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May 27, 2012 1:27:03 AM

Hello,
this is my first PC build and would like recommendations/opinions on the core components as i have not purchased them yet. I want this PC for high end gaming to play every game on ultra (or high) settings. Also, i would like to keep it around $900:

ASUS Maximus V Gene LGA 1155 Intel Z77
Intel Core i5-3570K
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s
Radeon HD 7850 (or Geforce GTX 580 -cannot decide)


Is this a powerful enough rig for high end gaming? is it future proof for at least 2 years? Which graphics card would be best, and are either good for my purpose? the Radeon 79xx and Geforce 6xx are all out of my price range

All suggestions welcome

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May 27, 2012 1:31:58 AM

From what i have seen online that 7850 should be able to be pushed to close to stock 7950 ranges, depending on how good you are at OC'ing and how cool you can keep it you may be able to push it more
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May 27, 2012 1:42:05 AM

Bfulks said:
From what i have seen online that 7850 should be able to be pushed to close to stock 7950 ranges, depending on how good you are at OC'ing and how cool you can keep it you may be able to push it more

well, im going to have to learn alot about overclocking. But you would recommend the 7850 over the Geforce 580?
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May 27, 2012 1:46:04 AM

The 7850 is a little below the 570, but it uses less power. What PSU are you gonna get/do you have?
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May 27, 2012 2:06:17 AM

fpoon said:
The 7850 is a little below the 570, but it uses less power. What PSU are you gonna get/do you have?


im thinking somewhere around a 750w psu. honestly, im just worried about the core components, especially the GPU. Is it worth investing a bit more $$ for the geforce 580 rather than the radeon 7850 even tho it has less memory and it is older. I see that the 580 does seem to be higher in benchmarks ive seen....
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May 27, 2012 1:36:52 PM

Me personally I always prefer more power then less. I'm told what i built only needs 500w psu but that leads little head room for OC'ing or upgrading, and if you have the money for a 580 why not look at the 7870? I personally went above and beyond my budget and picked up a 670. should be here by wed but the rest of my comp doesn't come till fri, so i won't be able to tell you what that thing can truly do till i get my new mobo and cpu.
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