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gaming - fx 6350 + hd 7970 or 3570k + 7950?

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July 26, 2013 3:20:37 AM

ive got 750 for a build. im building this FOR arma 2 & 3. but want to play next gen games and gta 5 at 1080p on a 24 inch monitor. which combination of processor and card will get me the best performance? is fx 6350 powerfil enough to max arma with a 7970. or should my graphics card take a dive in favour of the processor. im confused!?

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July 26, 2013 3:39:47 AM
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mickey123 said:
ive got 750 for a build. im building this FOR arma 2 & 3. but want to play next gen games and gta 5 at 1080p on a 24 inch monitor. which combination of processor and card will get me the best performance? is fx 6350 powerfil enough to max arma with a 7970. or should my graphics card take a dive in favour of the processor. im confused!?


haha, what a finely balanced conundrum you've posed there :) 

Me, personally, i'd go with the 3570k, and the 7950. At that res, and with all that CPU grunt, the 7950 3gb shouldn't have any troubles playing most games at ultra, with maybe one or two taking the settings back a little to maintain high FPS. The 6350 isn't a grat gaming chip, but is by no means a slouch. I would just prefer the OC ability of the 3570k, and if needed just a simple GPU upgrade will keep you good to go for years. There's no game out there yet, that's beyond a 3570k! requirements wise.
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July 26, 2013 4:07:08 AM

You will probably get differing answers for this one.
Personally I agree with this extract.
Quote:
In a vacuum then, the Intel chips remain the only CPUs you'd want in your machines. They are the best at gaming, and the second-tier quad-core chips remain competitive with AMD's best in multi-threaded applications. But this Piledriver update has closed the gap a little, and in terms of platform value as a whole, the AMD setup just has the edge. Spend the difference in CPU price on a better graphics card and the performance difference in games between AMD and Intel chips will instantly melt away.


Source: http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-mac/pc-components/p...

Mactronix :) 
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July 26, 2013 4:33:56 AM

mactronix said:
You will probably get differing answers for this one.
Personally I agree with this extract.
Quote:
In a vacuum then, the Intel chips remain the only CPUs you'd want in your machines. They are the best at gaming, and the second-tier quad-core chips remain competitive with AMD's best in multi-threaded applications. But this Piledriver update has closed the gap a little, and in terms of platform value as a whole, the AMD setup just has the edge. Spend the difference in CPU price on a better graphics card and the performance difference in games between AMD and Intel chips will instantly melt away.


Source: http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-mac/pc-components/p...

Mactronix :) 


thanks both. so im guessing it just goes for which one you feel like on the day. ive saved up for a couple of months and just been paid the final time i need for my budget and want to order this weekend. but every day i wake up on the other side of the bed so to speak. my only worry is getting an fx 6350 and stumbling on arma and day z games which is the reason for the upgrade. but then i think well if im getting above 40 fps on arma 2 and 50 on the finished arma 3 then in the next gen games surely in better with an oc'd 7970! then the next day i think but what if the processor screws me long term. im torn! but i wanna new pc sooooo bad. haha.
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July 26, 2013 5:16:28 AM

Arma 2 and 3 are CPU heavy, the difference between the 7950 and 7970 is only 5-7% at the same clockspeed. i5 + 7950 is better.
July 26, 2013 5:50:50 AM

thanks all i guess im best off going with an i5 and oc ing a 7950. any recomendations on the best 7950 brand? im thinking msi twin frozr
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July 26, 2013 5:52:09 AM

Dont buy a 7950 get a gtx 770 instead f it
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