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 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. Related resources 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 My friend is building a new rig...advice needed - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer AMD Radeon a b 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 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 AMD Radeon a b 4 Gaming December 25, 2012 1:46:20 PM LOL it is the first time a member looking my name 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forumhttp://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] ade-advice ForumNVIDIA GeForce gt 630m ForumA new computer for gaming ForumHow is my Gaming rig? ForumNew gaming build Advice $800-1100 Budget ForumComment on this build please (gaming PC) ForumHow is this gaming build? Forum[Solved] Good build for gaming? ForumBuild me a Gaming PC Under $1,000 Forum350$ budget gaming pc. need feedback ForumBudget Gaming Rig-Advice More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !