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post #21 of 35
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Originally Posted by junkerde View Post

but how bout that new 12.11 catalyst........i herd, it might destroy things man.

The new drivers help the 7950, but the 660 Ti is still competitive at 1080p. Falls behind at higher resolutions though. I don't think the 12.11 drivers brought the huge performance gains some people think it did. The 7950s do generally overclock pretty well though.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/Catalyst_12.11_Performance/23.html
post #22 of 35
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Originally Posted by nicedart View Post

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

Well I cant speek to a 7950 but my 660ti has no problem overclocking. I just did not have any reviews comparing them at OC.

Also, maybe some of you should read, this review was done using 12.11 wink.gif

And it still shows the 660TI beating the 7950 on occasion, and losing by only 1 FPS on average the rest of the time.

Either way in no way does the 7950 destroy a 660ti. lol
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post #23 of 35
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Originally Posted by Dimaggio1103 View Post

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.

No one in their right mind would go for a 660 Ti when it costs as near as it does to a 7950.
post #24 of 35
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+1
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 #25 of 35
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Originally Posted by StayFrosty View Post

No one in their right mind would go for a 660 Ti when it costs as near as it does to a 7950.

Lol I did. Wrong decision? Eh oh well, got borderlands 2 out of it.
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post #26 of 35
The 660 ti is a great card for 1080p. I I actually just told me my friend to get one and he loves it. But when it comes to overclocking and above 1080p the 7950 is hands done the best. I got mine at 1125/1500 running bf3 on high at 5760 x 1080 thanks to 12.11 drivers.
post #27 of 35
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($37.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Sandisk Extreme 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Cooler Master Silent Pro M 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On IHAS324-98 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $877.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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post #28 of 35
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($37.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Sandisk Extreme 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Cooler Master Silent Pro M 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On IHAS324-98 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $877.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-04 00:56 EST-0500)

Agree with this guys build, i would just throw in a 212 Evo for another $34 dollars to get some decent cooling (considering you bought the K series to OC it) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

Not sure why so many people say "just go to microcenter and grab a cpu/mobo deal!" I dont think people realize how far and few Microcenters store are. I would have to drive 4hrs + just to get to one.
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post #29 of 35
because microcenter ships just like amazon they just have great prices I didn't necesarally mean for him to drive to the store. its online as well just like compusa and amazon are.
post #30 of 35
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Not sure why so many people say "just go to microcenter and grab a cpu/mobo deal!" I dont think people realize how far and few Microcenters store are. I would have to drive 4hrs + just to get to one.

THIS. I swear in every build suggestion someone always says "go to a microcenter" when budget is involved, and thing is they dont ship to you, you gotta pick it up. lol not everyone lives near one, not the majority anyway.
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