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Now you can stick with AMD if you want, but I would not grab a second high end card if you end up doing so. AMD does fine with single card solutions, but they do not do so well with multi-card setups. If you want to spend your whole budget on a PC, which is quite large, I would go with Intel. If you are only using a single monitor, you should be fine with a single high end card. $1500 Build (Click to show)
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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($23.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.00 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1357.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

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post #12 of 24
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Originally Posted by Trump260Z View Post

Im stuck with AMD. It like Jiff vs Skippy or Ford vs Chevy...

Really, AMD's offerings are quite bad right now for anything but a budget build. If you work with 8 threads regularly, an FX chip is a mediocre choice (with $1500 to spend), but if you use programs that like performance per clock (read, most games) than an FX chip is flat out bad. If you do go AMD, it's likely that a Phenom II x6 is your best choice.

If you're asking for advice, that's what you're going to get, because it's a blaring obvious thing to say to anyone who keeps up with benchmarks and tech news.
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post #13 of 24
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I just picked up my Thermaltake 10 GT three days ago . I looked at the 7970 but never understood why the same GPU had several different realeases under multiple names with multiple prices...
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post #14 of 24
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Originally Posted by Trump260Z View Post

I just picked up my Thermaltake 10 GT three days ago . I looked at the 7970 but never understood why the same GPU had several different realeases under multiple names with multiple prices...

Not sure what you mean. There are many licensed manufacturers of every card.

Perhaps your unfamiliar with the AMD graphics card numbering scheme. It goes from best to lower like this:
7970
7950
7870
7850
7770
7750
Etc, with a few odd numbered low end cards too.
     
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post #15 of 24
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Originally Posted by Trump260Z View Post

I just picked up my Thermaltake 10 GT three days ago . I looked at the 7970 but never understood why the same GPU had several different realeases under multiple names with multiple prices...

The GPU dilemma is because there are different manufacturers for the cards. They also come reference (AMD specification) and non-reference, with custom coolers and overclocks. This changes the costs.
    
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post #16 of 24
i prefer the msi version of both top cards, the 7970 or 680 from nvidia
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post #17 of 24
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The GPU dilemma is because there are different manufacturers for the cards. They also come reference (AMD specification) and non-reference, with custom coolers and overclocks. This changes the costs.
That's what i meant. Has intell really that much better at this point? Posted in "General Processor Discussions" I"ve been building my own computers since 1998 and have built four or five but have not spent the time it takes to really know the up and up with the newer stuff starting in around '08/09' so it has been a long time.
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post #18 of 24
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That's what i meant. Has intell really that much better at this point? Posted in "General Processor Discussions" I"ve been building my own computers since 1998 and have built four or five but have not spent the time it takes to really know the up and up with the newer stuff starting in around '08/09' so it has been a long time.

Intel doesn't have the best performance processors for their price, but in general, Intel is far superior in performance. There really is a huge difference from any bulldozer VS an i5 or especially i7.
     
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post #19 of 24
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Sowhat about a i7-3960X rig with my PSU and CPU cooler? Same GPU as mentioned before 7970 or 680?
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post #20 of 24
AMD is not worth if your budget is that high. Although I personally believe you're spending more than you need to make a sufficient enough computer. $940-$1000 is all you need for a good build without overdoing it.
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