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March 14, 2012 12:17:19 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Mid-July or August
Budget Range: 900-1100$

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, watching movies, homework, browsing

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg or tigerdirects, but if there is a cheaper place i would like to know.

Country: No preferance

Parts Preferences: I'm using the i5 2500k for 180$ at micro center

Overclocking: Yes
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments:I would like this to be relatively quiet, game very well, be upgradable and stuff.
Parts I want now:
GPU: AMD RADEON 7870: Not sure how much but mid 300s AMD said
CPU: I5 2500k: 179.99$
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500gb 7200rpm: 84.99$
Case: Coolermaster HAF 912: 59.99$
MOBO: Asrock Pro3 Gen3 LGA 1155 socket z68: 104.99$
PSU: Seasonic M12II Bronze 620W PSU: 79.99$
RAM: Team Xtreem Dark series 8gb 1600mhz: 43.99$
Cooler: Cooler Master 212 EVO: 34.99$
Optical Drive: ASUS 24X BLACK SATA Dvd-RW: 21.99$
Monitor: TAKING SUGGESTIONS: CHEAP 1080p HDMI preferably
Does anyone have any alternatives to these cuz im sitting at 940.91$. I need a monitor right now that is 1080p, CHEAP, and HDMI preferablly(although I'd deal with DVI or a DisplayPort.) Thanks.

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March 14, 2012 2:51:02 PM

Anonymous said:
Kepler will be out soon and we'll see some benches and prices then but so far looks pretty impressive:
IF this is correct
Nvidia claims impressive GTX 680 lead
http://www.fudzilla.com/images/stories/2012/March/General%20News/gtx680slideperf_1.jpg
All Nvidia Kepler Prices, Release Dates, Specifications Leaked
http://cdn.custompcreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/nvidia-kepler-leaked-2-588x246.jpg

that 650ti might interest you if it stacks up against the 7870

LOL where did you find that Mantra LOL 680 is not even been tested yet LOL that much faster than 7970 will never happen well unless the 680 will be a dual GPU but really are you claiming that an 680 will be faster than a Mars II GTX 580 LOL.
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March 14, 2012 3:18:54 PM

Captain Kirk said:
LOL where did you find that Mantra LOL 680 is not even been tested yet LOL that much faster than 7970 will never happen well unless the 680 will be a dual GPU but really are you claiming that an 680 will be faster than a Mars II GTX 580 LOL.


you just look at pictures?

or do you read?
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March 14, 2012 3:44:01 PM

Anonymous said:
you just look at pictures?

or do you read?


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March 14, 2012 4:03:16 PM

Anonymous said:
yeah, you just look at pictures . . . put down the crayons and read a book.

see spot run.

Obviously I read the article you linked silly more rhetoric is all it was just like all the rumors about kelpers LOL come back when you have something real not unsubstantiated rhetoric. Don't make me break out my crayons again LOL.
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Anonymous
March 14, 2012 4:13:16 PM

Captain Kirk said:
Obviously I read the article you linked silly more rhetoric is all it was just like all the rumors about kelpers LOL come back when you have something real not unsubstantiated rhetoric. Don't make me break out my crayons again LOL.


like i said:
Quote:
Kepler will be out soon and we'll see some benches and prices then but so far looks pretty impressive:
IF this is correct


now be nice or mommy won't buy anymore crayons.

btw, it is out on note books.


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Anonymous
March 14, 2012 4:26:15 PM

Captain Kirk said:
Wow a laptop playing a game LOL is that all lol


well you asked for
Quote:
something real not unsubstantiated rhetoric

so now you have it.

did you finish your homework?
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March 14, 2012 4:28:44 PM

Anonymous said:
well you asked for
Quote:
something real not unsubstantiated rhetoric

so now you have it.

did you finish your homework?

How do you say a laptop has anything to do with high end desktop GPUs back on point Kelpers is not out and has not even got reviewed from anyone anywhere so please lets leave it alone for now.
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March 14, 2012 4:37:19 PM

Captain Kirk said:
How do you say a laptop has anything to do with high end desktop GPUs back on point Kelpers is not out and has not even got reviewed from anyone anywhere so please lets leave it alone for now.

that laptop IS a kepler (640M) so you saying it isn't out yet is incorrect.
gpus always come out in the mobile market first; its a decent barometer for how desktop gpus will perform.

you really do need to brush up on some reading skills.

take your own advice and don't tell people to buy things that aren't out yet.
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March 14, 2012 4:37:29 PM

I don't get why someone's being criticized for giving helpful information. Looks like a mad AMD fanboy or something.

