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I am thinking that the HD 7950 or nVidia's equivalent would be the option to go. It would be a bit lighter on the budget. But the benchies of the GTX 680 are holding me down.

I will go with the i5 2500k and the ASRock Z68 Extr.3 Gen3.
The PSU is most likely the TX750.
Edited by Atham - 3/24/12 at 3:33pm
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if you see in USD the 7950 is for 450$ and the GTX 680 is for 500$ i would say its a you should go with it and if you want decent performer like the 7950 the the GTX580 is another option which i wont recommend y aint you going with a GTX680 ??
post #13 of 61
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The HD 7950 (377 EUR = $490) is about 100 EUR less than the GTX 680 (465 EUR = $603). This might be because it is a new product, hence the reason it may cost so much more.

So the system would look something like this:
CPU - i5 2500k - 184 EUR
MB - ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 - 118 EUR
PSU - TX750M - 99.57 EUR

Total: 401.57 EUR = $522 (product prices from www.hereuka.sk)

GPU - Sapphire HD 7950 reference design - 377 EUR
GPU - Gainward GTX 680 - 465 EUR

Total: 778.57 EUR = $1012 (inlcuding HD 7950)
Total: 866 EUR = $1125.8 (including GTX 680)

The HD 7950 would be the better option out of the two, as it fits the budget a bit more. I will be buying the CPU, MB, PSU, Optical drive first and then the GPU.

One other question, do I really need the GTX 680? I will be using my PC for homework, games (such as Skyrim, Witcher 2, Deus Ex Human Revolution, maybe BF3) and a little bit of 3ds max, maya, and After Affects.

Would a HD 7950 satisfy my needs the same way as a GTX 680?
Edited by Atham - 3/25/12 at 5:35am
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Comparing the HD 7870 OC edition (non reference ed.) to the stock HD 7950, is the HD 7950 worth the extra 70 EUR?
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post #15 of 61
i would always suggest you a 7950 over a overclocked 7870 buddy
all card are different and can not be guaranteed that will clock that high or low another thing you go with a overclocked 787o overclock it a bit more it will perform at par 7950 but if you go with 7950 and overclock it slightly then have a look here
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Hope that answered your question buddy smile.gif
post #16 of 61
If you want him to believe you, post benchmarks about the games he wants to play.
post #17 of 61
hmmm that's logical thumb.gif Speak Up OP biggrin.gif
post #18 of 61
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Hmm...

You guys are going to be hated so badly by my parents and their wallets. biggrin.gif

If you could find some benchmarks on the games I specified somewhere than that would be real cool.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Atham View Post

One other question, do I really need the GTX 680? I will be using my PC for homework, games (such as Skyrim, Witcher 2, Deus Ex Human Revolution, maybe BF3)

Quick goggling and found this

BF3 (Click to show)
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Skyrim (Click to show)
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Hope that helped thumb.gif
post #20 of 61
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So based on the benchmarks the HD 7870 is very close to the HD 7950 if not better. The cards I we are talking about are the HD 7870 Sapphire OC edition with dual fans, and the stock HD 7950.
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