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960T unlocked to 1605T+670. Or go i7-3770k with a 550ti

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I currently have a complete build focusing around a 960t that's unlocked ro a x6 1605t. I don't have a graphics card right now. Black Friday is right around the corner so I"m wondering if I should stick with my 1605T and get a 670/580 (because i do a lot of video work) Or get a whole new motherboard and cpu. If I went the intel build i'm going to be getting a ASUS ROG Maximus V Formula Z77 motherboard and a i7-3770k with a 550ti. I'm also waiting for PD to drop this month and see the benchmarks on it to see if it worth getting. I also have a microcenter near my house. I play on 1980x1080 monitor.
post #2 of 10
Depends on the game, but I'd go with the 670. The 550 Ti just isn't enough for 1080P gaming.

Also consider the 3570K + a GTX 560 Ti or GTX 660 or HD 7870. You don't need a 3770K for gaming.

Remember Microcenter gives you $50 off when you purchase the 3570K/3770K with a compatible motherboard.
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I also edit and do video editing, so I plan on getting the i7 3770k. I'm also hoping for the PD to to well in single threaded things so i can just keep my motherboard right now and not have to spend another 250.
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670 all day long over the 550ti build. The 3770K would net you small gains in single card gaming,while the 550ti would be miles below 670 performance.
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If your software/applications for your video work generously utilize a GPU, go with the 670. The 960 unlocked won't hold the card back unless the software you are using is heavily CPU dependent.
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Its not all about games, its also about video editing and rendering. The i7 beats out the 1605t completely
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I play games like BF3, COD series, Crysis, Combat Arms
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Originally Posted by cloudzeng View Post

I play games like BF3, COD series, Crysis, Combat Arms

Well is the productivity more important to you or the games? You'll have to settle with low settings on BF3 and Crysis with the 550 Ti vs. maximum settings on the 670.

Someone else can chime in on the productivity enhancement vs. the 1065T since I've no recent experience with AMD processors.
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Thats true i agree with you, and i see you have a 3770k in your rig, how well does that perform >?
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Well is the productivity more important to you or the games? You'll have to settle with low settings on BF3 and Crysis with the 550 Ti vs. maximum settings on the 670.
Someone else can chime in on the productivity enhancement vs. the 1065T since I've no recent experience with AMD processors.

Overclock the 1605t and you won't be losing much.
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