I feel like looniam is completely correct as the OP's order is for July-August. Why would you not wait for everything to come out before making a final decision? Even if the new 600 series doesn't release perfect they will have had a few months to roll out a revision.
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March 14, 2012 4:40:55 PM

incutt said:
I don't get why someone's being criticized for giving helpful information. Looks like a mad AMD fanboy or something.

I feel like looniam is completely correct as the OP's order is for July-August. Why would you not wait for everything to come out before making a final decision? Even if the new 600 series doesn't release perfect they will have had a few months to roll out a revision.

Sure lets wait and see thats a great idea but the thing is when people post fake unsubstantiated rhetorical graph numbers it makes it hard to take them serious. Kelper is not out and has not been reviewed end of story.
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March 14, 2012 4:45:25 PM

Captain Kirk said:
Sure lets wait and see thats a great idea but the thing is when people post fake unsubstantiated rhetorical graph numbers it makes it hard to take them serious. Kelper is not out and has not been reviewed end of story.


The "fake" information on the 7970 seemed about right iirc. It's not helpful to the OP to just flame someone, just provide them with your opinion that the information is not reliable.
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March 14, 2012 4:55:23 PM

incutt said:
The "fake" information on the 7970 seemed about right iirc. It's not helpful to the OP to just flame someone, just provide them with your opinion that the information is not reliable.

OP here, thank you. I just need some help, the monitor was nice, I said July so Kepler was going to be out anyway. I will see how they stack up in performance and price. Don't argue about it guys, I just need some help on maybe replacing some parts like i first posted. My items are going to change and i wanted to start now, I started with a a 6850, went to crossfire 6870s, then 7950, now 7870 so my gpu has changed 4 times in the past 4 days. I need to know what the best bang for the buck GPU is currently and what in the future will be good. Any news on radeon 8000 series(I like both brands, but radeon is going uphill and it wasn't that much before, and they seem to run quieter and with less heat. I need help. Thank you kcsmack for the monitor suggestion.
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March 14, 2012 4:56:21 PM

incutt said:
The "fake" information on the 7970 seemed about right iirc. It's not helpful to the OP to just flame someone, just provide them with your opinion that the information is not reliable.

Well all of the major publications have confirmed and Reviewed the Radeons 7xxx series performance numbers is all I am saying has a reviewer got there hand on a Physical Kelper GTX 680 or the like for full on real world testing cause if they have I apologize but the fact remains is all we have to go on is what nvidias says and of course they will pump it up biased LOL.
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March 14, 2012 4:59:07 PM

Anonymous said:
Kepler will be out soon and we'll see some benches and prices then but so far looks pretty impressive:
IF this is correct
Nvidia claims impressive GTX 680 lead
http://www.fudzilla.com/images/stories/2012/March/General%20News/gtx680slideperf_1.jpg
All Nvidia Kepler Prices, Release Dates, Specifications Leaked
http://cdn.custompcreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/nvidia-kepler-leaked-2-588x246.jpg

that 650ti might interest you if it stacks up against the 7870

thats cool and all but im not gonna be able to afford a gtx 680, is there any benchmarks for the ones in my price range? if so, please do post them.
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March 14, 2012 5:00:42 PM

jackstack10 said:
OP here, thank you. I just need some help, the monitor was nice, I said July so Kepler was going to be out anyway. I will see how they stack up in performance and price. Don't argue about it guys, I just need some help on maybe replacing some parts like i first posted. My items are going to change and i wanted to start now, I started with a a 6850, went to crossfire 6870s, then 7950, now 7870 so my gpu has changed 4 times in the past 4 days. I need to know what the best bang for the buck GPU is currently and what in the future will be good. Any news on radeon 8000 series(I like both brands, but radeon is going uphill and it wasn't that much before, and they seem to run quieter and with less heat. I need help. Thank you kcsmack for the monitor suggestion.

