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GTX 760 vs 7950 3 gb

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October 17, 2013 4:28:07 PM

here is my base build http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Q2EJ
should I go with a 760 or 7950 3gb this is for gaming

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October 17, 2013 4:33:06 PM

First off your build needs work, and 2nd I'd go for a 7950 as it is cheaper (performs similar to a 760).
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October 17, 2013 4:33:38 PM

You decide: http://anandtech.com/bench/product/855?vs=854

Your build has many issues:

PSU is complete and utter trash. Get a unit from antec, XFX, Corsair, sEasonic.

That CPU cooler is worse than the stock cooler.

Why a z87 motherboard with an i3? You won't be overclocking.

Get an fx-6300 because those GPUs you are looking at will bottleneck on an i3 in mane games.

Get 2x4gb RAM

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a b 4 Gaming
October 17, 2013 4:38:53 PM

Better build with gpu -

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B85 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($42.83 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $724.32
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-17 19:41 EDT-0400)
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a b 4 Gaming
October 17, 2013 5:08:51 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($194.94 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Pro3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.96 @ Outlet PC)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $503.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-17 20:06 EDT-0400)

This build is much better an more reliable.

You can look at the GPUs side by side for yourself here.

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a c 358 4 Gaming
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October 17, 2013 5:13:47 PM

thepinkanator95 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($194.94 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Pro3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.96 @ Outlet PC)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $503.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-17 20:06 EDT-0400)

This build is much better an more reliable.

You can look at the GPUs side by side for yourself here.



Why a z87 motherboard if the build will not allow for overclocking. Money could be saved by getting an h87 board.

That is also a poor comparison of the GPUs. http://anandtech.com/bench/product/855?vs=854 here is a much better one.
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a b 4 Gaming
October 17, 2013 9:34:40 PM

tiny voices said:
thepinkanator95 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($194.94 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Pro3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.96 @ Outlet PC)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $503.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-17 20:06 EDT-0400)

This build is much better an more reliable.

You can look at the GPUs side by side for yourself here.



Why a z87 motherboard if the build will not allow for overclocking. Money could be saved by getting an h87 board.

That is also a poor comparison of the GPUs. http://anandtech.com/bench/product/855?vs=854 here is a much better one.


For one he has a right budget. The goal here is to build an excellent foundation for upgrade later so the computer as a whole will last longer. Replacing the CPU is a lot less expensive than buying a new computer. Also, the Z87 chipset is a faster chipset regardless of over clocking.

As for the comparison, it is actually pretty accurate. You realize the only real difference in the two's performance will be in numbers right? You won't be able to detect a real difference. Some games program towards AMD, others to Nvidia.
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October 20, 2013 6:29:23 PM

That CPU cooler is not good. It will not cool as well as an air cooler even.

These are VERY mismatched.
Get 8gb RAM minimum for this kind of build.
1300w is VERY overkill and will need to be replaced in a few years when you add a third card anyway. Get a 750-850w unit for 2 cards, then many years away when you add a third, get a 1000w max.
If you want to use more than 2 gpu's you will need the i7 not the i5. BUT, 2 gtx770s will be more than enough to max any game for a LONG time. 3 cards would be VERY pointless.
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a b 4 Gaming
October 21, 2013 5:29:34 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 120M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($30.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-WS ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($281.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card ($439.99 @ Amazon)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN3800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($24.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Aerocool X-Blaster 52.8 CFM 80mm Fan ($10.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic Platinum 1000W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($217.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional (OEM) (64-bit) ($129.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1652.83
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-21 20:27 EDT-0400)

I was able to create a build that meets in the middle for you.

I changed the PSU to a slightly lower wattage that should have you covered for 3-way SLI and overclocking.

Gave you a good liquid cooler.

Gave you more RAM with only the clock speed you need.

The PCI-E wireless card will run WAY faster than the flash wireless adapter.

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