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1080p: 7850 vs 7870 vs gtx660 vs 7950
Oct 29, 2012, 9:53 AM
I have been experimenting with the build I would like to buy...
Because of budget constraints I can go for 3 different builds, all of them similarly priced:
b75 mobo + 7950 + i3 3220 + 8 gb 1600 RAM + cheap case (no SSD)
z77 mobo + 7870/660 + i5 3450 + 8 gb 1600 RAM + gud case (no SSD)
b75 mobo + 7850 + i5 3450 + 16 gb 1600 RAM + cheap case + SSD
My gaming will be at 1080p.
I will be playing AC3, Mass Effect 3, Crysis 2, Deus Ex Human Revolution, Max Payne 3, Arkham City, BF3...
Also I want the system to be atleast playable for Crysis 3 and Watch_Dogs.
I also will be using a single VM.
So I have tried doing my own research but I am basically stuck at this point.
And if I am advised to choose the 2nd option: then which should I choose between the 7870 and the gtx 660?
Oct 29, 2012
1080p 7850 7870 gtx660 7950
Oct 29, 2012, 10:04 AM
second option with the 7870, it's a great ocer and the gtx 660 (non ti) has about the same performance. i think the i3 will bottleneck not sure about this though, so yeah 2nd option
Oct 29, 2012, 10:10 AM
Go Z77 with 7870
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Oct 29, 2012, 12:26 PM
The z77 and 7870 is your best option if you can't shell out the cash for the 7950 with that build. You can overclock the 7950 to damn fast speeds.
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