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July 7, 2014 2:53:51 PM

Hi, this is my first p.c build and I'm a total newbie to this. a few years back I was wanting to do a PC build for gaming mainly and for some CAD work for coll, but I be never got around to doing it. i all ready own a Asus sabertooth x58 motherboard and still want base my build around this. i also already a have case & RAM ( corsair vengeance performance 2 x 4gb ddr3 1600mhz and going to get another so that Im on triple channel). I'm not sure 100% sure what CPU I going to get but probably some thing like this: intel i7-950 Quad-Core Processor 3.06 GHz, 8MB Cache, Socket 1366 for £224.99. I'm now looking for a gaming graphics card as im not sure and any advice would be much appreciated, thanks
a b V Motherboard
July 7, 2014 3:01:49 PM

A GTX 780 goes pretty nicely with that build, also depends on how much u wanna spend on the GPU
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July 7, 2014 3:03:50 PM

Congrats on the build mate...very nice that you have existing parts to work with. Since youre on a 1336 socket, the 950 is a great choice.

Not knowing your budget, or gaming preferences make it difficult to recommend a card. IMO, the best value right now can be found in the r9 290's from AMD...but if youre into nVidia a GTX 760/770/780 is a great choice too. Let us know some more information and we'll post recommendations.
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July 7, 2014 3:04:58 PM

an i7 950 can be found for 200 pounds
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80601950

that is the same price as a i7 4770

however the i7 4700 is quite a bit faster due to it's newer architecture

http://www.anandtech.com/show/7003/the-haswell-review-i...

I suggest coughing up a bit of cash for a x97 board and getting that is performance is the goal

if you're not too worried about cpu performance the 950 is still a good CPU
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July 7, 2014 3:56:48 PM

thanks for the reply's so far people. so what are the differences between the gtx780 and amd r9 ? and what are the basics to graphics cards, sorry to sound dumb.
my budget for the graphics card is around £350 maybe more I'm just not sure if it worth spending more because, is it a big leap in performance.
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a b V Motherboard
July 7, 2014 7:12:06 PM

Nvidia has CUDA and PhsyX as their major proprietary technologies

performance is 780ti > r9 290x > r9 290 > 780 in most cases
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