I would really like to have a build last ~4-5 years without having to swap out parts; not really looking to run games at max settings ever, am ok with med settings as long as I get good frames per second. I think the mobo is probably more than I need and would like to cut some cost there, but I'm having a hard time researching it.
Approximate Purchase Date: This week
Budget Range: 700-800, preferably before rebates, but I'll deal. For current prices, please use the Newegg tab in the above link.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, streaming, work computer (nothing intensive)
Are you buying a monitor: No
Do you need to buy OS: No
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Would prefer as much as possible to be on 1 website, so probably Newegg.
Parts Preferences: None
SLI or Crossfire: No
Your Monitor Resolution: Unsure; would prob be willing to adjust this to improve frame rate.
Additional Comments: Would like to keep the i5, other things can be switched around. Looking for comments on Radeon 7870 vs Gtx 660
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yes, good build, but for 3470 z77 mobo is too much, you need H77 mobo. For gpu maybe 7870 LE, as it is almost identical to 7950
What exactly is the difference between the chipsets B75, H77, and Z77?