i5 3570 and GTX670 or FX-6350 and GTX680?

Hey there,

I'm building a machine roughly around the £750 mark w/o monitor.

Here is the AMD build

I could swap in the i5 3570 and the 670 and it comes out at almost exactly the same price.

I'll be gaming a lot on this machine, multiplayer fps' and rts', and will also be using things like photoshop and lightroom.

Any recommendations on which would be the better option?

Thanks in advance!

EDIT: Would it be worth trying the 7970 GHz edition (same price as 680)?
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  1. if you do things other than gaming, so it will be wise to balance cpu and gpu

    vote for i5 + 7970 GHz/gtx 770
    becareful, i5 haswell, not ivy bridge
  2. Best answer
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor (£141.55 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock H87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£67.90 @ Dabs)
    Memory: GeIL Enhance CORSA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£40.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£78.29 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£63.54 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (£190.97 @ Dabs)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case (£38.64 @
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.86 @
    Optical Drive: Samsung SN-208DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£14.99 @ Novatech)
    Total: £686.73
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-30 19:12 BST+0100)
  3. Why the haswell may i ask? Just for the power consumption? Power consumption is not a consideration for me.

    Just found a 7970 GHz edition for around 270 which is on par with the 680's price.
  4. i5 + GTX 770
  5. Unfortunately, the 770 seems out of my budget.

    This is just about as far as I can stretch (£785)
  6. GTX 770's are cheaper than GTX 680's in the US
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