Gaming Rig-Advice Tags: New Build Gaming Systems Last response: December 25, 2012 1:50 PM in Systems Share brbk December 25, 2012 11:55:54 AM Mmmkay. I am building a gaming rig and my country isn't the most ideal for component prices (South africa). What I can come up with within my budget is the following. Intel Core i5 3570K CPU MSI Z77A G43 Motherboard 8GB Corsair Value DDR3-1333 Kit (2x4GB) - CL9 KFA2 GeForce GTX 660Ti EX OC 2GB Seagate 1TB SATA 7200rpm 6Gbps (64MB Cache) Corsair GS 600W Power Supply Zalman Z11 Plus USB 3.0(Window, No-PSU, ATX) LG/Samsung* 22x DVD Reader/Writer (Internal, SATA) My main question is, KFA2 GTX 660 ti vs MSI R7870 HAwk. I will be using it, as mentioned, for gaming. The games I will be playing are COD, planetside 2, BF3, Minecraft etc More about : gaming rig advice butremor a b 4 Gaming December 25, 2012 12:33:53 PM http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/548?vs=647 m 0 l brbk December 25, 2012 12:53:55 PM Thanks for the great link . Two things, the 7870 is cheaper and I have been hearing AMD's new drivers have raised it's performance a lot. m 0 l Related resources Gaming Rig/Advice Please - Forum Budget Gaming Rig-Advice - Forum [New Build] Gaming Rig/Advice on Config - Forum My upcoming gaming rig...advice? - Forum Building new rig...advice please.. - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer AMD Radeon a c 327 4 Gaming December 25, 2012 1:05:50 PM ^ great choice, AMD are the best price/performance you miss one here DDR3-1333 --> i bet you want ddr3 1600 m 0 l brbk December 25, 2012 1:30:44 PM I have decided to scrap this EXACT build. It was a pre-built and I have decided to just buy individual components and assemble from them. I will shortly post my new rig set-up . @AMD Radeon: besides your name giving nothing away about your biases I have to agree with you. Also I have already chosen Kingston Hyper X 2x4gb 1600mhz RAM m 0 l AMD Radeon a c 327 4 Gaming December 25, 2012 1:46:20 PM LOL it is the first time a member looking my name m 0 l mrdowntownkiller a b 4 Gaming December 25, 2012 1:50:45 PM the 7870 is only better at high resolution , but at 1080p gaming with the 660Ti will kick the 7870 butt. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources My friend is building a new rig...advice needed Forum Solvedneed help building my first gaming pc Forum Solvedgaming pc setup Forum SolvedLight Gaming, Work PC Build ~650 dollars including os and monitor Forum SolvedGaming Desktop Feedback Please! Forum Solvedis this good for a gaming pc build? Forum SolvedMotherboard MSI Z97 Gaming 3 update BIOS fail Forum SolvedIntel/Nvidia or AMD/Radeon for next gen gaming? Forum SolvedLooking to increase gaming performance on my laptop, possibly using an eGPU Forum SolvedA Beast for 4k gaming and 3d rendering!!! Forum Solvedlooking for Decent Pc for gaming as close to 500 as possible Forum SolvedCase compatibility for the gaming rig Forum SolvedBest intel or amd based gaming pc for $1500 Forum SolvedIs this ok for a gaming computer? Forum Solved$700 Gaming PC Build Questions Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !