June 25, 2013 10:01:13 AM

L Helps said:
battlefield 3/4, fallout new vegas, counterstrike, a.v.a, world of tanks, red orchestra 2/risingstorm and maybe a few newer games like crysis 3.

But main question is is it worth it dropping the extras for the gtx 760 and is it worth the extra 20,- for the msi twin forzer over the regular one(from palit)?


With those games i say go for the 760 with the twin frozr cooler.

June 25, 2013 10:05:08 AM

does anybody expect them to drop in price soon?
June 25, 2013 10:06:33 AM

L Helps said:
does anybody expect them to drop in price soon?




The 760? No.. It was just released today :lol: 
June 25, 2013 10:07:21 AM

Intel God said:
L Helps said:
does anybody expect them to drop in price soon?




The 760? No.. It was just released today :lol: 


yes I know but did the gtx 770 dropped in price and if it did how fast?
June 25, 2013 10:10:20 AM

I would go with one that has a reference cooler. The reference cooler takes the heat from the GPU and blows iit outside of the case while the twin frozr just throws out of the card but it stays inside the case.
June 25, 2013 10:11:33 AM

L Helps said:
Intel God said:
L Helps said:
does anybody expect them to drop in price soon?




The 760? No.. It was just released today :lol: 


yes I know but did the gtx 770 dropped in price and if it did how fast?


I imagine you're in the UK. In the US the 770 was launched at 399 and hasnt gotten any price drops

songorocosongo said:
I would go with one that has a reference cooler. The reference cooler takes the heat from the GPU and blows iit outside of the case while the twin frozr just throws out of the card but it stays inside the case.


Aslong as he has a case with more then 1 case fan the open air cooling of the twin frozr wont effect case temps
June 25, 2013 10:46:36 AM

the zalman z11 plus has good airflow(5 fans) so that wont matter. I saw the twin frozer performed better because it keeps the card cooler so gpu boost can do it's work better. Is the cooler worth an aditional 20,- (I live in the netherlands)
June 25, 2013 11:13:51 AM

L Helps said:
the zalman z11 plus has good airflow(5 fans) so that wont matter. I saw the twin frozer performed better because it keeps the card cooler so gpu boost can do it's work better. Is the cooler worth an aditional 20,- (I live in the netherlands)


What other cards can you get? Can you get the Asus or Gigabyte? Those two along with the MSI are the coolest tested cards
June 25, 2013 11:25:52 AM

L Helps said:
hey,

I can get the msi gtx 760 twinfrozer when I'm not getting a keyboard(sharkoon skiller) and dropping two extra bitfenix spectre fans.

Or should I just get the powercolor hd 7870 xt myst so I can keep those extra fans(my case is a zalman z11 plus) and keyboard?

total hd 7870 xt build 805,-
total msi gtx 760 tf 812,-

edit: I can also get the palit gtx 760(reference cooler and pcb) with the keyboard(or 2 extra fans) for 810,-




If you want better fps/ less stutter, go 760. If you want to be slightly cheap, like me, go 7870.

As far as keyboards go, generally the ones that actually help you in gaming are in the $20-30 range. Those big clunky "gamer" keyboards don't improve your micro abilities at all. They do look cool as fuark though!
Get a mini/slim keyboard for 25 bucks and you will have less time between key strokes, and less of a chance of hitting the wrong key due to not needing to move your hand.
~80 key binds = not fun on a full sized keyboard....
This will bring along better gameplay. *if serious about gaming/micro*
June 25, 2013 11:29:46 AM

adondriss said:
L Helps said:
hey,

I can get the msi gtx 760 twinfrozer when I'm not getting a keyboard(sharkoon skiller) and dropping two extra bitfenix spectre fans.

Or should I just get the powercolor hd 7870 xt myst so I can keep those extra fans(my case is a zalman z11 plus) and keyboard?

total hd 7870 xt build 805,-
total msi gtx 760 tf 812,-

edit: I can also get the palit gtx 760(reference cooler and pcb) with the keyboard(or 2 extra fans) for 810,-




If you want better fps/ less stutter, go 760. If you want to be slightly cheap, like me, go 7870.

As far as keyboards go, generally the ones that actually help you in gaming are in the $20-30 range. Those big clunky "gamer" keyboards don't improve your micro abilities at all. They do look cool as fuark though!
Get a mini/slim keyboard for 25 bucks and you will have less time between key strokes, and less of a chance of hitting the wrong key due to not needing to move your hand.
~80 key binds = not fun on a full sized keyboard....
This will bring along better gameplay. *if serious about gaming/micro*


I went from a microsoft keyboard to a deathstalker and it did help me alittle.
June 25, 2013 4:41:05 PM

the sharkoon skiller is only 17,- so thats why I wanted to go with it and wanted the fans because it looks neat. But the best thing I can do is drop those and get the msi gtx 760 right?
June 25, 2013 4:46:14 PM

L Helps said:
the sharkoon skiller is only 17,- so thats why I wanted to go with it and wanted the fans because it looks neat. But the best thing I can do is drop those and get the msi gtx 760 right?


I'll let you know. I just ordered some today
June 25, 2013 6:34:07 PM

@Intel God can't wait

Is the powercolor hd 7870 xt better when oc'ing it to the point were it get max 80C?
Can also get the EVGA GeForce GTX 760 SC w/ ACX Cooler(4,- more), it is factory oc'ed to max 1337 MHz (vs 1150 MHz from msi) and It has a black pcb instead of brown.
July 4, 2013 6:43:02 PM

Intel God said:
adondriss said:
L Helps said:
hey,

I can get the msi gtx 760 twinfrozer when I'm not getting a keyboard(sharkoon skiller) and dropping two extra bitfenix spectre fans.

Or should I just get the powercolor hd 7870 xt myst so I can keep those extra fans(my case is a zalman z11 plus) and keyboard?

total hd 7870 xt build 805,-
total msi gtx 760 tf 812,-

edit: I can also get the palit gtx 760(reference cooler and pcb) with the keyboard(or 2 extra fans) for 810,-




If you want better fps/ less stutter, go 760. If you want to be slightly cheap, like me, go 7870.

As far as keyboards go, generally the ones that actually help you in gaming are in the $20-30 range. Those big clunky "gamer" keyboards don't improve your micro abilities at all. They do look cool as fuark though!
Get a mini/slim keyboard for 25 bucks and you will have less time between key strokes, and less of a chance of hitting the wrong key due to not needing to move your hand.
~80 key binds = not fun on a full sized keyboard....
This will bring along better gameplay. *if serious about gaming/micro*


I went from a microsoft keyboard to a deathstalker and it did help me alittle.



Microsoft doesn't make the type of keyboard that I'm talking about, so how is this comment even related to my topic?
The layout of the DeathStalker is too casual and relaxed to be used in serious gaming. It's a flashy keyboard. The only product that Razer currently makes, that I would purchase/use, is the orbweaver, and even that just feels odd to me.

Perfect layout, for me, is the Noppoo Choc Mini. The downside to this keyboard is that the keys aren't flat, and too far apart for me. If the palm of my hand has to get up, then that's time spent in movement, instead of key strokes.
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