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March 2, 2013 12:26:48 PM

The build is:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/GYHG
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CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Kingston 12GB (3 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($73.52 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Corsair 600T Silver ATX Mid Tower Case ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts 650W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VH238H 23.0" Monitor ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Lite-On SK-1788/BS Wired Standard Keyboard ($12.98 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Logitech G500 Wired Laser Mouse ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1189.39
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-02 09:23 EST-0500)

Need help on which card to pick my first choice was the Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 others told me to pick and NVIDIA card, i just want the best card for under $320. Open to any suggestions.

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March 2, 2013 12:56:52 PM

Is it a gaming PC or editing,video rendering etc?
If its a gaming you can cut 3770k and get 3570k and buy a better GPU.
If it was 660 TI i would say its a great card,but i think 7950 or 660TI are much better then 660.
Everything else looks good,just remember if you making gaming pc video card is most important thing to spend "a little bit more".

And also one more thing about 3770k and hyperthreading(4 core 8 threads),i've seen crysis 3 (and possible future titles) is using hyperthreading,in crysis 3 u get 20-30% more fps.
Is that true? I would wait some forum expert gives his opinion about that so you can decide
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March 2, 2013 1:04:37 PM

da3ndorphin3 said:
Is it a gaming PC or editing,video rendering etc?
If its a gaming you can cut 3770k and get 3570k and buy a better GPU.
If it was 660 TI i would say its a great card,but i think 7950 or 660TI are much better then 660.
Everything else looks good,just remember if you making gaming pc video card is most important thing to spend "a little bit more".

And also one more thing about 3770k and hyperthreading(4 core 8 threads),i've seen crysis 3 (and possible future titles) is using hyperthreading,in crysis 3 u get 20-30% more fps.
Is that true? I would wait some forum expert gives his opinion about that so you can decide


I wanted to get the i7 over the i5 mostly because I just want the best of the best and figured that it might be more efficient on a gaming rig than the i5, but is difference in performance worth saving around $100? And yes the rig will be used to game and play games like BF3 ,GTA IV, Skyrim.
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March 2, 2013 1:20:40 PM

Its so little increase in perfomance between 3570k and 3770k unless you do video editing etc.,and really not worth giving 100$ more and its better you can spend that money on better GPU which much more important for gaming. Even a new Haswell CPU will have 4core 4 threads on 4670k a no hyperthreading(which would be similiar to 3570k).
Ok whats your maximum budget?
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March 2, 2013 1:25:28 PM

da3ndorphin3 said:
Its so little increase in perfomance between 3570k and 3770k unless you do video editing etc.,and really not worth giving 100$ more and its better you can spend that money on better GPU which much more important for gaming. Even a new Haswell CPU will have 4core 4 threads on 4670k a no hyperthreading(which would be similiar to 3570k).
Ok whats your maximum budget?

around $1300 with monitor and keyboard must have the same case and be able to play gta iv skyrim and bf3 at around 60fps
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March 2, 2013 1:27:17 PM

I plan on adding another video card and an SSD in the future, or once it's needed.
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March 2, 2013 2:48:30 PM

Ok first, your CPU 3770k that you choose is 329.00$ not 229.99$.

Everything does seems great just get 3570K, and put 7950.Something like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
price 339$,its the best 7950 card and plus you get Crysis 3 and Bioshock Infinite for free.And card is of course Crossfire Ready.
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March 2, 2013 2:55:24 PM

da3ndorphin3 said:
Ok first, your CPU 3770k that you choose is 329.00$ not 229.99$.

Everything does seems great just get 3570K, and put 7950.Something like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
price 339$,its the best 7950 card and plus you get Crysis 3 and Bioshock Infinite for free.And card is of course Crossfire Ready.

would you get that card over this http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvr795... or is there much of a difference?
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March 2, 2013 3:04:50 PM

I like saphire better than gigabyte for video. They tend to o.c. better for me. Also, the card comes w free games...
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March 2, 2013 3:27:13 PM

rmiiirusty said:
I like saphire better than gigabyte for video. They tend to o.c. better for me. Also, the card comes w free games...


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