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What GPU for this AMD build? buying this week :D

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September 18, 2013 3:41:32 PM

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CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£82.79 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£59.00 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£51.93 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£46.85 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card (£154.00 @ Amazon UK)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£38.65 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£47.62 @ Aria PC)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.98 @ Novatech)
Total: £493.82
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-18 23:35 BST+0100)

So atm I have a 7870 there but I'm not sure if I want to go with that as I have £50 more to spend on the graphics card of my desire and so far this is the one that takes my fancy, but I'm not sure what graphics card to get If I have an extra £50 to spend on it. This rig will be used for games such as BF4, BF3, Skyrim, Total war Rome 2 other awesome games. And Photoshop :D 
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September 18, 2013 3:43:59 PM

depending on the resolution you play at. but thats a pretty nice card. also check out the 7870XT
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September 18, 2013 3:45:10 PM

for another 50 you should be able to find a 7950, but the 7870 is very capable as well, you would be able to play those games just fine with it.
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September 18, 2013 3:45:45 PM

You could likely fit a 7950 into that budget, which can be overclocked to 7970 performance levels with minimal effort and a fraction of the cost.
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September 18, 2013 3:59:27 PM

daswilhelm said:
depending on the resolution you play at. but thats a pretty nice card. also check out the 7870XT


Thanks for the recommendation man, yeah the 7870 is a nice card but was thinking of a 7950



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September 18, 2013 3:59:36 PM

i'd squeeze a 7950 into that build if you can.
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September 18, 2013 4:04:09 PM

Jaxem said:
for another 50 you should be able to find a 7950, but the 7870 is very capable as well, you would be able to play those games just fine with it.


So would you recommend the 7950 or maybe not worth it, compared to the 7870

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September 18, 2013 4:05:19 PM

I highly recommend the 7950. As I stated earlier, it has MASSIVE overclocking potential.
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September 18, 2013 4:07:17 PM

expl0itfinder said:
You could likely fit a 7950 into that budget, which can be overclocked to 7970 performance levels with minimal effort and a fraction of the cost.


Ah 7950 popped up well it does seem worth it in the long run tbh

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September 18, 2013 4:12:33 PM

I would recommend the 7950 if you can fit it into your budget, like everyone else here said, tons of headroom to overclock, you'll end up at a much higher performance level than a 7870 (which often can't be OC very far at all). Stock, the 7950 can make from a 2 to 15 fps difference depending on the game, OC...probably a good amount more.
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September 18, 2013 4:12:33 PM

expl0itfinder said:
I highly recommend the 7950. As I stated earlier, it has MASSIVE overclocking potential.


Thanks everyone think I'm going for the 7950 now picking answer as solution as I do want something with high overclocking capabilities

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September 21, 2013 10:52:56 AM

oohhh that system is extremly simlar to mine hell its well close the only difference is ive got a phenom x6 1090t and a poo 6850. i was looking to upgrade my gpu in you a couple of weeks, there is going to be a price drop on cards like majorly as the new 9 or 8 series or what ever they decide to call it is out real soon. Don't know exact dates though. if not go for the 7950. http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/msi-overclocked-radeon-... scan have an offer on today, it seems they are trying to get rid of as many as possible :p  hope this helps lovely system your going to have there.
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September 21, 2013 10:56:09 AM

syeekick said:
oohhh that system is extremly simlar to mine hell its well close the only difference is ive got a phenom x6 1090t and a poo 6850. i was looking to upgrade my gpu in you a couple of weeks, there is going to be a price drop on cards like majorly as the new 9 or 8 series or what ever they decide to call it is out real soon. Don't know exact dates though. if not go for the 7950. http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/msi-overclocked-radeon-... scan have an offer on today, it seems they are trying to get rid of as many as possible :p  hope this helps lovely system your going to have there.


wow thanks so much mate looks like about a £30 price drop maybe a bit more definately wanna buy this tonight thanks a tonne ;D
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September 21, 2013 11:41:48 AM

You are welcome buddy, loving your build.
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September 21, 2013 11:58:03 AM

syeekick said:
You are welcome buddy, loving your build.


