New build: i5 580 vs i7 570...

This is my actual first build, dont really plan on overclocking (mainly because i dont know how too), I am in a debate of a i7-2600k with a gtx570 or.. a i5-2500k with a gtx580, the prices are a $50 dollar gap that I am not to worried about..but heres the list of parts I have came up with.. I am mainly a gamer that plays BF3 and games like that..

CASE: CoolerMaster HAF 922 Case
HARD DRIVE: Seagate 500gb 7200rpm HD
MEMORY: 8gb Gskill rip jaw 1600mhz
MOBO: Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z
PSU: Corsair TX850 V2


CPU/VIDEO CARD: i7-2600k / EVGA GTX570
or
i5-2500k / EVGA GTX 580

Rougly $1500-1600 TOTAL

.. What do you think I should all get in a bit of a dilemma. Also if there is any other ideas or different parts that would make perhaps my build "better" (again this is my first build) let me know. Thanks!
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  1. !!!
  2. Neither. i5 with a HD7970.

    Check the $1500 build on my sig.
  3. Zero_ said:
    Neither. i5 with a HD7970.

    Check the $1500 build on my sig.


    second that!
  4. i5 2500k= i7 2600k for gaming. No difference.

    Here is the breakdown for BF3 GPU performance. http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-hd-7970-crossfire-review/19

    7970 CF is Above 60fps for BF3 ultra @ 1600p! Holy F@#$
  5. i5 gtx 580 would be better. And while the 7970 is awesome in performance, ATI/AMD's drivers just SUCK, and this has been the issues for years, so expect a lot of bugs with future driver releases with any amd card
  6. RandomTroll said:
    This is my actual first build, dont really plan on overclocking (mainly because i dont know how too), I am in a debate of a i7-2600k with a gtx570 or.. a i5-2500k with a gtx580, the prices are a $50 dollar gap that I am not to worried about..but heres the list of parts I have came up with.. I am mainly a gamer that plays BF3 and games like that..

    CASE: CoolerMaster HAF 922 Case
    HARD DRIVE: Seagate 500gb 7200rpm HD
    MEMORY: 8gb Gskill rip jaw 1600mhz
    MOBO: Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z
    PSU: Corsair TX850 V2


    CPU/VIDEO CARD: i7-2600k / EVGA GTX570
    or
    i5-2500k / EVGA GTX 580

    Rougly $1500-1600 TOTAL

    .. What do you think I should all get in a bit of a dilemma. Also if there is any other ideas or different parts that would make perhaps my build "better" (again this is my first build) let me know. Thanks!


    Random Troll.... not sure if serious with that name...
    but if you are then a budget of $1500-$1600 price range is plenty.

    You don't mention a monitor, mouse, keyboard and OS, but since you said it is your first build, I'm going to assume you do.

    COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $90 after rebate
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197


    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850 V2 850W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply $125 after rebate
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139022&Tpk=Corsair%20TX850%20V2

    ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard $339
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131760&Tpk=Asus%20Maximus%20IV%20Extreme-Z


    G.SKILL Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR2 $49
    (I would get 2 of this for 16GB of Ram) 2 X $49 = $98
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231461

    Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $100 (before $20 promo) = $80
    (still over priced, nothing anyone can do until hard drive prices normalize again)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136769

    Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I72600K $320
    Why would you get anything less?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070

    EVGA 025-P3-1579-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) HD 2560MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $395
    2GB video memory
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130687&Tpk=EVGA%20GTX570

    Total $1447

    You still might need 64Bit OS (120), Monitor ???, Keyboard ??? and Mouse ???. (??? depending of your choice/needs or wants)

    Other things that you might need?
    Speakers, dedicated sound card (a lot of people don't use them today as the sound on the motherboard is good enough)
    I'm still partial to Sound Blaster and Logitech Z-5500 speakers. (the closest that you could get are the Logitech Z906 500W 5.1 Speakers)

    If you get the speakers then you should get a digital cable for even better sound.
  7. jeremyp1979 said:
    i5 gtx 580 would be better. And while the 7970 is awesome in performance, ATI/AMD's drivers just SUCK, and this has been the issues for years, so expect a lot of bugs with future driver releases with any amd card


    It has been an issue for years, but i'm pretty sure it's not anymore.
  8. Linguo_bastardo said:
    It has been an issue for years, but i'm pretty sure it's not anymore.


