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Graphics card and cpu for first Build

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
November 23, 2012 10:52:20 PM

Hi Guys

Im looking to build a computer for the first time and ive come up with the following components so far but im having a bit of trouble trying to find the best graphics card and psu for my rig.I have a buget of €200 to €250 for both the psu and graphics card any help would be greatly appreciated Thanks

Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
Intel Core i5-2500 3.30GHz LGA1155 6MB
Corsair 16GB (2 x 8GB) LP Vengeance 1600MHz DDR3 240-pin DIMM CL10
Zalman Z9 Mid Tower Enclosure Case
a b U Graphics card
November 23, 2012 11:46:53 PM

You mean to say PSU + GPU= €250. Right?
November 23, 2012 11:49:00 PM

yeah, sorry for not being clear..
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a b U Graphics card
November 23, 2012 11:50:58 PM

What games you play? And in what Resolution and Graphic settings?
a b U Graphics card
November 24, 2012 12:08:50 AM

If you play BF3, Crysis 2 etc then go for 660 Ti.

If you play Dirt Showdown, Skyrim etc then go for 7870.

Both cards perform better than the other at several games.
I guess the games which show a AMD logo on startup like Dirt showdown, Sleeping dogs etc favor their AMD GPUs.

Check all the games shown in this review, it will help you understand :-

And get a 600w PSU if you'll overclock anything.
Or else get a 550w PSU if you'll not.

November 24, 2012 12:19:39 AM

Thanks for the feedback, much appreciated
a b U Graphics card
November 24, 2012 2:46:03 AM

I'd rather say go for 7870. Because its a 3 fps less in games like BF3 from GTX 660 Ti. (Not much difference).

But when you'll play Skyrim, 7870 takes a lead of 10-15 FPS from GTX 660 Ti. (Too much difference). The same happens in Dirt showdown.

And the 7870 is a little cheaper, hence you can get a little Money for your 600w PSU.