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September 15, 2012 10:57:58 AM

I have tv 1920x1080 and I want at least play battlefield 3 / crysis 3 on graphics higher than medium

Note: I know this price for you it's too expensive but In my country those are the prices.. :S

Which one to buy and why?
SAPPHIRE HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB GDDR5 - PCI-Express 3.0 220€
SAPPHIRE HD 7870 GHz Edition OC 2GB GDDR5 - PCI-Express 3.0 230€
MSI Radeon HD 7870 Twin Frozr OC - 2 GB GDDR5 - PCI-Express 3.0 266€
HIS Radeon HD 7870 IceQ X - 2 GΒ GDDR5 - PCI-Express 3.0 270€

CPU I will buy one of this
INTEL Core i5 2500K - 3,3 GHz - Cache L3 6 MΒ - Socket LGA 1155 207€
INTEL Core i5 Ivy Bridge 3570K - 3,4 GHz - Cache L3 6 MΒ - Socket LGA 1155 216€

What I should look when buying motherboard? I know it should be Z68 or Z77? Something else? This some motherboard that I found...
GIGABYTE GA-Z68AP-D3 - Socket 1155 - Chipset Z68 - ATX 89€
GIGABYTE GA-Z77-DS3H - Socket 1155 - Chipset Z77 - ATX 91€
MSI Z77A-G43 - Socket 1155 - Chipset Z77 - ATX 93
GIGABYTE GA-Z77-D3H - Socket 1155 - Chipset Z77 - ATX 99
GIGABYTE GA-Z77M-D3H - Socket 1155 - Chipset Z77 - Micro-ATX 99
MSI Z68MA-G45 (B3) - Socket 1155 - Chipset Z68 Express - Micro-ATX 105
MSI Z68A-G43 (B3) - Socket 1155 - Chipset Z68 - ATX 105 (discount..original 124€)

Now what about RAM? How much I need 1333MHz 1600MHz 1886MHz or more?
I decided to buy ram CORSAIR (Any better?)

Can you tell me any good brand for power supply?

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September 15, 2012 12:31:57 PM

I updated the question please help me to choose the right graphic card, and the right cpu,ram,motherboard,power supply for it
September 15, 2012 1:57:42 PM

After hours research I decide to buy
SAPPHIRE HD 7870 GHz Edition OC 2GB GDDR5
INTEL Core i5 Ivy Bridge 3570K - 3,4 GHz - Cache L3 6 MΒ
CORSAIR RAM PC Vengeance Performance 2 x 4 GΒ DDR3-1600 - PC3-12800 - CL9
CORSAIR Power supply PC Gaming Series GS500 - 500 W (Do I need more?)

Now I need Motherboard but I can't find z77 with PCI 3.0

Help Please...
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September 15, 2012 3:06:20 PM

1. Among GPUs in the list, i think the better one will be the sapphire OC edition.. go for it if u dont care for budget. Other wise settle with the non OC version.(save 10€.. money is precious in euro, dollar or rupees)

2. By the K part in two CPUs I guess you'll be overclocking it. So definitely go for a third generation CPU ie I5 3570K to make it even more future proof.


3.In motherboard department first consider the following questions.

a)Are you planning to overclock ur CPU/GPU now or in future?(need of cooling setup like water pumps and CPU coolers)
b)will you be satisfied with the stock speed of both???
c)Will you be using crossfirex/SLI now or in future??(using two cards at a time)


If you plan to overclock, get the GA-Z77-DS3H eyes closed. It have PCIE 3.0, usb3.0, esata port etc.If you dont do any overclocking/crossfirex etc, get a medium level motherboard like Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H(PCIE 3.0, USB 3.0, SATA 6GBPS)(again value for money). Or if you want more than B75 chipset motherboard you can definitely go for the GIGABYTE GA-Z68AP-D3 from your listed Motherboards. There is no point in getting a micro ATX if you are overclocking. So go for an ATX motherboard.

4. RAM, it will be better if you go for Corsair vengence/GSkill ripjawsx 1600MHz 8 GB (always buy as 4x2 )If your PC is meant only for gaming, 8gb is more than enough. But if your applications are 3d editing, video editing, photoshop etc, get 16 GB.. If you have budget get 1886MHz better.

5. As I said earlier, if you are overclocking and/or cossfirex-ing u need a better power supply ie GS 600. Seasonic is also a good option
September 16, 2012 9:43:16 AM

Thank you man you saved my life..
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