    Well, I know for a fact it is with City of Heroes, not sure about any other games. Every time AMD releases a new vid driver, the forums are filled with people having issues, which usually means people have to use older drivers to play with acceptable FPS. I'm fairly certain this isn't limited to just one game, but I guess it's possible
  9. Get the i5 2500K + HD 7970. It will be better than both of those combos. I am still very sure the 7970 is better, but it may not be.
  10. The 7970 IS a faster card, no question there. It also uses less power than a GTX 580.
    The advantage the GTX has, it's proven technology, it's been around for a while. The 7970 is a totally new chip for AMD. That doesn't mean it's going to be a bad card, or that it is going to be plagued with problems, BUT there are going to be some bugs, there are with every new series of video cards.
  11. Ok. I misunderstood you a bit. But i STILL believe that the HD 7970 is a better choice. It's just my opinion.
  12. The 7970 is a better choice in terms of technology. AMD hasnt had driver issues for years cept for new drivers for a whole new line of cards, 5000, 6000 series etc. I believe green has the same issue with drivers til a few months down the road. However, Kepler is coming next month. Theres an article about it under news, the 680 should perform on par with 7970 according to the article. But no one knows yet.
  13. vrumor said:
    The 7970 is a better choice in terms of technology. AMD hasnt had driver issues for years cept for new drivers for a whole new line of cards, 5000, 6000 series etc. I believe green has the same issue with drivers til a few months down the road. However, Kepler is coming next month. Theres an article about it under news, the 680 should perform on par with 7970 according to the article. But no one knows yet.


    If you really think their problems are limited to new card drivers, go check out the city of heroes forums. It's so bad there's a sticky'd thread dedicated to which AMD card driver works. This could be limited to just CoH, i know there arent many Opengl games around anymore, but i really doubt it is.
  14. No I have Steelseries 6gv2, Steelseries Sensei, and a Steelseries Qck heavy, also a benq 120hz lcd and sennheiser pc350s i dont need any of that, i will need windows 7 64 bit.. and i am simple so no ati because im not a fan of there drivers and such.
  15. dr who's build looks very good imo, but you could drop about 150 bucks using http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131806, and then use the difference to go from a 570 to 580. Windows 7 64 bit is 110, so your total build price would be ~1557. You could also drop the 2600k for the 2500k, and get the total build for right around the price he listed, and your gaming performance would be the same.
  16. Yep, there's absolutely no need for the i7. I would recommend the HD 7970 tho, less power consumption and better performance. But it's your choice... Whatever you decide, you're gonna have loads of graphics power. Also, because you will game, there is no need for anything over 8GB of RAM.
  17. Ideally go with the i5 2500k and the HD7970.

    If you want to keep with Nvidia, go for the GTX 580 and the i5 2500k. For gaming the difference between the i7 2600k and the i5 2500k is negligible.
  18. jeremyp1979 said:
    If you really think their problems are limited to new card drivers, go check out the city of heroes forums. It's so bad there's a sticky'd thread dedicated to which AMD card driver works. This could be limited to just CoH, i know there arent many Opengl games around anymore, but i really doubt it is.


    Sorry dont play CoH, neither do too many others either. Kinda tough to say they have all these issues if you cite 1 example of an OpenGL game which if im not mistaken, there arent too many of. Most driver issues today are due to SLI and CrossFire. Both companies deal with it. Nothing can touch the 7970 right now, without spending 200-300 dollars more on a dual GPU card. As the drivers mature, since it is a new architecture, the performance will get better as well.
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