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What Graphic Card should I get?

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July 17, 2012 4:07:32 AM

Its between the SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7950 or the GTX670 Here is the rest of my build!
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cklj
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cklj/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cklj/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($115.98 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($97.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($118.00 @ B&H)
Case: Raidmax Reiter ATX Mid Tower Case ($50.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH22NS90B DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Hannspree HL227DBB 21.5" Monitor ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($98.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $926.87
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

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July 17, 2012 4:13:25 AM

primarily gamer or video renderer / photoshopper?
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July 17, 2012 4:33:03 AM

the gtx 670 is a better card
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July 17, 2012 4:48:49 AM

yes the 670 would get you better fps in the games btw what games will you be playing
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July 17, 2012 4:49:57 AM

BF3, Crysis 2, MW3, Black Ops, DayZ. Stuff like that!
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July 17, 2012 4:52:21 AM

Have you bought that case yet? Avoid Raidmax like the plague - their cases are absolute garbage and fall apart really easily. The Cooler Master HAF 912 is a far better choice for that price range.

The 7950 is an excellent card - if you can squeeze the GTX 670 that would be better, but the 7950 is an excellent bang-for-buck option.
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July 17, 2012 11:59:14 AM

No, I havent bought anything
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July 17, 2012 12:40:10 PM

g-unit1111 is right, the new price on the 7950 makes it a fantastic card for the price plus it overclocking capability is just as good as the 7970

I would suggest dropping from 16GB to 8GB just because there's simply no need for 16GB for a gaming PC

The Hyper 212 + is a good cooler, but IB does get hotter than SB when you overclock so get a better cooler. If you're not OC'ing straight away, then it's no problem
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July 17, 2012 1:48:06 PM

I agree with the recommendation to drop from 16GB to 8GB of memory and save the cash unless you have some specific use that you know you are going to need more than 8GB (Like you want to run 6 VM's with 2GB each or something).

Just a note, you are running a single monitor at 1920x1080. I have near the same machine (i5-3570k, 8GB, same mobo) running at 1920x1200 on a 7850 and haven't really noticed any performance problems. The 7950 or 670 are generally going to be about 20% faster, on about 11% fewer pixels . . . and I usually run at 8xAA, 8xAF, on somewhere near the highest settings in any games I play . . . I'm sure you'd be happy with either.

I would recommend you take a few bucks and get a small SSD and turn on SRT. It really makes the machine feel snappy like you were running off of an SSD in most cases, but doesn't have all the hassle of managing multiple drives. Going with the 8GB of RAM and 7950 over the 670 would save more than enough cash to get a 60/64GB SSD which should mean most of your recently used stuff will be cached an load nice and fast.
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July 18, 2012 6:00:51 AM

yes the 670 will get you great fps in any of those games
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