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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by oli_ramsay, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. oli_ramsay

    oli_ramsay

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    Hi all

    It's been a while since I've posted, but now I'm finally upgrading the old system in my specs.

    Going to be re-using the PSU

    So far I have bought:

    128GB m4 SSD
    gigabyte-ga-z77x-ud5h-motherboard
    8GB DDR 3 Samsung Green (MV-3V4G3D/US)

    I've still to get a few things, here's what I had in mind:

    GPU
    MSI GeForce GTX 670 Power Edition OC
    OR
    Gigabyte GTX 670 Windforce 3X
    OR
    a 7970
    OR
    ?????

    CPU

    3770k

    Case
    Fractal Design Define R3 Black Pearl Case

    Just need opinions and advice in general :)
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    CPU, it's the obvious choice if you have the money. For the GPU, if the 670 is cheaper I'd say go for it, any of the two plus you might consider the ASUS DCU II. For the case I'd also look into Corsair Carbide series.
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    Bump :)
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Fractal Design cases are great units... I have a Define Mini and the quality is incredible.

    Crap Daddy's suggestion to take a look a Corsair's cases is also a great idea- I would have bought the 550D already if I didn't have a Silverstone Fortress FT01 for my main rig.
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    GPU: Sapphire Dual-X 7970 OR Asus GTX670 DirectCU II

    PSU: Corsair AX650 (If you would consider buying a new one)
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    I leave case to others, I think if you can find the GTX 670 cheaper then it is better then HD 7950 but the GTX 670 is also expensive then 7950 so if you can pay more money then GTX 670 but if you want to save money then HD 7950

    Short Version :)
    GTX670 = expensive but better then HD 7950
    7950 = cheaper then GTX 670 but GTX 670 is better then 7950

    I say go for the HD 7950 because it is cheaper and you can only get a little improvment in GTX 670
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    Nothing personal, i dont like AMD cards as much as i like Nvidia cards, so if you got the money go for the gtx 670. And later on you could even SLI it to make a ridiculous beast. Im guessing games like crysis 3 would need that much power.
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    ill recommend the 7970 with the 3770k .... that's a killer
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    Lol, the OP cannot afford that, your post is completly usless
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    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    Maybe you should re-read the OP, as it is your post that is useless.

    A Oily...look into the Define R4;)
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    Gopal be quiet, enough is enough with you

    @ OP

    eitherway you want it, both cards are very good, but seen from past experience, go with nvidia, they retain higher resale value overall from my experience
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    Ordered the Fratcal Design case, 3770K, Asus 670 Direct CU II, Noctua DH-D14 and seagate 3TB HDD. Can't wait!!!!!!!!!

    Gonna reuse my PSU in my current rig.

    Cheers for the advice guys!
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    Had a change of heart, cancelled the 670 and got powercolor 7970 V3, new mouse pad, and a wireless keyboard and still had £2 left over :)
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    lol go buy icecream and make the days perfect then
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    Just got a 99, thanks for the suggestion

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