Radeon 8000s will not be out for a long time mate the 7000s are brand new LOL I think the best bang for buck cards right now are the Radeon HD 7850 and the GTX 560ti but the Radeon performance is much better and cost the same as the 560ti. Another option is to just to go SLI of CF with some older cheaper cards if your rig is setup properly to take advantage of it.
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March 14, 2012 5:17:45 PM

The 7000 series is currently the best on the market. I would do some sort of comparison in July with the list of cards in your budget using a website such as:

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/GPU12/372

Though it is not the "end all" of comparisons, it does give you a great breakdown of how cards stack with each other.
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March 14, 2012 5:27:13 PM

incutt said:
The 7000 series is currently the best on the market. I would do some sort of comparison in July with the list of cards in your budget using a website such as:

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/GPU12/372

Though it is not the "end all" of comparisons, it does give you a great breakdown of how cards stack with each other.

I think it's more accurate to pick a card based upon how it performs across all the games one owns and plays the most for example does one play Nvidia TWIMTBP games and WoW then may I suggest to go with Nvidia in that case or do you want Eyefynity or HD+ resolution and lower power draw and cooler running card then I would suggest to go with Radeon.
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March 14, 2012 5:54:10 PM

incutt said:
The 7000 series is currently the best on the market. I would do some sort of comparison in July with the list of cards in your budget using a website such as:

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/GPU12/372

Though it is not the "end all" of comparisons, it does give you a great breakdown of how cards stack with each other.

Thank you for that, I looked at the site.
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March 14, 2012 5:56:05 PM

Captain Kirk said:
I think it's more accurate to pick a card based upon how it performs across all the games one owns and plays the most for example does one play Nvidia TWIMTBP games and WoW then may I suggest to go with Nvidia in that case or do you want Eyefynity or HD+ resolution and lower power draw and cooler running card then I would suggest to go with Radeon.

Thank you, though it seems you like Radeon more I appreciate it and i have taken these factors in consideration. Right now, the best card for me is the Radeon 7870 i think, I'll check back in a month and see what it is then.
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March 14, 2012 6:12:31 PM

Lol why is there an argument between cards that are not in the same price range and not even out yet? I personally, am going with the 7870 when it comes out unless Keplar ships before that day and gives me something better for less than $400. And you might as well knock a couple of bucks off that price by buying a CPU without integrated graphics. Ivy Bridge should be out by July...Look into those chips.
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March 14, 2012 6:15:33 PM

Captain Kirk said:
Sure lets wait and see thats a great idea but the thing is when people post fake unsubstantiated rhetorical graph numbers it makes it hard to take them serious. Kelper is not out and has not been reviewed end of story.

its funny that a reputable site such has fudzilla would post fake unsubstantiated rhetorical graph numbers when it also released the same type of leaks about ATIs 7xxx series just a few months ago.

and kepler IS OUT in the mobile market and has been benchmarked with a performance increase over fermi. so it is completely within reason to make a prediction that it will also has the same increase in the desktop environment. the utter and complete denial you display is nothing short of kool aide drinking fanboyism.

your complete ignorance on the process of how a product is released to market can be excusable but i highly doubt you would ever pull your head out of the sand and educate yourself since you are more apt to defend your preferences than to actually see facts laid out.

good luck with that.


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March 14, 2012 6:16:27 PM

alexdh01 said:
Lol why is there an argument between cards that are not in the same price range and not even out yet? I personally, am going with the 7870 when it comes out unless Keplar ships before that day and gives me something better for less than $400. And you might as well knock a couple of bucks off that price by buying a CPU without integrated graphics. Ivy Bridge should be out by July...Look into those chips.

I'm still considering all that and this is a temporary build for now, I have no idea how much ill have then hopefully around this though.
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March 14, 2012 6:21:56 PM

jackstack10 said:
I'm still considering all that and this is a temporary build for now, I have no idea how much ill have then hopefully around this though.

this is an article about the best cards with in certain price ranges that toms puts out every omonth:
Best Graphics Cards For The Money: February 2012
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

this months should be up soon. but if your looking for later, check back then.
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March 14, 2012 6:24:27 PM

O gosh please stop with the graphs your making everyone sick..Wait for real benchmarks instead of posting marketing hoopla.

