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I don't know which GPU to get in my build

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October 11, 2012 7:20:36 PM

Hey,

So this is my set-up at the moment

Motherboard - MSI Z77 Mpower which cost £140

Intel i5k ivy bridge

8GB ram

Corsair H100 water cooler

Other pc parts I already have.

I don't know which graphics card to get, there is so many and I don't know what to get!

I want a graphics card that can handle battlefield 3 and future games on max settings but doesn't cost a bomb to buy.
Also is there any other cheaper motherboard that is modern so for example pci 3.0 and also could handle about 4.4-4.6ghz of the cpu.

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October 11, 2012 7:41:32 PM

Well there is no card that doesn't cost allot that will max out BF3 define max out
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October 11, 2012 7:51:20 PM

shaunw50 said:
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-msi-gtx-670-power-ed...(x16)-6008mhz-gddr5-gpu-1019mhz-boost-1079mhz-cores-13

I would get this but recent news about MSI just making me think not to get it?
Well that's just NOT a good reason the card is fine i have two NOT a dam THING WRONG with them i wouldn't worry about it besides it comes with a two year warranty ;)  And yes nvidia better for BF3
October 11, 2012 7:59:50 PM

yes he is.
October 11, 2012 8:01:36 PM

bigcyco1 said:
Well that's just NOT a good reason the card is fine i have two NOT a dam THING WRONG with them i wouldn't worry about it besides it comes with a two year warranty ;)  And yes nvidia better for BF3


Is this GPU inequivalent to the gtx 670
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October 11, 2012 8:04:51 PM

Ask yourself this if the MSI 670 PE was so bad how come only TH complained about it how come it has four out of five star rating on every site it's sold how come every professional review aside from TH speaks highly of it examples read the reviews from real professionals http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_670_Power_Ed...
http://www.guru3d.com/article/msi-geforce-gtx-670-power...
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r... i rest my case.
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October 11, 2012 8:22:37 PM

strife_ff7 said:
yes he is.
i missed where he asked that my bad
October 11, 2012 8:31:40 PM

bigcyco1 said:
Ask yourself this if the MSI 670 PE was so bad how come only TH complained about it how come it has four out of five star rating on every site it's sold how come every professional review aside from TH speaks highly of it examples read the reviews from real professionals http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_670_Power_Ed...
http://www.guru3d.com/article/msi-geforce-gtx-670-power...
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r... i rest my case.



Yes I love the MSI gtx 670 but have you heard the recent news about this and the msi gtx 670 and 660ti I am just worried it will break in 1-2years time
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October 11, 2012 9:13:15 PM

shaunw50 said:
Hey,

What about this http://www.ebuyer.com/407824-evga-gtx-670-ftw-2048mb-gd...

It seems to be the only card that doesn't have problems.
That one is good as well the msi pe is fine it's bull crap what being said only TH came up with this non sense i have two nothing wrong with them but if you feel safer getting evga go for it ;) 
October 11, 2012 9:16:25 PM

bigcyco1 said:
That one is good as well the msi pe is fine it's bull crap what being said only TH came up with this non sense i have two nothing wrong with them but if you feel safer getting evga go for it ;) 


How long have you had your MSI gtx 670 power editions?
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October 11, 2012 9:17:26 PM

Couple months
October 11, 2012 9:18:22 PM

bigcyco1 said:
Couple months


Only problem I have with evga is the cooler it just 1 fan, all the heat looks trapped
October 11, 2012 9:21:13 PM

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Yep it runs a bit warm but what other choices do you have lol



Well based on what MSI have said and it not till next month when the new models will include the new bus speeds ect I am going to go with evga. All the reviews say it is good ect..

Thanks for your help.
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October 11, 2012 9:21:49 PM

Your welcome enjoy!
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October 11, 2012 9:33:32 PM

I think nobody talks about it because not many care for it although it was reviewed as being good as far as i recall .
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October 11, 2012 9:35:29 PM

more power friendly then a reference cards those cards that evga puts out end up with hot VRM's because of the blower design.
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October 11, 2012 9:36:08 PM

But aesthetics are important to :)  either way great GPU enjoy
October 11, 2012 9:37:33 PM

bigshootr8 said:
more power friendly then a reference cards those cards that evga puts out end up with hot VRM's because of the blower design.


Well I am going with evga based on reviews ect, also it is got a gtx 680 plate board so more room for cooling. Not heard 1 problem with the card. Also it meant to be the best gtx 670 card in SLI.
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October 11, 2012 10:15:18 PM

Well that one is pre overclocked. Core and boost clock so It all really depends if you want that. puts it a little closer to the 680 only real difference in the end is the cuda cores. 192 less then the 680
October 11, 2012 10:43:01 PM

bigshootr8 said:
Well that one is pre overclocked. Core and boost clock so It all really depends if you want that. puts it a little closer to the 680 only real difference in the end is the cuda cores. 192 less then the 680


Yes, doesn't it run cooler as well because the 2 fans?
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October 11, 2012 10:46:01 PM

Hard to say I've heard from people that the non reference cards from evga aren't that great.
October 11, 2012 10:55:14 PM

bigshootr8 said:
Hard to say I've heard from people that the non reference cards from evga aren't that great.


