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1080p: 7850 vs 7870 vs gtx660 vs 7950

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
October 29, 2012 9:53:25 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?
October 29, 2012 10:04:01 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
October 29, 2012 10:10:04 AM

Go Z77 with 7870
October 29, 2012 12:26:02 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.