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AMD 7870 + SSD vs Nvidia 670

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May 9, 2012 4:24:15 AM

I am getting a new build end of May and I'm wondering which is better:

Sapphire 7870 OC version PLUS an intel 520 ssd vs. Gigabyte Windforce 670 OC version

The rest of my build is as following:

Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H Intel Z77 Ivy Bridge Motherboard
Intel Core i5 3570K Ivy Bridge 3.40Ghz 6MB 95W LGA1155
Corsair Hydro Series H100 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
Patriot Viper Xtreme 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1866 CL9 (PXD38G1866ELK)
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 64MB Cache SATA3
ASUS DRW-24B3ST 24X DVD Writer SATA
Corsair Obsidion Series 650D Full Tower Chassis
Corsair TX750M Enthusiast Series Modular Power Supply
ASUS VS239H 23" IPS 5ms Monitor
Microsoft Windows 7 OEM Home Premium 64Bit

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May 9, 2012 4:40:45 AM

As much as I'd advise against going with AMD at this time, you should still choose SSD combo. It's a lifechanger - once I got it, I never to part it with it. It makes the pc seem so fast..

However, there might still be a choice! Is there a reason you're going for that case? It's very very expensive. If you picked up something cheaper (like $100 cheaper), you could get both an SSD and gtx 670. How about this one?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a c 254 U Graphics card
May 9, 2012 4:51:06 AM

The GTX 670's are not out yet nor has a date been set so you may be waiting for the release , plus there are no benchmarks out to compare to other cards so we don't know the performance.
The new Ivy Bridge cpu's consume less watts so they run a lot cooler and you could get a much less expensive cpu cooler.
It looks like you went and picked out high priced extreme parts and you do need to have some feedback on your build so your not wasting money on parts you don't need.
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May 9, 2012 5:01:32 AM

Tweaktown has a review fo the 670s, and Australians can already buy them.

The 670 performs better than the 7970, and 96% of what GTX 680 does.
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a b U Graphics card
May 9, 2012 5:23:31 AM

Just remember if you plan to do any gpu computing nvidia killed performance with kepler... prolly not a big deal for you but for some it is...
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