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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

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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.
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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 :) 
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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 :D .

@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 ;) 
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a c 327 4 Gaming
December 25, 2012 1:46:20 PM

LOL :)  it is the first time a member looking my name
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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.
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