Is this card http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-evga-gtx-670-ftw-28n...(x16)-6208mhz-gddr5-gpu-1006mhz-boost-1084mhz-cores-1344-dp-dl-dvi
based on reference, because I heard everybody say this is a great card
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October 11, 2012 11:04:59 PM

EVGA used reference cooling, the trick is that this is reference GTX 680’s cooling. In fact, Nvidia’s partners were given a green light to use any cooling or PCB for their GTX 670s. Nvidia uses a shorter PCB in order to cut costs, but EVGA didn’t want to skimp here so the company threw in the GTX 680’s PCB and cooling solutions. Note that doing this was not very difficult since both the GTX 680 and GTX 670 use the GK104 GPU and identical memory subsystems.
October 11, 2012 11:12:11 PM

bigcyco1 said:
EVGA used reference cooling, the trick is that this is reference GTX 680’s cooling. In fact, Nvidia’s partners were given a green light to use any cooling or PCB for their GTX 670s. Nvidia uses a shorter PCB in order to cut costs, but EVGA didn’t want to skimp here so the company threw in the GTX 680’s PCB and cooling solutions. Note that doing this was not very difficult since both the GTX 680 and GTX 670 use the GK104 GPU and identical memory subsystems.


http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-evga-gtx-670-ftw-sig...(x16)-6208mhz-gddr5-gpu-1006mhz-cores-1344-dp-dvi-hdm

This is based on the same cooling that is on the gtx 660ti one from which I have heard is very good because I think of the 2 fans.
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October 11, 2012 11:28:21 PM

Maybe i have not looked into that one never done any research on it or ever used it personally
October 11, 2012 11:30:46 PM

bigcyco1 said:
Maybe i have not looked into that one or ever used it personally


You said the windforce from gigabyte one good, problem I have that is require a 6 and 8 pin connection. Also looking at the benchmarks evga beats it. Do you know
if toms hardware has done a review on the evga?
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October 11, 2012 11:38:07 PM

Seems to be a very rare card over here in the states in fact its not showing up on there us website. The only complaint I have about the card you linked was the shroud you can't tell whats underneath it. Whether they are using heatpipes with heatsinks along the card or not. However, Evga has amazing customer service and typically they put out great product.


http://www.evga.com/Products/ProductList.aspx?type=0&fa...
October 11, 2012 11:45:12 PM

bigshootr8 said:
Seems to be a very rare card over here in the states in fact its not showing up on there us website. The only complaint I have about the card you linked was the shroud you can't tell whats underneath it. Whether they are using heatpipes with heatsinks along the card or not. However, Evga has amazing customer service and typically they put out great product.


http://www.evga.com/Products/ProductList.aspx?type=0&fa...


Yes, now I'm just wondering if I need a new PSU. The one I have is 750watts, 24pin power connection, 2 6pins for gpu and all that others you need?
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October 12, 2012 1:03:14 AM

shaunw50 said:
You said the windforce from gigabyte one good, problem I have that is require a 6 and 8 pin connection. Also looking at the benchmarks evga beats it. Do you know
if toms hardware has done a review on the evga?
No i don't know if TH has or not i really don't read toms hardware reviews i read TechPowerUp,Hardware Canucks,Guru3D, AnandTech,[H]ard|OCP elect.Reviews i find them more reliable.
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October 12, 2012 1:16:35 AM

yea those sites are pretty good as well. the card comes with adapters if you're pci-e power connectors don't come with a 6+2 break off power connector. And chances are that your power supply will work like a glove with all the current cards that includes a 680, and or 7970. What power supply do you currently use?

here is a review from techpowerup
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Gigabyte/GeForce_GTX...

October 12, 2012 2:06:18 AM

bigshootr8 said:
yea those sites are pretty good as well. the card comes with adapters if you're pci-e power connectors don't come with a 6+2 break off power connector. And chances are that your power supply will work like a glove with all the current cards that includes a 680, and or 7970. What power supply do you currently use?

here is a review from techpowerup
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Gigabyte/GeForce_GTX...


Well it my psu from my dell xps 630i so it is dell psu, I heard bad things about using a dell psu in a new pc. Can you recommend any psu also what watts of power I need.
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October 12, 2012 2:49:32 AM

No the components inside the power supply is what I'm talking about. That is what matters. Most companies do not make the components that go inside them. I provided a link that showed the components that go into top name power supplies and it says what power supplies to stay away from as well. Also I have a AX850 80 plus gold may not be something you need I just wanted a better power efficiency.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/80_Plus


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