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November 20, 2012 12:47:22 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Cybermonday

Budget: $500 before rebates $450 after

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming ,Video Making,Video Watching

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: It's for a new build so no GPU and I'm thinking about a SeaSonic 750W Powersupply.

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: i5 3570k or i7 3770k depending on price of gpu, ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Motherboard, Rosewill Challenger-U3 case

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: None

PARTS PREFERENCES: None

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe but not for a long time
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No, I don't think I'll have any trouble running any games

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920 x 1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I want what will be able to run most games at max with good fps. Keep in mind I would also make videos.
670 vs. 7970? And which model?

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a b U Graphics card
November 20, 2012 12:54:14 AM

Budget?

A GTX 660 or HD 7870 would do the job nicely. Both can be had for $230.
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a c 365 U Graphics card
November 20, 2012 12:58:33 AM

Unless you are using programs that can take advantage of Hyper Threading (HT), there is no use in buying the i7-3770k. Games do not use HT and many benchmarks over the years have shown HT generally causes an average decrease in games by about 2%. Not a big deal, but if you don't use programs that can take advantage of HT, then I don't see the point of spending ~$100 to get 2% (on average) less performance in games.
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November 20, 2012 12:58:51 AM

$450 but will those cards max out games now and into the future?

jaguarskx said:
Unless you are using programs that can take advantage of Hyper Threading (HT), there is no use in buying the i7-3770k. Games do not use HT and many benchmarks over the years have shown HT generally causes an average decrease in games by about 2%. Not a big deal, but if you don't use programs that can take advantage of HT, then I don't see the point of spending ~$100 to get 2% (on average) less performance in games.

Around my area you can get the i5 for $170 and the i7 for $230 and isn't the i7 better for rendering videos
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November 20, 2012 1:00:50 AM

failedpure said:
$450 but will those cards max out games now and into the future?

Get a gtx 670
theres a link posted by me
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a c 365 U Graphics card
November 20, 2012 1:01:35 AM

Describe "future".

2 days? 2 weeks? 2 months? 2 years? 2 decades?
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November 20, 2012 1:03:28 AM

jaguarskx said:
Describe "future".

2 days? 2 weeks? 2 months? 2 years? 2 decades?

Probably around 2-4 years before I upgrade or just get another build. Sorry it's such a big range:s
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a c 365 U Graphics card
November 20, 2012 1:05:45 AM

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Around my area you can get the i5 for $170 and the i7 for $230 and isn't the i7 better for rendering videos


Sorry, I read through your 1st post just a bit too fast. Yes, HT can improve video encoding performance as long as the codec supports HT. For example, if encoding x.264 videos, then yes you will get the benefit of HT. If you are encoding XviD videos, then no you will not get any benefits from HT at all. In fact XviD really only support 1 core; maybe at most 5% of the time during the encoding process it will use the 2nd core, and nothing beyond that.
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November 20, 2012 1:09:34 AM

jaguarskx said:
Sorry, I read through your 1st post just a bit too fast. Yes, HT can improve video encoding performance as long as the codec supports HT. For example, if encoding x.264 videos, then yes you will get the benefit of HT. If you are encoding XviD videos, then no you will not get any benefits from HT at all. In fact XviD really only support 1 core; maybe at most 5% of the time during the encoding process it will use the 2nd core, and nothing beyond that.

Thanks for the reply. To be honest I know it's not necessary to get i7 but if I have $60 I can save somewhere and put it into my cpu, I will do that.
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November 20, 2012 1:10:56 AM

The ge force 670 is a good balanced card.
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a c 365 U Graphics card
November 20, 2012 1:12:18 AM

failedpure said:
Probably around 2-4 years before I upgrade or just get another build. Sorry it's such a big range:s


That's actually not a bad range. Generally speaking, you can buy a GTX 670 and then overclock it to be equal or near equal to the GTX 680. Last time I've checked it was about a $90 difference between the two. Not sure about now. You should be able to play game on at least high for at least 2 years. Unless you are talking about graphic hogging games like Metro 2033. In maybe 3 years you might just be limited to high settings. And I would say you probably don't need to drop down to medium only settings for about 5 years.

If you are going to play graphic intensives only games like Metro 2033, then that changes everything...
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November 20, 2012 1:15:52 AM

jaguarskx said:
That's actually not a bad range. Generally speaking, you can buy a GTX 670 and then overclock it to be equal or near equal to the GTX 680. Last time I've checked it was about a $90 difference between the two. Not sure about now. You should be able to play game on at least high for at least 2 years. Unless you are talking about graphic hogging games like Metro 2033. In maybe 3 years you might just be limited to high settings. And I would say you probably don't need to drop down to medium only settings for about 5 years.

If you are going to play graphic intensives only games like Metro 2033, then that changes everything...

I do not intend to play Metro 2033 and is there any particular 670 you can suggest? Also do you know of any other examples of graphics intensives games like Metro 2033?
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a c 83 U Graphics card
November 20, 2012 1:32:15 AM

Seeing as how the 7970 out performs the 680, costs the same as a 670, and comes with 3 AAA games for free I can't imagine why anyone would recommend a 670
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November 20, 2012 2:04:27 AM

unksol said:
Seeing as how the 7970 out performs the 680, costs the same as a 670, and comes with 3 AAA games for free I can't imagine why anyone would recommend a 670

What 7970 do you recommend?
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a c 186 U Graphics card
November 20, 2012 2:31:50 AM



+1 Blizzard games such as WoW and Star craft 2 favor NVIDIA Borderlands 2,GTA4
Mafia II,the godfather 2,ghost recon advanced warfighter 1 and 2,
Batman AA,Max Payne 3, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, and Assassin’s Creed III favor NVIDIA.And games such as Aliens v. Predators,Deus Ex, Sleeping Dogs, Hitman, Far Cry 3,The Witcher 2,Crysis 2,Sniper Elite ver. 2, Metro 2033 favor AMD you cannot go wrong either way both cards are within spitting distance of one another of course you get three free games with 7970 so it might be better option.


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