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August 16, 2012 3:59:59 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: End of August - Middle of September

Budget Range: (e.g.: 300-400) 1300-1500 (Prefer to keep it under 1500)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, College work, Surf net.

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: Need all parts, other the the peripherals.

Do you need to buy OS: No
Please note that if you're using an OEM license of Windows, you will need a new one when buying a new motherboard.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, Amazon.com

Location: Tempe, Arizona
Parts Preferences: Intel mainly. Not really concerned with brand names.

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Possibly in future.

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Additional Comments: Well I have most parts picked out just had some questions on what I should go with to top the build off.

Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Blue Edition $ 150.00

Mobo & CPU: i5-3570K Ivy Bridge & ASROCK Z77 Extreme 4
$ 346.00

CPU Fan: Cooler Master Hyper 12 Plus $ 30.00

GPU: This what I am still looking at Possibly a 7970

PSU: Corsair 750TX $ 130.00

Ram: Gskill Ripjaw 8GB $ 46.00

Hard drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB $ 110.00

SSD: Crucial M4 128GB $ 110.00

CD/DVD Drive: ASUS Black DVD $ 19.00

Network Adapter: TP-Link Wireless Adapter $ 18.00
(Just getting for my router setup in another part of my house on another computer.)


~$ 960.00

Now I am willing to spend UP TO $ 1500, so I was wondering what GPU to get. Maybe getting a 7970 or a Nvidia.

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August 16, 2012 4:02:27 AM

With the 12.7 drivers, the 7970 is not a bad choice anymore.
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August 16, 2012 4:14:17 AM

Depends. In some games, the 680 beats the 7970, and in others, the 7970 wins. Depends on the games you're playing. So what games are you planning on playing?
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August 16, 2012 4:49:16 AM

Well I will be playing games like LoL, WoW, and alot of Arama 2 Dayz. And different FPS such as Battlefield and Team fortress mainly.
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August 16, 2012 5:54:57 AM

LoL, WoW, TF2 aren't GPU intensive, so the 7970 is just as good as the 670.

Arma 2 is a demanding game, and so is BF3, so the 670 wins. Also, 660Ti might come out tomorrow, so maybe check it out.
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