Tbh I do not see anything you can really save on.

btw please don't use hdmi...dvi is so much better.
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March 14, 2012 6:26:23 PM

Anonymous said:
this is an article about the best cards with in certain price ranges that toms puts out every omonth:
Best Graphics Cards For The Money: February 2012
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

this months should be up soon. but if your looking for later, check back then.

Oh cool, keep me updated with that. thanks
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Anonymous
March 14, 2012 6:27:14 PM

hotthree said:
O gosh please stop with the graphs your making everyone sick..Wait for real benchmarks instead of posting marketing hoopla.


sorry.
too many cookies at school today?
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March 14, 2012 6:27:43 PM

hotthree said:
O gosh please stop with the graphs your making everyone sick..Wait for real benchmarks instead of posting marketing hoopla.

Tbh I do not see anything you can really save on.

btw please don't use hdmi...dvi is so much better.

how so? I thought hdmi was better, but id like to hear about if dvi is. i dont have any experience with either really i just hear hdmi is TRUE HD. and so i thought it was the best. point me to a decent dvi monitor plz too if it truly is.
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Anonymous
March 14, 2012 6:37:47 PM

jackstack10 said:
how so? I thought hdmi was better, but id like to hear about if dvi is. i dont have any experience with either really i just hear hdmi is TRUE HD. and so i thought it was the best. point me to a decent dvi monitor plz too if it truly is.


there is NO difference in video. hdmi carries audio also where as dvi doesn't

http://hdmivsdvi.com/

btw, sorry jack i seem to be running low on patience with opinionated ignorance today.
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March 14, 2012 6:38:06 PM

hotthree said:
O gosh please stop with the graphs your making everyone sick..Wait for real benchmarks instead of posting marketing hoopla.

Tbh I do not see anything you can really save on.

btw please don't use hdmi...dvi is so much better.

nvm im going with DVI with audio cables, TAKING MONITOR SUGGESTIONS 22" 1080p DVI will do fine.
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March 14, 2012 6:40:11 PM

and please stop with the GPU flame wars, i just need help with THE MONITOR, PSU, Optical Drive, and HDD FOR NOW. Thanks
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March 14, 2012 6:42:39 PM

Anonymous said:
there is NO difference in video. hdmi carries audio also where as dvi doesn't

http://hdmivsdvi.com/

btw, sorry jack i seem to be running low on patience with opinionated ignorance today.

haha no problem i get that way too sometimes i found that out. Google is awesome for that but this is like the religious flame wars you see all the time on youtube haha. i decided DVI is fine, it's cheaper and im pretty sure i have audio cables laying around somewhere :p . i have no problem with either of you, opinions are fine, I don't judge people I don't know.
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March 14, 2012 7:09:48 PM

@Looniam your posts are garbage your computer is garbage your mindset is garbage.

here is a reality check 7000 graphics are superior read the actual news where its stated that the new 600 series is possibly on par with 7850 but nothing like 7950/7970

thanks for all your crappy posts

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Anonymous
March 14, 2012 7:14:15 PM


not familiar with the quality of that brand.

EDIT:
what is a little scary is the "Efficiency Up to 85%" so does that mean it runs normally @ 75%? which is not a good sign.
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Anonymous
March 14, 2012 7:16:08 PM

undercovernerd6 said:
@Looniam your posts are garbage your computer is garbage your mindset is garbage.

here is a reality check 7000 graphics are superior read the actual news where its stated that the new 600 series is possibly on par with 7850 but nothing like 7950/7970

thanks for all your crappy posts

got a link to your "actual news" for your garbage?

your welcome. have a nice day :) 
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March 14, 2012 7:17:53 PM

undercovernerd6 said:
@Looniam your posts are garbage your computer is garbage your mindset is garbage.

here is a reality check 7000 graphics are superior read the actual news where its stated that the new 600 series is possibly on par with 7850 but nothing like 7950/7970

thanks for all your crappy posts

I actually highly doubt that, the 7970 is on par with the 590 and the next 600 will definitely improve on that, also can u send a link to that news?
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March 14, 2012 8:16:16 PM

Anonymous said:
got a link to your "actual news" for your garbage?

your welcome. have a nice day :) 

which psu would u reccomend for the price?
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March 15, 2012 1:06:28 AM

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