Would you recommend me to wait out for the new graphics card range by AMD so the 7 series can drop more?
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September 21, 2013 4:00:25 PM

aaza7 erm depends what sort of time frame you want your computer built. If you need it quickly then the 7850 is the only way, but if you were willing to wait for the 800 series you will be waiting until september 25th. So im only guessing but any date after the 25th the 7 series should be cheaper. but did that happen with the titan, not so. But they might bring out a card in the 8xxx series that is cheaper and better than the 7950 hopefully!
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September 21, 2013 4:24:12 PM

syeekick said:
aaza7 erm depends what sort of time frame you want your computer built. If you need it quickly then the 7850 is the only way, but if you were willing to wait for the 800 series you will be waiting until september 25th. So im only guessing but any date after the 25th the 7 series should be cheaper. but did that happen with the titan, not so. But they might bring out a card in the 8xxx series that is cheaper and better than the 7950 hopefully!

Well I wouldn't mind getting this pc ordered in the next week :( 
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September 21, 2013 7:30:07 PM

syeekick said:
aaza7 erm depends what sort of time frame you want your computer built. If you need it quickly then the 7850 is the only way, but if you were willing to wait for the 800 series you will be waiting until september 25th. So im only guessing but any date after the 25th the 7 series should be cheaper. but did that happen with the titan, not so. But they might bring out a card in the 8xxx series that is cheaper and better than the 7950 hopefully!


I assume you mean 7950. Now if you can wait until next week, by all means do it. The next generation of AMD cards will be announced, however it is not known exactly when they will be up for sale. Also, they are only releasing the flagship cards, so they will likely be pretty expensive compared to the 7950. However, the pricing on the 7950 will only get lower, so why not wait. There will be no "8000 series" from AMD, outside of OEMs. The next gen cards will be referred to as the Rx-2xx, as you can read about here:
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/amd-hawaii-radeon-gpu-...
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September 22, 2013 11:40:30 AM

expl0itfinder said:
syeekick said:
aaza7 erm depends what sort of time frame you want your computer built. If you need it quickly then the 7850 is the only way, but if you were willing to wait for the 800 series you will be waiting until september 25th. So im only guessing but any date after the 25th the 7 series should be cheaper. but did that happen with the titan, not so. But they might bring out a card in the 8xxx series that is cheaper and better than the 7950 hopefully!


I assume you mean 7950. Now if you can wait until next week, by all means do it. The next generation of AMD cards will be announced, however it is not known exactly when they will be up for sale. Also, they are only releasing the flagship cards, so they will likely be pretty expensive compared to the 7950. However, the pricing on the 7950 will only get lower, so why not wait. There will be no "8000 series" from AMD, outside of OEMs. The next gen cards will be referred to as the Rx-2xx, as you can read about here:
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/amd-hawaii-radeon-gpu-...


So you would recommend me to wait until next week and see what's going on with the new AMD cards coming out, do you reckon I should order all the other parts such as the case, processor etc?
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September 22, 2013 12:35:54 PM

Sure, that way you can make sure everything is working properly ahead of time.
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September 22, 2013 1:10:26 PM

expl0itfinder said:
Sure, that way you can make sure everything is working properly ahead of time.


Thanks bro quick question what gpu would you recommend me to buy next week 7870, 7950, 7970 and either MSI, XFX, or Gigabyte, I'm going towards Gigabyte as my cousin has 7950 Gigabyte cards and can't fault them.
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September 22, 2013 2:28:32 PM

If the next gen AMD cards do not impress, then I would buy the Gigabyte 7950.
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September 22, 2013 3:03:17 PM

expl0itfinder said:
If the next gen AMD cards do not impress, then I would buy the Gigabyte 7950.


okay doke mate, well you might receive a pm from me in the few days about the new AMD cards :) 
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September 22, 2013 7:33:35 PM

Alright sounds good.
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