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September 24, 2012 11:56:25 AM

So just a quick question is the Asus AMD Radeon HD 7870 DirectCU II TOP V2 a good video card, and to what other video cards would you compare it too?
September 24, 2012 12:01:57 PM

Good card,comparable to the Nvidia gtx 660ti.
September 24, 2012 12:03:18 PM

allanitomwesh said:
Good card,comparable to the Nvidia gtx 660ti.

So is this a good card to get?
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September 24, 2012 12:13:27 PM

yep,unless you have a ridiculously expensive professional monitor. You should also check your power supply cables.
September 24, 2012 12:15:44 PM

allanitomwesh said:
yep,unless you have a ridiculously expensive professional monitor. You should also check your power supply cables.

Okay thanks :)  but which one is better Asus AMD Radeon HD 7870 DirectCU II TOP V2 or Nvidia GTX 660ti?
September 24, 2012 12:21:35 PM

Kappey said:
Okay thanks :)  but which one is better Asus AMD Radeon HD 7870 DirectCU II TOP V2 or Nvidia GTX 660ti?

Does price matter to you? And what games are you gonna play? How much time do you want to hang on without change? Will you go SLi or Crossfire or not? Heh :lol: 
September 24, 2012 12:23:48 PM

Neither,they trade blows depending on the game. Personal choice really,but the nvidia is abit more expensive,and you could argue it wins where it matters at benchmarks. See? tit for tat.
September 24, 2012 12:25:25 PM

ProVisionOman said:
Does price matter to you? And what games are you gonna play? How much time do you want to hang on without change? Will you go SLi or Crossfire or not? Heh :lol: 

Well the price matters a bit, but im willing to spend some more money to get a better GPU. Im thinking about playing BF3 on ultra and arma 2 on highest settings and such.
September 24, 2012 12:26:25 PM

allanitomwesh said:
Neither,they trade blows depending on the game. Personal choice really,but the nvidia is abit more expensive,and you could argue it wins where it matters at benchmarks. See? tit for tat.

How about which one is better for playing BF3 on ultra settings?
September 24, 2012 12:27:58 PM

It's a sideways change between the two cards. You could put in more cash for a hd 79xx or gtx 670/680 . That would be a boost.
September 24, 2012 12:33:00 PM

The 7870 gets beat in battlefield benchmarks
September 24, 2012 12:38:36 PM

allanitomwesh said:
It's a sideways change between the two cards. You could put in more cash for a hd 79xx or gtx 670/680 . That would be a boost.

You see i'm from Finland so I would order my components from http://www.amazon.de/ so could you go there and search the best gtx 670 card for me please? :)  This is my first PC build so I don't really know that much.
September 24, 2012 12:52:55 PM

If you can afford it then by all means get one.
September 24, 2012 12:56:57 PM

allanitomwesh said:
If you can afford it then by all means get one.

Yeah, but which gtx 670 should I get from amazon.de I know it's hard to say, but if you could look some up I would be thankful
September 24, 2012 1:09:56 PM

KFA2 is gigabyte's performance division. Like AMG to Mercedes.
September 24, 2012 1:22:58 PM

allanitomwesh said:
KFA2 is gigabyte's performance division. Like AMG to Mercedes.

So it's worth getting this one even though it's more expensive?
September 24, 2012 1:25:31 PM

Yep. Or MSI power edition OC. But KFA2 is worth,overclocks like a beast.
September 24, 2012 1:39:23 PM

allanitomwesh said:
Yep. Or MSI power edition OC. But KFA2 is worth,overclocks like a beast.

So this is what I would have then: (is it any good?)

CPU: Intel Ivy Bridge i5-3570k
Video Card: KFA2 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 EX OC
CPU Cooler: CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H
RAM: Corsair 1600 CL9 8GB RAM
SSD: Samsung MZ-7PC128B/WW 128GB
Main Storage Drive: Seagate 2TB Barracuda
Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600 Watt
DVD Burner: Asus DVD Burner
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two
September 24, 2012 1:49:53 PM

If you have no intention to sli then it's fine. Although, Antec Truepower New is a better psu.
September 24, 2012 1:54:23 PM

allanitomwesh said:
If you have no intention to sli then it's fine. Although, Antec Truepower New is a better psu.

what is sli :D  sorry i'm a noob
September 24, 2012 2:00:39 PM

Running 2 or more of the same card. AMD call it Crossfire X. It helps get abit more life out of an aging card.
September 24, 2012 2:02:16 PM

allanitomwesh said:
Running 2 or more of the same card. AMD call it Crossfire X. It helps get abit more life out of an aging card.

No ,don't think i'm going to do that
September 24, 2012 2:06:36 PM

allanitomwesh said:
If you have no intention to sli then it's fine. Although, Antec Truepower New is a better psu.

Is my PSU good enough though?
September 24, 2012 2:19:55 PM

Kappey said:
Is my PSU good enough though?

Your psu choice is fine,above average even. I was just showing you better ones. There's 650w versions but I can't spot them on Amazon.
September 24, 2012 3:21:53 PM

Kappey said:
Well the cheaper one is 60€ more expensive, then the one I was thinking of getting..



The ones he recommended are generally more stable though... on a side note, I've saw a cheap unbranded 1250watt PSU on a video review reach dangerous levels of voltage ripple (that can kill your components) at half the specified wattage... it even blew at its max wattage! It was done to show you should be careful with unknown brands etc.


OCZ are good but it doesn't hurt spending a little extra... after all, everything is on the life line of your power supply.
I'm sure you'd be fine with your PSU selection though. Just check out reviews of the PSUs, they are normally pretty informative.
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