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[CPUs] Can't decide on a GPU for my build

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April 7, 2012 3:27:09 AM

building a gaming rig...can't figure out what GPU to buy. Was thinking the 680gtx, but I need more opinions. I'm pretty noob when it comes to this stuff so any advice is greatly appreciated.

Case: HAF 912 Coolermaster
HDD: Seagate barracuda 1tb
SSD: Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F120GBGT-BK 2.5" 120GB SATA III
CPU fan: Hyper 212 Coolermaster
Mobo: ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
PSU: Rosewill BRONZE Series RBR1000-M 1000W
CPU: i5 2500k


A few things to note:
-I chose this PSU because I've heard its very important not to skimp on the power supply, it gives me more than enough power for now and any upgrades I may choose to make in the future, and because it's $75 off on newegg right now and has great reviews.
-Case seems to fit my needs for a good price...but any recommendations would be appreciated, just provide reasoning please.
-I'm not planning on doing any video editing, which is the main thing I read the 2600k has over the 2500k, due to hyper threading capabilities. I'm hoping this processor will fill my gaming performance needs.

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April 7, 2012 3:30:21 AM

How much are you willing to spend? If you are willing to spend 500 dollars on a video card I would go with the GTX 680 like you mentioned.
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April 7, 2012 3:44:38 AM

Anonymous_26 said:
How much are you willing to spend? If you are willing to spend 500 dollars on a video card I would go with the GTX 680 like you mentioned.


500 is the most I would spend on a card. 680gtx is tempting, just hoping for a lot of opinions really.
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April 7, 2012 4:21:54 AM

ud be a fool not to get the 680...
480 wouldnt be a better choice...
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April 7, 2012 4:25:14 AM

Well when people say not to skimp on the power supply they not only mean wattage but build quality Rosewill is not known as a quality brand. I would not build with a rosewill PSU.
Your CPU choice is good for gaming. It also depends on your time frame of how soon you want to build If you could wait abit I have read good things about the GTX670 ti that should be coming out soonish. Theres a write up on them on a couple sites they are said to be using the same gpu as the 680 but like all the other companys out there there are some failures so they will become 670 tis and 670s price has been guestimated around 350 ish
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April 7, 2012 4:29:44 AM

galeener said:
Well when people say not to skimp on the power supply they not only mean wattage but build quality Rosewill is not known as a quality brand. I would not build with a rosewill PSU.
Your CPU choice is good for gaming. It also depends on your time frame of how soon you want to build If you could wait abit I have read good things about the GTX670 ti that should be coming out soonish. Theres a write up on them on a couple sites they are said to be using the same gpu as the 680 but like all the other companys out there there are some failures so they will become 670 tis and 670s price has been guestimated around 350 ish


what would you recommend as a good CPU brand then?
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April 7, 2012 4:57:08 AM

Seasonic, corsair, XFX cooler master are a few. Thermaltake if you get toughpower or toughpower grand series
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April 7, 2012 5:38:14 AM

badjad05 said:
You would be a fool to get a 680. Get this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... instead You can even buy another for SLI if you want.


Yea ok...keep telling yourself that. :pfff:  :pfff:  The 680 cost less than the competition, AMD's overpriced 7000 series and it gives better performance. AsEvan said you would be a fool not to get a 680 if you're wiling to spend the money and want a top of the line video card.
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April 7, 2012 5:40:28 AM

dgood5491 said:
what would you recommend as a good CPU brand then?


For gaming I would say Intel all the way. Depending on how much you want to spend I would say the I5 2500K but if you can't afford that than an I3.
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April 7, 2012 5:43:20 AM

It also depends on when your build time is if you dont want to spend quite that much the 670 ti should be coming out soonish guestimated price is $350-399.
Suposedly these are 680s that failed and will be used any way. i cant remember where i read this though so take it with a grain of salt.
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April 7, 2012 5:48:48 AM

Yes the 670 and 670 ti are both cards that are 680's with part of the GPU disabled because it failed. Same thing like AMD's deactivated 3 and 4 core CPU's.
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April 7, 2012 5:55:14 AM

Still that will be a nice card at a nice price.
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April 7, 2012 9:59:35 AM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Graphics & Displays by Mousemonkey
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