Currently, I'm aiming for a new gaming/entertainment/developing/epic photoshopping build.
Though right now, I'm facing a CPU vs GFX dilemma: Which should I focus more my money on? AMD HD 6970 performs so well that it should also be a clever choice in long run but then I cannot afford Intel's CPU and socket 1155 mobo. Should I also change memory to Kingston ValueRAM to save some money? Is the performance difference that significant that I should put money to HyperX?
Here are the current specs:
Case: Fractal Design Define Mini (mATX) Memory: 4 x 2048 Kingston HyperX DDR3-1333 CL7 HDD: 1000GB Samsung SpinPoint F3 (+ SSD: 80GB Intel X25-M G2 Postville) CPU Cooling: Noctua NH-D14 PSU: Corsair HX750 Modular 80+ And then the CPU & GFX choices: Candidate 1:
Mobo: Asus M4A88TD-M EVO/USB3 CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 Black Edition 955/965 GFX: AMD HD6970 2GB
Mobo: Asus P8P67-M Pro Rev 3.0 CPU: Intel i5 2500K GFX: AMD HD6950 1GB
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Devil Hunter 47
Get the 6950 and i5 since 6950 performs nearly as well as 6970.If u get 6950 2GB you can flash it into a 6970 in no time
Thanks for the tip! Another question too: Should I buy the Kingston HyperX memories, or a bit cheaper Mushkin Silverline Stiletto'es with latency of CL9? Are there significant quality/performance differences?