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July 5, 2012 2:52:46 PM

Hello,
I am looking at getting a GTX 670 in a custom gaming build and need to know if i am paying for a card i dont need.I will most likly be playing WoW, Rift, Diablo III, and maybe some other RPGs 80% of the time and might dabble in some shooters. But other than that i will not be doing any multimedia, internet browsing, nothing like that. Strictly gaming. Thanks guys.

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July 5, 2012 3:28:18 PM

If more than 1080p then yes get gtx 670 but otherwise get gtx 570 or 7870.
a b U Graphics card
July 5, 2012 3:59:09 PM

a 7870 will do well.
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a b U Graphics card
July 5, 2012 4:07:02 PM

They are very CPU intense games, more so than GPU, you might be better off investing in a good CPU and getting a 7870.
a b U Graphics card
July 5, 2012 4:20:36 PM

for gaming,a 2500k/3570k is the best you can get to justify the price tag.
a c 214 U Graphics card
July 5, 2012 7:08:23 PM

I would say go for the GTX670.You may not need all it's power now but you won't have to upgrade for a very long time.

Which GTX670 are you interested in?

What are your full system specs of the PC your building?
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a b 4 Gaming
July 5, 2012 7:43:23 PM

If you can afford the GTX 670, then you should get one. It's always best to get the most video card you can afford, then worry about things like bottlenecking and future games from a perspective of advantage. It's better than buying a lesser card and regretting your choice at some point down the road.
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a b 4 Gaming
July 5, 2012 7:58:27 PM

Agree you should get the best you can afford since it might limp along a little farther down the road.
July 6, 2012 2:47:07 AM

I went into a Memory Express today to get a worker to help me build a rig(knowing that he would try and up-sell me the pricier parts) but the following is what we came up with:

-Antec Eleven Hundred-$99.00

-Intel Core i5-3570K, 3.40GHz w/6MB Cache-$239.99

-Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H w/Dual DDR3 1600, 7.1 Audio, Gigabit Lan, CrossFireX/SLI, HDMI, DisplayPort-$174.99

-GSKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB PC3-12800 Dual Channel DDR3 Kit(2X 4GB)-$54.99

-Seagate 1TB Barracuda SATA III w/64MB Cache-$89.99

-LG 14x Internal Blu-Ray Writer-$139.99(I will not be needing this seeing as i will only be playing games so i will get a basic drive, But $139.99 included in total price)

-Asus ENGTX560 Ti DirectCU II GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB PCI-E w/ Dual DVI, HDMI-$259.99

-Cooler Master Silent Pro M 850W Modular Power Supply-$149.99

-Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium x64 (64-bit) SP1 DVD-OEM-$119.99

-Memory Express Assemble + Load OS-$70.00(Will not purchase this either because i would like the satisfaction of building it myself, but included in total price)

------------- Total $1399.91 --------------

Is this a fair price and would i be saving much more by ordering the parts online? Am i Going to be replacing parts soon? Is this going to be able to handle all the games listed plus maybe SWTOR, BattleField 3.....maybe other.....?
a c 214 U Graphics card
July 6, 2012 4:19:12 AM

You should buy the parts from newegg.Almost all of them have free shipping and are cheaper.For Example...

GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

For the price of a GTX560ti you'd be better off going with a 7850.
MSI Twin Frozr 7850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

That PSU is good but it ain't great and for that price you could do way better.
Seasonic 750 watt Gold
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You might also want a different mobo.One of the biggest highlights about the Z77 chipset is the ability for really fast RAM.Something that is expensive now(because it's new) but will get cheaper as time goes on.Something to always think about when upgrading/building is the future.
July 6, 2012 5:08:28 PM

purple stank said:
You should buy the parts from newegg.Almost all of them have free shipping and are cheaper.For Example...

GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

For the price of a GTX560ti you'd be better off going with a 7850.
MSI Twin Frozr 7850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

That PSU is good but it ain't great and for that price you could do way better.
Seasonic 750 watt Gold
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You might also want a different mobo.One of the biggest highlights about the Z77 chipset is the ability for really fast RAM.Something that is expensive now(because it's new) but will get cheaper as time goes on.Something to always think about when upgrading/building is the future.


I am okay with buying from newegg but your sugestions are higher quality parts for equal prices, im looking more for equal quality parts for lower prices. I wanted the ME guy to price out things at the higher end of my budget so i would know an absolute maximum, then work my way down by switching out parts that he suggested.
a c 214 U Graphics card
July 6, 2012 5:47:24 PM

I was just trying to point out how bad they rip you off at those types of stores.Well for the games your planning on playing for now and future I wouldn't suggest going any lower than the 7850.It really is one of the best performance per dollar cards on the market right now.And should have you maxing out those games.

Really the only thing on my list that can be downgraded is the PSU.Intel mobo's are quite expensive.And you want a quality one that will last not a cheap one just to fit it in your budget.
Mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
July 6, 2012 6:17:33 PM

gtx 670 and an i5 2500k is the best performance bang for the buck you can get. however, if on a real budget or don't want to spend $400 on a video card... then grab a gtx 480 for $200. That's one of the best deals I've seen in awhile...
a b U Graphics card
July 7, 2012 12:45:56 AM

^and don't forget a good aftermarket aircooler.
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