Gaming pc, chosing graphic card + Motherboard

i have decided what i will buy, now my biggest issue is on those 2 parts, i am not sure what will i chose. so i want ur suggestions.

i want to add i am on budget, so i need to decide what is better from those 2 mobo/graphic builds.

i will go crossfire or sli in future probably, so thats why i am taking strong PSU, and also, i won't overclock at start so i don't need aftermarket cooler.


PCU: Intel i5 3570K

Ram : G.Skill DDR3 1600MHz 8GB
8GB Kit, PC12800, 240Pin, CL9 (2x4GB), 1.5V, Dual Channel

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.14

Optical : ASUS DRW-24B5ST/BLK/B/AS

Case : Coolermaster Storm Enforcer

PSU : Corsair GS800

Monitor : Samsung Syncmaster S24B350H


should i take: Gigabyte Z77X-D3H and gtx 660 ti ASUS DC II ( this motherboard is SLI ready, and i don't see any other benefits from regular Z77-d3h)

or

Gigabyte Z77-D3H and Gigabyte HD7950 UD

will i suffer with cheaper MB when i OC processor in future? and what do you think i should chose

i am not fan of nvidia nor amd, both are good companies that make excellent graphic cards.

Should 7950 give me more fps in games like Dota2, Diablo 3 , Battlefield?
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  1. 7950 is a beast. Go for it. And Z77 is good for overclocking and crossfire.
    Go for it! Your config is absolutely correct!
    For MOBO go to the following link:-
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007627%2050001314&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&CompareItemList=280|13-128-546^13-128-546-TS%2C13-157-295^13-157-295-TS%2C13-128-558^13-128-558-TS
  2. some small diffrences for storage devices, but both can handle my current HDD + possible SSD in future.
  3. anyone has vote for 660ti + Z77X or more support for 7950 + Z77? i am about to order this in next 8 hours.
  4. Order the 7950 with the D3H. Both are great. :)

    Have fun!
  5. I think you should also go for a SSD. from your config you have got everything good. Only thing missing from being it a complete killer rig is a SSD. If you can invest some more money then go for a 64GB SSD or 32 GB for OS and some other important stuff or your favorite game,etc.
    Happy Gaming!
  6. honestly , i know i need ssd, but i spent arround 200 $ more than i wanted at start. i decided that i wont spend money on anything more at the moment. because if i would go ssd, i could than go now for aftermarket cooler, than i could maybe get sabertooth motherboard, maybe even gtx 670 with a bit more money. and i would end up going 680 in quad with 3 monitors :)

    future upgrades will be ssd for sure, 8gb more ram, and in some far future maybe second 7950 (i ordered gigabyte winforce 3, i got nice reviews for it, and i won't overclock it )

    also, i might get aftermarket cooler if i notice my processorc cant keep up, but i doub't that will happen in near future. ;)

    i was thinking on getting 120 gb SSD after new year.
  7. mladen88bl said:
    honestly , i know i need ssd, but i spent arround 200 $ more than i wanted at start. i decided that i wont spend money on anything more at the moment. because if i would go ssd, i could than go now for aftermarket cooler, than i could maybe get sabertooth motherboard, maybe even gtx 670 with a bit more money. and i would end up going 680 in quad with 3 monitors :)

    future upgrades will be ssd for sure, 8gb more ram, and in some far future maybe second 7950 (i ordered gigabyte winforce 3, i got nice reviews for it, and i won't overclock it )

    also, i might get aftermarket cooler if i notice my processorc cant keep up, but i doub't that will happen in near future. ;)

    i was thinking on getting 120 gb SSD after new year.


    If you are already over budget, then ok!
    Your future planning is good too!
    Happy Gaming!
  8. i decided to buy Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F120GBGT-BK 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) after all, i got it on big discount in store.

    i hope this one is good choice?
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