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Asus sabertooth x58 motherboard?

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
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  1. A GTX 780 goes pretty nicely with that build, also depends on how much u wanna spend on the GPU
  2. 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.
  3. 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-intel-core-i74770k-i54560k-tested/6

    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
  4. 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.
  5. Best answer
    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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