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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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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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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).
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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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).
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.