grab the cheapest or the one that comes with the better game bundles , both cards are nealy equal the 7870 might be slightly better in a way u'll never benefit from .
I think u should go for the i5 too
i currently have:
Intel Pentium Dual core e5800
4gb ddr3 1333 RAM
Gigabyte Gt 430
I manage to run most games on around medium settings but looking for a better performance (more fps, higher settings).
Im not sure about a CPU cooler because its £30 and as i say im on a budget so im trying to keep the costs down as much as possible. I was looking at;
Intel i5 3570k
Asus Mobo or ASrock dosent really matter, Does it? all i want is 4 ram slots and im happy
660 ti or 7850/70
But on the amd side i was looking at;
ASRock extreme mobo
and 8gb of dual channel ram if possible.
January 2, 2013 10:42:10 AM
im also looking for much better cpu performance because using stuff that i do ie Cinema 4d Sony Vegas After effects etc my cpu maxes pretty much straight away when rendering
Ok if your overclocking go the gtx 660, but if your going to keep it at stock go the 7870. I just bought a 7870 and when ever I overclocked it, it would bsod. But at stock speeds it was fin. I also had some latency issues with it, where the card would shutter and year at 60 fps (even with v-sync) If you can spend a little more get the MSI 660ti. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The memory interface is 192-bits so AA won't be as good, but it has its own FXAA (from the drivers) ans at stock it smashes the 7870. With a little overclock it can hit a GXT 670!
Also I don't recommend the Fx 8350, the i5 are still out performing the Fx cards. Look into a i5 2500k or i5 2570k
The Fx 8350 will run your games, but games like BF3 and GW2 will not run the greatest in heavy populated areas!
January 3, 2013 9:57:13 AM
ok i think ill go with a intel i5 3570k and a MSI Z77A-GD55 Intel Z77 motherboard (picking one up off ebay for £60 hardly used!)
If you look at this quickly here is a i7 2600k http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Intel-Core-i7-2600K-CPU-Fan-9...
I wonder if there is a difference in this and the 2500k? i know there isnt much of a difference but this has more features? by the way i might not be able to bet a 660 straight away so what shall i do in the mean time get a 3570k and use intel graphics? or try get cheaper parts off ebay and try get the graphics if possible?
Generally better prices than Overclockers, and cheaper (or free) delivery. As for i5/i7 differences, it's mainly hyperthreading. That can speed things up in non-gaming software, but won't do much to help your framerates in today's games (future games may be a different story looking at Crysis 3). Ivy Bridge isn't adding much at all over Sandy Bridge (except in integrated graphics, where there's a large improvement with HD4000) but they're not costing more, so I'd grab an Ivy Bridge i5.
i can say im very happy with my i5 3570 and gtx660. plays everything very smooth with max settings, no stuttering, although i have not tried farcry 3. I would highly recommend it. You could spend a bit more on the gpu if you want to be a little more futureproof.
Hi I am going to buy the processor in the next few weeks and was just wondering before i buy should i just use the onboard hd 4000 or my gt 430 because obviously dedicated is better but ive heard some good things about hd 4000