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I would grab a 7970, just not the XFX version.
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At 1080p/1200p I would grab a 670.
It's a hair faster then a 7970 at that resolution, and with IMO Nvidia's superior drivers/features.

If you want to save some money, get a 7950 you can overclock to the hills.
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post #13 of 43
Any of them will be fine for what you want... I don't prefer xfx, never had much trouble with mine in the past...but I generally stay away from them.
 
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post #14 of 43
Hey guys,

I plan on doing a new build by the end of the year or starting next year. The parts I plan on getting are,

Mobo:($100-$200)
Asus Sabertooth Z77, or EVGA Z77, or AsRock Extreme4 Z77 board depend on my budget by then,

CPU:
i5 3570k

RAM:

(Mushkin,Cosair,G.Skill)
8GB-12GB depend on what cheaper by then.

as for the GPU, I have my eyes on the GTX 660 Ti for sometime now and was wondering should I wait for the price to come down or goes for AMD Card. Budget is max at $300 but hopefully want it around $200ish. OR should I wait for the newer Card to come out?
post #15 of 43
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Originally Posted by chaster503 View Post

Hey guys,
I plan on doing a new build by the end of the year or starting next year. The parts I plan on getting are,
Mobo:($100-$200)
Asus Sabertooth Z77, or EVGA Z77, or AsRock Extreme4 Z77 board depend on my budget by then,
CPU:
i5 3570k
RAM:
(Mushkin,Cosair,G.Skill)
8GB-12GB depend on what cheaper by then.
as for the GPU, I have my eyes on the GTX 660 Ti for sometime now and was wondering should I wait for the price to come down or goes for AMD Card. Budget is max at $300 but hopefully want it around $200ish. OR should I wait for the newer Card to come out?

By the end of the year you should be able to get 7950 for about $300 if not already, which would be better than 660Ti since 7950 can overclock more and have more Vram/bandwith to handle highAA, here is Tom's article on 660Ti bandwith limitations. The new card in janurary should be flagship 8950/70 cards which will be way out of your budget, 8850/70 card probably have to wait till Feb/March.

AMD's release schedule this year, just as a reference:

Jan 9->7970, Jan31->7950
Feb 15->7750/70
March 19-> 7850/70
Edited by sherlock - 10/13/12 at 10:45pm
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Sweet thx sherlock, I'll wait till end of the year see how the prices come down too.
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Originally Posted by chaster503 View Post

Hey guys,
I plan on doing a new build by the end of the year or starting next year. The parts I plan on getting are,
Mobo:($100-$200)
Asus Sabertooth Z77, or EVGA Z77, or AsRock Extreme4 Z77 board depend on my budget by then,
CPU:
i5 3570k
RAM:
(Mushkin,Cosair,G.Skill)
8GB-12GB depend on what cheaper by then.
as for the GPU, I have my eyes on the GTX 660 Ti for sometime now and was wondering should I wait for the price to come down or goes for AMD Card. Budget is max at $300 but hopefully want it around $200ish. OR should I wait for the newer Card to come out?

Asrock motherboards are even worse then XFX video cards
Pick an Asus. Gigabyte. MSI or EVGA board hell even foxconn and biostar could not be much worse
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post #18 of 43
OP go for the Gigabyte HD 7950 OC . impressive windforce 3x cooler. 3 yr warranty. this card can handle 1.2 Ghz overclocks and still keep temps below 70c. 309 euros

http://www.pixmania.fi/fifi/naytonohjain/gigabyte-radeon-hd-7950-3-gt-gddr5-pci-express-3-0-gv-r795wf3-3gd/11705969--art.html
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post #19 of 43
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Asrock motherboards are even worse then XFX video cards
Pick an Asus. Gigabyte. MSI or EVGA board hell even foxconn and biostar could not be much worse

Gigabye, ASUS and EVGA are where it's at. I'd suggest Gigabyte over anyone personally as their boards feel so much better then anything else I've dealt with, I'd expect the same from eVGA too.
To mention OP should realise you can't use a P55 board with the Sandy/Ivy bridge processors, unless it's that switchable one tongue.gif
I'd suggest a Z77x-D3H, UD3H, UD5H for most people as they've got most features people would want at decent prices. The UD5H is a fair bit better then the UD3H or the D3H too and probably worth it for most enthusiast users.

As for the OP, he should grab a 7950 on sale for $300 and under, it's a steal. Otherwise a GTX670 is a good buy at $340ish or under, but it doesn't compete with a 7950 for the price.
A 7970 is good, but probably not worth it over a 7950 especially if it can be had for $300 and under.
I'm an AMD fanboy, sure nVidia drivers are better but you're getting more vRAM, more overclocking, voltage adjustment and a wider bus for the memory with the 7950 over a GTX670, it's also a fair bit cheaper for a marginal loss in performance.
 
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post #20 of 43
Am i the only one who noticed that op is going to run msi p55 with i5 3570k?
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