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Which build for overall peformance?

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May 20, 2012 5:08:07 AM

7950 BUILD:
MOTHERBOARD: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H Intel Z77 Ivy Bridge SLI+CrossFire PCI-E3.0
CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K Ivy Bridge 3.40Ghz 6MB 95W LGA1155
COOLER: Corsair Hydro Series H100 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
MEMORY: Patriot Viper Xtreme 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1600 CL8 (PXD38G1600LLK)
HDD: Intel 520 Series 60GB 2.5" SATA3 6GB/s 25nm SSD (SSDSC2CW060A3K5)
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 64MB Cache SATA3
OPTICAL DRIVE: ASUS DRW-24B3ST 24X DVD Writer SATA
GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD7950 OC 3GB GDDR5 PCI-E3.0 (11196-02-40G)
CASE: Corsair Carbide Series 500R Black Mid Tower Chassis
PSU: Corsair TX750M Enthusiast Series Modular Power Supply

680 BUILD:
MOTHERBOARD: ASUS P8Z77-V LX Intel Z77 DDR3 PCI-E3.0 LGA1155
CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K Ivy Bridge 3.40Ghz 6MB 95W LGA1155
COOLER: Prolimatech Black Megahalems CPU Cooler
MEMORY: Patriot Viper Xtreme 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1600 CL8 (PXD38G1600LLK)
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 64MB Cache SATA3
OPTICAL DRIVE: ASUS DRW-24B3ST 24X DVD Writer SATA
GPU: EVGA nVidia GeForce GTX680 SC Signature 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E3.0 (02G-P4-2683-KR)
CASE: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Black Mid Tower Chassis
PSU: Corsair TX750M Enthusiast Series Modular Power Supply

I am going to run this system on a 1080p IPS monitor.
I mostly game, web browsing, lots of word documents and dvd playback.

Just wondering which would be better overall?

P.S the prices for these builds are exactly the same price: $1993.20 USD

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May 20, 2012 5:18:16 AM

How does the Sapphire Radeon HD7950 OC 3GB compare with the Geforce 670?
I would get the 7950 build because the intel 520 as a boot drive would be beneficial overall.
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May 20, 2012 7:06:00 AM

I would start with the top build, then cut back on the "extreme performance cooler" and maybe somewhere else too in order to get a larger boot drive. Unless you are planning for a second graphic card, you dont really need a 750w PSU.

Windows and your default software by its self will max out 60gb -- if you want any programs on the drive it needs to be 120 or above. Also with SSD prices dropping you can get 120gb for $100 pretty regularly.

Edit: Just preference, but I like my Asus mobo. It will likely be easier to use than the Gigabyte.
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