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post #11 of 35
yeah, hopefully op lives near one, but my guess is no.
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post #12 of 35
3570k
sabertooth z77
128gb ssd Samsung
HAF 912
evo 212
corsair gs700

$800 out the door microcenter and than save your money for a graphics card down the line use the integrated gpu until than
post #13 of 35
Or build a much better build now that he could game with for the same price? rolleyes.gif
post #14 of 35
yes you are right I always try and get the best of what I can now and most of those games the stock gpu wouldn't do terribly bad on lower settings, which I personally could deal with temporarily, but with rather have the money invested in ssd and mobo, and the 3570k is only 169.99 at microcenter everyday price. for $900 he could have a flawless system minus the graphics card. my build for him was 800 with out a dvd/cd and ram but can easily score both for under the last 100. than ask for gift cards to your local computer part store so you can use that toward you graphics card and have a fully built awesome machine.
post #15 of 35
To be honest the Z77 Sabertooth is just a normal Asus Z77 board out there with a plastic shell and a black PCB.
post #16 of 35
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Originally Posted by StayFrosty View Post

To be honest the Z77 Sabertooth is just a normal Asus Z77 board out there with a plastic shell and a black PCB.

But you get to pay $50 extra! It's a steal. /sarcasm smile.gif
post #17 of 35
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7950 destroys/rips apart/kills/maims/decapitates the 660 Ti for a little more.

Incorrect.

The 660ti and the 7950 are very close at stock. Typically within 1 FPS of eachother. I hardly call that destroys. rolleyes.gif

The 660ti beats the 7950 in some games and loses in some games all typically by 1 or 2 FPS. With the exception to a select few games, and even then the difference is nothing to call destroying.

http://www.techspot.com/review/603-best-graphics-cards/


Op it would be worth it to go for the 3570K its a great chip but just make sure you have decent cooling.
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post #18 of 35
but how bout that new 12.11 catalyst........i herd, it might destroy things man.
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post #19 of 35
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7950 destroys/rips apart/kills/maims/decapitates the 660 Ti for a little more.
I highly recommend going to Microcenter and getting a i5-3570K and an Asrock Z77 Extreme 4 for $265!
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CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master CM690 II Advanced ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
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Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($91.99 @ Amazon)
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Maybe if you put an EVGA sticker on the 7950 you will feel better when your looking directly at it. Any time you are not looking directly you will be distracted by how much more performance you got for your money.
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post #20 of 35
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Incorrect.
The 660ti and the 7950 are very close at stock. Typically within 1 FPS of eachother. I hardly call that destroys. rolleyes.gif
The 660ti beats the 7950 in some games and loses in some games all typically by 1 or 2 FPS. With the exception to a select few games, and even then the difference is nothing to call destroying.
http://www.techspot.com/review/603-best-graphics-cards/
Op it would be worth it to go for the 3570K its a great chip but just make sure you have decent cooling.

Who gives a hoot about stock, this isn't apple.net.
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