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Which gpu should i choose? (High end)

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October 19, 2012 4:30:24 AM

Im looking at amd 7950 gtx 660i gtx 660 the 660ti ranges about $300 the 7950 $320 and the gtx 660 around 220 i dont jplan to overclock much but which gpu is better for hd video watching and playing games and hd movie rendering and which is quitter are these future proof gpus for around 4 or 5 years? And please tell me which cpu to match it with i7 3770k or i53570k or amd 8150 or 8359 when it comes out

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October 19, 2012 11:24:59 AM

Are you going to overclock?
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October 19, 2012 11:49:11 AM

It is better to save some money on CPU (i7 2600K will do) and buy a better GPU
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October 19, 2012 11:55:39 AM

It depends. Are you going to overclock it?

If not, then get a i5-3450, which should be cheaper than the i7's.

If you are going to overclock, get the 3570K and an aftermarket cooler.

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October 19, 2012 11:56:30 AM

Between the 660Ti and HD7950, would recommend the 7950. Though both are quite similar, would depend largely on what games you are playing (and at what resolution or other oddity such as 3D) to pick between them

If all you are doing is gaming, then the 3570k is the better choice. If you are video editing or doing some heavy compute tasks, then the 3770k is the better option.
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October 19, 2012 3:35:26 PM

Deemo13 said:
Are you going to overclock?


I might overclock to 4.3 or so is the 212 cooler good for that? Minimal noise?
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October 19, 2012 3:36:16 PM

VitaminB said:
It is better to save some money on CPU (i7 2600K will do) and buy a better GPU


2600 doesnt support pci and the 3570 k i believe is the same price if not a bit cheaper
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October 19, 2012 3:39:01 PM

If you have a Microcenter in your area, you can pick up a i5-3570k for about $189.99

As for Video card. Go for a radeon 7970 GHZ. Very good card for the price.
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October 19, 2012 3:39:22 PM

manofchalk said:
Between the 660Ti and HD7950, would recommend the 7950. Though both are quite similar, would depend largely on what games you are playing (and at what resolution or other oddity such as 3D) to pick between them

If all you are doing is gaming, then the 3570k is the better choice. If you are video editing or doing some heavy compute tasks, then the 3770k is the better option.




Can i tell you my build? It is:

I5 3570k
Coolermaster case with max airflow
Ssd 128gb or 64gb for windows 7
1tb hard drive for storage
Z77 gigabyte mobo
Corsair vengenance 8gb ram
600w psu ocz
Amd my final choosing the evga gtx 660 ti or gigabyte 7950 with 3gb gddr5 vram
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October 19, 2012 3:53:37 PM

I don't recommend OCZ for anything right now. I would get a Seasonic psu at 620w. I would go with the 7950 as it is faster than the 660ti. I would also get at least a 128GB SSD from Samsung or Crucial. The rest of your build looks good.
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October 19, 2012 4:02:49 PM

maestro0428 said:
I don't recommend OCZ for anything right now. I would get a Seasonic psu at 620w. I would go with the 7950 as it is faster than the 660ti. I would also get at least a 128GB SSD from Samsung or Crucial. The rest of your build looks good.


So amd 7950 thx ya i was thinking about the ocz psu so get rid of that right?
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October 19, 2012 6:19:55 PM

Your build looks great. But get a nicer PSU. OCZ is kind of hit and miss.
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October 19, 2012 7:27:41 PM

Deemo13 said:
Your build looks great. But get a nicer PSU. OCZ is kind of hit and miss.


Will the i5 3570k last me a good while fitire proof or should i opt for 3770k or 3820
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October 19, 2012 10:32:33 PM

The 3570K should last you a long while. The 3770K and 3820 are not really worth it right now when it comes to gaming.
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October 19, 2012 11:07:16 PM

Deemo13 said:
The 3570K should last you a long while. The 3770K and 3820 are not really worth it right now when it comes to gaming.


I might opt for 8150 or new piledrover
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October 20, 2012 2:16:16 AM

I would wait for the Piledriver if you want AMD. The 8150 is considerably worse in gaming than the i5.
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October 20, 2012 2:25:16 AM

Deemo13 said:
I would wait for the Piledriver if you want AMD. The 8150 is considerably worse in gaming than the i5.


Whats the release date do you know cause i like amds design more
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October 20, 2012 2:51:17 AM

I have no idea when it is coming out.
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October 20, 2012 2:57:10 AM

So far its just rumours, but most of them point to this quarter.
So a month or two at most till release.
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October 20, 2012 2:59:03 AM

manofchalk said:
So far its just rumours, but most of them point to this quarter.
So a month or two at most till release.


If its 10-23-12 it will be memorial. Amd releases their Pd line and Apple introduces their new mini ipad
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