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[Q]Should I buy 3570K + 7950 or 7870?

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February 10, 2013 2:34:55 PM

As I asked,Should I buy 3570K + 7950 or 7870? no change for 3 years.

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February 10, 2013 2:38:59 PM

And a 7870 2GB
February 10, 2013 2:54:12 PM

A 7950 will max out most games currently, while the 7870 may not. Get a 7950. Make sure to get one with custom coolers as overclocking will allow you to keep at max settings for a longer period of time. Btw, there is little to no way to future proof your system. The only advantage of getting a 7870 would be to take advantage of the savings now to buy a better, high end card in 3 years. By that time, your system may bottleneck a high end card anyways. Basically, spend what you can now, and upgrade when you need to upgrade.
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February 10, 2013 6:49:23 PM

buy a nvidia gtx 670 its around the same price of 7950 and give much better performance with intel processors
February 10, 2013 6:57:15 PM

I highly recommend getting a 670. It's around the same price as stated, and games will work better with it since they'll be more optimized for nVidia cards. Also, I also do believe they work better with Intel CPUs. People don't often go get a nVidia GPU with an AMD CPU or a AMD/ATi card with a Intel CPU. In the long run you'll be happier with the 670. Here are some of the best 670 cards:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(MSI, highly recommend. Best cooling soloutions, features, and performance. It even removes dust when you boot your PC every time)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(EVGA card)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(Gigabyte card)

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February 10, 2013 7:21:42 PM
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sid676 said:
buy a nvidia gtx 670 its around the same price of 7950 and give much better performance with intel processors


I don't know where you are but HD 7950 is much cheaper than GTX 670. HD 7970 is the same price as GTX 670.

Why would you get a GTX 670 if HD 7970 is the same price and will curb stomp it into the ground.

HD 7970 is the best choice if you are even considering buying a GTX 670 since it comes with 2 games and is cheaper.

February 11, 2013 2:21:27 AM

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