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Gaming System for $1500?

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July 11, 2012 1:28:55 PM

I need a gaming system for $1500 or less. I'm not going to much editing just a little here and there. But mainly for gaming. I was looking around and I need a graphical system as the graphics cards need to be really high-end. SLI or Crossfire I was thinking about the 7970 crossfire or gtx 670 sli. But it doesn't have to be them. If anything performs better then them and at the same/less or a little bit higher. THEN PLEASE LET ME KNOW.

Also please list the cpu coolers.


Nc077

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July 11, 2012 3:57:52 PM

2fast4thetown_down said:
i5-3570k-$230

GA-Z77X-UD5H-$184 (you need a high end motherboard if you want to sli or xfire with best possible results.)

RAM-G.SKILL ripjaws-$50

hdd- 1 tb wd-$100

gpu- 7970 x2-http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Radeon-Mini-Displayport-...

GPU's are factory oc'd and are made by gigabyte


Are the 7970's better then the 670's. I heard the amd drivers severely hinder the performance of the 7970. Also are there any other gpu's that are better then those 2 gpu's and are the same price or just a little higher.
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a b 4 Gaming
July 11, 2012 4:19:10 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($198.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($48.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($134.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1375.38
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
July 11, 2012 4:41:03 PM

Are the 7970's better then the 670's. I heard the amd drivers severely hinder the performance of the 7970. Also are there any other gpu's that are better then those 2 gpu's and are the same price or just a little higher.
a b 4 Gaming
July 11, 2012 4:57:41 PM

Well there is a 680 which cost five hundred to six hundred dollars and then there the GTX 690 which is the fastest card in the world and it cost over a thousand dollars also hard to find in stock
a b 4 Gaming
July 11, 2012 4:59:43 PM

heres what i would get.

a 7970 can beat the 670 by a little but it uses much more power. there are currently no video cards that can do as well for the same price. you can upgrade to a 680 but the 5-8% performance increase isnt worth 100 dollars. the driver update that amd had helped the 7970 beat the 670 by a little.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/bP9f
a b 4 Gaming
July 11, 2012 5:01:48 PM

bigcyco1 said:
Well there is a 680 which cost five hundred to six hundred dollars and then there the GTX 690 which is the fastest card in the world and it cost over a thousand dollars also hard to find in stock



apparantly, we had some 690s in stock at bestbuy.ca but im not sure if they are still instock
July 11, 2012 5:03:20 PM

Nc07 said:
Are the 7970's better then the 670's. I heard the amd drivers severely hinder the performance of the 7970. Also are there any other gpu's that are better then those 2 gpu's and are the same price or just a little higher.

The 7970 is better than 670 :)  not that I can think of
a b 4 Gaming
July 11, 2012 5:07:05 PM

7970 is better than the 670, but not better value. The GTX 670 is the most cost effective card out there.
July 11, 2012 6:30:21 PM

It's all personal preference, the difference between the two is a few % at best
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