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post #31 of 40
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the price of the 680 is not worth it. Really. The cheapest 680 is almost $100 more than the cheapest 7970, and they perform the same.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007709%20600286742%20600286767%20600286740&IsNodeId=1&name=Radeon%20HD%207970
vs
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007709%20600286742%20600315498%20600311819&IsNodeId=1&name=GeForce%20GTX%20680


and use it if you want. I am not playing them games, and I doubt very seriously if the difference in performance is worth $100 just to have. Put it in SLI and you have a $200 difference for the gain of just a few games. Sorry, but I don't see wasting $200 on games that make use of a propitiatory tech.
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post #32 of 40
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okay, how does this look? and assume a 3570k over the 2600k, maybe a 3770k. But that is dependent on if I decide for sure to sell or not.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146089
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128569
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161399
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104313

look okay?
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post #33 of 40
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okay, how does this look? and assume a 3570k over the 2600k, maybe a 3770k. But that is dependent on if I decide for sure to sell or not.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146089
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128569
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161399
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104313
look okay?

Yeah that looks good. thumb.gif
post #34 of 40
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Will that board be noticeably better than say a P67 ud7? Because that would save some money, but it would also knock the memory down to 2133 maxx, which should also be pretty good. Probably cheaper too.
something like this (http://www.ebay.com/itm/GIGABYTE-GA-P67A-UD7-B3-LGA-1155-Intel-P67-SATA-6Gb-s-USB-3-0-ATX-Motherboard-/180954963346?pt=Motherboards&hash=item2a21c19d92) is what I am considering based on possibly keeping teh 2600k.
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post #35 of 40
The Z77 board will have a few more bells and whistles on it. It also has a lot more power phases and probably a more polished bios interface so easier to overclock. You won't have PCIe 3.0 unless you go with an Ivy Bridge processor. It's basically the same board but the next generation chipset.
post #36 of 40
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That is what I was thinking, but I can get the P67A-UD7 for $179, so that is an extra $120 I could put into graphics, which could make the difference between a 7870 and a 7970, or a 670 and a 680.

will the power phases aid a lot in the overclocking? Seeing as the 8+2+2 on the extreme 4 got me to 4.8 easy with temps in the lower 80s (1.435V iirc), would the 24 (also iirc) phase of the up7 aid in hotting 5GHz+? But I could also put the 120 extra saved on the UD7 into a better cooler to bring teh temps down.

Ah, too many decisions.
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post #37 of 40
If you are staying with the 2600K and you can get the UD7 for that price I would jump on it. I'm sure you'll be able to hit 5.0GHz with it. That was an awesome board just like the UP7 is an awesome board for this generation of chipsets. It's always a good idea to put extra savings into gpu power!

Tbh I would stick with your 2600K. That is still a great processor. I'm not sure why your current setup seems so slow to you.
post #38 of 40
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Originally Posted by wolfeking View Post

the price of the 680 is not worth it. Really. The cheapest 680 is almost $100 more than the cheapest 7970, and they perform the same.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007709%20600286742%20600286767%20600286740&IsNodeId=1&name=Radeon%20HD%207970
vs
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007709%20600286742%20600315498%20600311819&IsNodeId=1&name=GeForce%20GTX%20680
and use it if you want. I am not playing them games, and I doubt very seriously if the difference in performance is worth $100 just to have. Put it in SLI and you have a $200 difference for the gain of just a few games. Sorry, but I don't see wasting $200 on games that make use of a propitiatory tech.

Ok since I do not stay in USA, I had no idea about the pricing on these cards. The cost of a GTX 680 and HD 7970 is pretty much the same in India.
They are costed around 35000 INR (Around 700$). YES! We pay that high price to get a decent computer component in India! mad.gif

Anyway if the price difference is that big then definitely the GTX 680 aint worth it. HD 7970 seems like a great deal then thumb.gif
Edited by amoverclock29 - 10/8/12 at 1:12pm
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post #39 of 40
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That is what I was thinking. But I am not sure what I am going to do now. I am thinking currently of going with a 7870 and doing CF later. Should be powerful enough, seeing as it is more powerful than the 480 that I had (both stock a 7850 is more powerful).

CPU is still working on the sale. With shipping it is being worked out to 190 euro, so $245. Thinking of replacing it with a 2500K and the UD7 P67 board. This mainly due to downgrading to only a gaming computer. Going to keep my case and mod it some, after I get better tools that is. So I guess what I am saying is as of now I will have:

HAF912 (mod to black and clean up wire management)
Gigabyte P67A-UD7
2500K @ whatever I can reasonably push it to. (or if the deal falls through, 2600k @ 5GHz or better)
8GB 1600 Patriot G2, stable at 2133 @ CAS11. May try higher OC.
HD7870 reference (maybe a 7950 if cheap enough)
OCZ 600 watt modstream pro
212 EVO cooler (first on the later update list)
1TB Seagate (OS) and 640GB Western Digital (storage from previous build. need to keep).
DVD drive.
all fans.
and Windows Vista Ultimate SP2 with German LP installed.

Later improvements:
Better cooler, maybe water.
more faster ram. Meaning larger amount of faster RAM.
more Graphics cards, same as the one from next month. So that would be either tri fire or CF 7870/7950
PSU to go to Graphics.


Sound good?
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post #40 of 40
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Sorry to bump an old thread. Update, and new direction. Looking to see how to finish it off.

Currently running:
P8P67-WS Revolution
2600k @ stock
HD4870 512MB
Hyper 212 EVO
and all the rest from before.

Okay, I hate the build as is. It just does not do what I need it to, so what is up now is a sound card, and graphics at least. Not sure on everything else. anyway, the budget is 650MAX, and I know what sound card I want, well, I know what I will probably get, its not the one I want. Sound Card
Want to move to 1080p, so that is in there somewhere too. Probably just grab the cheapest LCD available when I want to buy it.

What do you all suggest for graphics? I was thinking a 6970 or 570/480, depending on price. Does this sound good?
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