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Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Paladone, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. Paladone

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    Hi guys, my friend is Building a computer and wants advice on which graphics card he should buy. (He wants to spend around $300 and he is keen on buying something from Newegg as he is is going to have access to one). Unfortunately i don't know what other hardware he has, but i believe he is looking at an i5 3570k or and i7 3770k. He plays WoW and LOL a lot so I told him that a Nvidia card might be good, I thought maybe this? ASUS GTX660 TI-DC2O-2GD5 GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 19... let me know what you think. Cheers :toast:.
     
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    What kind of Resolution is he playing at??

    As much as i love nvidia hardware and due to the size of the bundle with AMD cards, I would say get a 7870 or a 7950 as they are better suited to your needs
     
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    you get 2 unreleased good games with Amd cards and none with that Ti so the choice for me would be simple.
     
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    I agree, I'd get this right here- HIS IceQ Boost Clock H795QC3G2M Radeon HD 7950 3GB...
     
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    I7 seems overkill for WoW and LoL which are not heavily threaded. I would go for i5 and any amd gpu, as the game deals are insane
     
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    as a WoW player myself, i can attest to the fact that an i5 is plenty enough. I use a 7870 2GB and get 60-90 FPS on ultra (WoW favors Nvidia cards though).
     
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    I agree.... the performance of a hyperthreaded core is slightly slower than a non-hyperthreaded physical core, and with an i5 you still get 4 cores anyway.

    Unless you're compiling large .NET applications or using it for heavy server use, the i5 is the way to go. On the flipside, the i7-3770k is generally more overclockable than i5-3570k.
     
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    from what I could tell Fermi based chips ate WoW for breakfast, and the last time I played it, it barely uses 2 cores anyway.
     
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    I found that AMD graphics cards get a higher frame rate for the same price, they also come with two free games so that's a plus =D since LoL is a twitch game, a high frame may be preferred. and a 3770k is a bit over kill for LoL and WoW.
     
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    get a Club 3D Joker Edition 7870, it's almost 7950
    The Card FTW:toast:
     
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    Nvidia is better at wow than radeon,if is all hes concerned with he should just get a non-ti 660.
     

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