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First Custom Gaming/Recording Build 1000~1200$ Budget

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October 7, 2012 5:03:07 PM

Hello Guys! So, i'm looking forward to build my first gaming and recording machine for 1000~1200$.First of all, sorry for bad English.

Approximate Purchase Date: Don't know if i'll buy now(2 weeks) or on Black Friday/Cyber Monday. If I buy on Cyber Monday or Black Friday i'll get more discounts?

Budget Range: 1000~1200$ with shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Recording, Editing( Sony Vegas, After Effects), Cinema 4D, Photoshop, watching movies, surfing the web.

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: Everything but, Monitor, Mice and keyboard.

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: NewEgg, Amazon and TigerDirect

Location: Travelling to USA(Miami), to buy my rig(I'm from Brazil xD)

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, GPU the best i can afford

Overclocking: Maybe(never done before)

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in the future

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I'd like a very quiet PC, and very cool. I'll be playing BF3,Minecraft,GW2, Sleeping Dogs, Max Payne 3, also the future games like Watch Dogs, Assassin's Creed III, CoD Black Ops 2, MoH: WarFighter, GTA V, BF4...

*I don't know if the 2GB GDDR5 of Nvidia cards can handle those future games all maxed, but i also like the features that nvidia offers(adaptive v-sync, physx,etc...)

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My pc is 4 years old, and is very slow and i can't run the games I want.
a b 4 Gaming
October 7, 2012 5:10:43 PM

it will run quiet and very fast. if you spent 50 dollars more for the case, i can get a silent case.

the cpu cooler is a killer deal
a b 4 Gaming
October 7, 2012 5:16:28 PM

well he asked for nvidia features so i provided. otherwise i would go with a xfx 7970. the 670 still has a small lead in nvidia games compared to the 7970 though
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a b 4 Gaming
October 7, 2012 6:45:15 PM

Check out my $1100 build here:
Quite honestly, I don't think the 670 or Nvidia cards in general right now are very good cards at all. Personally for running those games the 7970 would be a much better pick. Especially since it costs about the same. You want the best for your money? The 7970 is the one to pick.

Clock for clock 7970:
Even a slight boost to 1GHZ the 7970 easily beats out the GTX 680 (Better than the 670) and that's not even changing voltages. Keep in mine the GTX 680 was clocked at 1006mhz.

7970 OC vs GTX 670 OC vs GTX 680 OC
The 7970 is cheaper than the 680, again we see it beat out the 680. The 670 is close in some but mostly beat out by a margin by the 7970.

a b 4 Gaming
October 7, 2012 6:50:05 PM

the 7970 does draw a good bit more power though
a b 4 Gaming
October 7, 2012 6:53:46 PM

But the 7970 is also better. It's not like those power savings will make a HUGE difference.
a b 4 Gaming
October 7, 2012 6:57:10 PM

it ismt quite as good in terms of power to performance ratio
a b 4 Gaming
October 7, 2012 7:05:12 PM

... Are you really talking about that... In terms of price/performance the 680 isn't very good either neither is the 670 when compared to the 7970.
a b 4 Gaming
October 7, 2012 7:11:59 PM

yeah thats why i never recommended the 680.
a b 4 Gaming
October 7, 2012 7:12:53 PM

Seriously big, I'm not going to have this argument with you. You are a troll though.
a b 4 Gaming
October 7, 2012 9:11:43 PM

The 7970 Vapor X is way too much and so is the Gigabyte Windforce, as great as those coolers are even the non-named coolers from Sapphire are decent enough to overclock a large margin.

If you have a 1TB drive you don't need a 256GB SSD. A 128GB one is enough even a 60GB just to cache.
October 7, 2012 9:25:08 PM

Oh ok , but do you think I should buy it now, or wait till black friday/ cyber monday?
a b 4 Gaming
October 7, 2012 9:31:03 PM

You could buy now, or wait and see the sales later. Generally there are not very many sales for current gen GPUs and CPUs so yeah. Depends though. Hard to say.
October 7, 2012 9:35:04 PM

Ok. I'll Probably but now( in 2 weeks), i just need to decide between gtx 670, 7950 and 7970 xD
a b 4 Gaming
October 7, 2012 10:07:29 PM

7970 all the way. The one I suggested sits pretty much at GTX 670 pricing with better performance.
a b 4 Gaming
October 7, 2012 10:09:56 PM

there is a xfx double d 7970 for 369.99 after MIR at us.ncix
a b 4 Gaming
October 7, 2012 10:19:07 PM

wow. another reason to recommend radeon. i dont see why amd wouldnt do that
October 7, 2012 10:20:17 PM

Yes, i just need to know if this isn't a troll post '-'
a b 4 Gaming
October 7, 2012 10:23:53 PM

no it isnt. the name was just created since it was my in game name for a fair bit before i came here
a b 4 Gaming
October 7, 2012 10:35:29 PM

im not too sure if they are lying or not. If amd can do this, id definitly recommend radeon cards more. i dont see why not they wouldnt do this
a b 4 Gaming
October 7, 2012 10:46:45 PM

Hard to say whether it is true or not, but it should be true. It's about time that they implemented some of the features that Nvidia already had.

I'd believe it is a real post as it is a thread on the Guru3D forum
October 7, 2012 10:54:09 PM

Well, then thats no doubt. 7970 all the way!

Thanks guys!
a b 4 Gaming
October 8, 2012 2:07:43 AM

No problem! Good luck!