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Originally Posted by kow_ciller View Post

The 7870 is a solid card.
I'm reviewing one right now and its making me think about selling my radeon 7970 since it can keep up pretty well.

OK if you say so!

Then it is better value than a 7950 or a GTX 680? value not price.

thanks

 

 

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How would we know how the GTX6__ will perform when only the GTX680 is out?
Depends on whether you want AMD or Nvidia at this point.

I really like amd but i frankly have 0 reasoning

And about the GTX gard vs 7870 i dont know

so help me!

 

post #12 of 25
The HD 7870 is the worst of the 28nm GPUs right now in terms of value. Since your budget $400 max, I would wait for the GTX 670 to launch in a week or two and buy a 7950 or the 670 then. The 670 launch should pressure AMD to lower their prices, especially in regards to the 7870 and the 7950.
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Hi OCN
first time build!
components in sig except 2500k
> 3570K
Mobo
>Maximus V gene

My total buget is 1400$ including everything do for Graphics max 400$ (around)
7870 fits perfecto but is it good? not many people have it so i am skeptical though it has good reviews
Please help!!
Thanks!!

Get a Sapphire HD 7950 OC or Gigabyte HD 7950 OC Windforce . Clock it to 1 Ghz at stock voltage. If you are willing you can get 1.2 Ghz with extra voltage. And you have the best bang for your buck. smile.gif

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102963
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125414
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Guys, at least read the thread before posting. He lives in Dubai and 7950 is more than $400 USD over there. Considering that, it's highly unlikely the 670 will be cheaper than $400 (heck, it might be over $400 in the U.S. at least at launch). So the 660 Ti would probably be in his budget. I would either wait for 660 Ti to release and see if it's faster and/or cheaper than the 7870, or just get a 7870. Ideally if you could spend a little more, the 7950 is the best performance/ $ in your budget.

I would go with a cheaper motherboard if it'd allow you a 7950. This ASRock Professional-M Z77 mATX board is pretty similar to Maximus V Gene, with the exception that it has only 6 total USB ports, compared to 8 on the Asus board. But otherwise quality is pretty similar, as ASRock is a subsidiary of Asus. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157300
 
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Guys, at least read the thread before posting. He lives in Dubai and 7950 is more than $400 USD over there. Considering that, it's highly unlikely the 670 will be cheaper than $400 (heck, it might be over $400 in the U.S. at least at launch). So the 660 Ti would probably be in his budget. I would either wait for 660 Ti to release and see if it's faster and/or cheaper than the 7870, or just get a 7870. Ideally if you could spend a little more, the 7950 is the best performance/ $ in your budget.
I would go with a cheaper motherboard if it'd allow you a 7950. This ASRock Professional-M Z77 mATX board is pretty similar to Maximus V Gene, with the exception that it has only 6 total USB ports, compared to 8 on the Asus board. But otherwise quality is pretty similar, as ASRock is a subsidiary of Asus. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157300

 

so according to all your the posts should I go for a 7950 or 670/6__?

and to do that what to sacrifice?

ram   no

hdd   cheapest available will be just 50$ cheaper but low space

processor NO

mobo help me in this ill check out gigabyteand as rock but isnt asrock king of a ripoff of asus?

 

Thanks and help!

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so according to all your the posts should I go for a 7950 or 670/6__?
and to do that what to sacrifice?
ram   no
hdd   cheapest available will be just 50$ cheaper but low space
processor NO
mobo help me in this ill check out gigabyteand as rock but isnt asrock king of a ripoff of asus?

Thanks and help!

7950 or 670, indeed. It looks like 660 Ti won't release for another few months.

For RAM - if you can find a kit of Corsair, G.Skill, Kingston, Mushkin or Samsung that have similar speeds for less, go with that. I have no idea how this is priced in Dubai, but this Samsung RAM kit can overclock above DDR3 2000, and it's cheaper than a lot of "performance" kits. http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0380720
Review here: http://www.overclockers.com/samsung-ddr3-1600-ram

Otherwise, motherboard is the easiest option, you just have to change the one component and you'll stay within your budget. ASRock is owned by Asus, so they can't be a ripoff biggrin.gif. A lot of people here like their ASRock board, I'd look around or maybe start a new thread about ASRock if you're uncertain. Just as one example, mostly positive about ASRock here: http://www.overclock.net/t/1167174/asrock
 
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so according to all your the posts should I go for a 7950 or 670/6__?
and to do that what to sacrifice?
ram   no
hdd   cheapest available will be just 50$ cheaper but low space
processor NO
mobo help me in this ill check out gigabyteand as rock but isnt asrock king of a ripoff of asus?

Thanks and help!

Will you be running Crossfire. If not look at Z77 chipset mb's with single PCIE 3.0 X16 slot.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131832

this board is cheaper by USD 60. Should help you fit in a HD 7950 OC edition in your budget. Get the Gigabyte HD 7950 OC Windforce edition. It has 3 yr warranty compared to sapphire's 2 yr warranty. You can't beat the HD 7950 OC when it comes to maximum value for ur money.thumb.gif
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Will you be running Crossfire. If not look at Z77 chipset mb's with single PCIE 3.0 X16 slot.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131832
this board is cheaper by USD 60. Should help you fit in a HD 7950 OC edition in your budget. Get the Gigabyte HD 7950 OC Windforce edition. It has 3 yr warranty compared to sapphire's 2 yr warranty. You can't beat the HD 7950 OC when it comes to maximum value for ur money.thumb.gif

in the future (1.5years~) when it is not able to maxout-1 (very high)  games i will crossfire but not in the near future

post #19 of 25
How much cheaper is 7850 for you? I'm thinking getting a 7850 and OC it now (which gets you very close to 7870 performance). Then when you are ready grab another 7850 and CF it.
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a bit costlier but isnt it better to go with 1 7950?

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