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GTX 570 SC/OC vs GTX 580 with i7 vs i5

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April 7, 2012 1:39:36 AM

Title says it.....
tell me which ones better or if i should get the 570 and sc or oc...
also tell me if i can handle it.....

my specs.......

-P8Z77 M Asus MOBO
-4GB of Ram
-1TB HDD
-64GB SSD
-600W PSU (might upgrade it)
-120mm cooler fan
-Thor V2 full tower case which has around 3 built in fans. -OR- any case of your choice
-Windows 7 64 bit


Also should i get

I5 2500k sandy or I7 2600k...
Remember i want to SC or OC if i get the 570

also if you know the avg fps for games with these gpu tell me
e.g: BF3, Crysis 1, Crysis Warhead, Crysis 2.
At the max
MAX

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April 7, 2012 1:59:21 AM

The I5 2500k with GTX 580 will perform better than the I7 2600k with GTX 570. Games don't use hyperthreading at the moment. I can't really see developers designing games that use hyperthreading any time in the near future either.
However the 570 will get 50 FPS min on max settings in Battlefield 3 at 1080p so your call.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7950-over...
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April 7, 2012 2:15:14 AM

andrewcarr said:
I would go with the i5-2500k
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
A good CPU cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and then a 580 that you can overclock even more
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
If you have a good 600w PSU you won't need to upgrade it. What brand of PSU is it?


It's a corsair....(:
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April 7, 2012 2:22:03 AM

Then you'll be fine staying with that PSU as long as you don't SLI.
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April 7, 2012 2:26:54 AM

Side note. Ivy bridge is rumored out the end of the month. I'm not sure when you are planning on purchasing this but I see you are purchasing a Z77 mobo. It'll be a 10-15% upgrade at hopefully same cost as current CPU's. It might take a bit for the prices and stock to stabilize on them though.
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April 7, 2012 2:30:05 AM

Best answer selected by lonewolf9918.
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