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Darkpriest667, Thanks very much, I"ve got many things to check out, as I said I was only guessing at the parts that I needed. I've been reading every thing on the OCN site and the picks I made just looked rite to me. I do have a cable TV background, cust installs,cert tower climbs to 200 ft, built head end systems from the ground up, so this looks like it will be alot of fun. My comp tech keeps telling me I'm going over board but I'm trying to build some life into this system and just trying not to go as cheap as I can. Thats why I bumped the budget up to 800-1000. I should come out with a system that will be good for 5yr or so. Thanks so much for your info, I'll be checking every thing, again thanks very much......starrunner...


Thats what OCN is for. People with some experience or knowledge of the issues try to help out others. Its a reciprocating event. I'm glad you aren't taking the comp tech's advice. Guys around here will build new systems every 6 to 12 months just to be the latest and greatest but the build you're suggesting will last 5 years easily and at least run top spec on any program for 2 to 3.
 
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If you buy an i5 3570k with a Z77 board like the Extreme4, you will get $40 off for the combo.
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Darkpriest667, Thanks for that. I was hoping I was on the rite track. I have a Dell Optiplex GX 620 rite now that I bought used for $80, what a slug of a computer. Minimum specs and designed to be outdated in 2yr, it's 5yr old now..It's kind of hard to pick things when you don't know how they work together or why.. But if it is explained to me the how and why I can figure it out, plus as I said this will be alot of fun to build.. I'm going to use the Cooler Master scout 2 case and do some nice mods to it...I will take pictures at each step of the build and post them..Thanks for your help...
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I need to ask this question.....How do you compare or judge specs on video cards?? Many members have recommended, 7850, 7870,ect. When I check the specs on these cards they are all different, so what specs is every one using to decide which card is best??? Diamond Radeon 7870 looks like its a good card but how do or does any one know that?
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Use reviews. The number of cores is a big factor but with different architectures it is very hard to directly compare different cards. Your best bet is read a couple different reviews that show relative performance.
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Is the number of cores also stream processors? Or on another that means Cuda cores. But then they are changing the Mhz that the card runs at,1200, 4800, 5000, ect.. 920 mhz core clock, 1050 mhz core clock, then they put in mem clock 800, 920, 1100 mhz. All the specs are all over the board,so I think that I am supposed to look for the best of all of these to pick a card??? Thanks..
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Is the number of cores also stream processors? Or on another that means Cuda cores. But then they are changing the Mhz that the card runs at,1200, 4800, 5000, ect.. 920 mhz core clock, 1050 mhz core clock, then they put in mem clock 800, 920, 1100 mhz. All the specs are all over the board,so I think that I am supposed to look for the best of all of these to pick a card??? Thanks..

you cannot compare Nvidia CUDA cores with AMD stream processors. they are different architectures. Within the same architecture you can compare. So the card which has more cores is faster. GTX 660 Ti (1344 cores) is faster than GTX 660 (960 cores). HD 7870 (1280 sp) is faster than HD 7850 (1024 sp). While comparing different architectures you will have to look at reviews and game benchmarks. the following is more or less the relation of stock performance. Memory clocks and memory bus size affect performance scaling with

HD 7970 Ghz > GTX 680 >= HD 7970 > GTX 670 >= HD 7950 Boost > GTX 660 Ti > HD 7870 > GTX 660 > HD 7850 > GTX 650 Ti > HD 7770 > GTX 650 >= HD 7750
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Thanks so much for explaining.... Now I have a basis for comparing which way to chose..... Sooo what do you think of the Power Color PCS+ AX7870 Radeon 7870, New Egg item # N82E16814131476?? Looks like a great card... Thanks again..
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Thanks so much for explaining.... Now I have a basis for comparing which way to chose..... Sooo what do you think of the Power Color PCS+ AX7870 Radeon 7870, New Egg item # N82E16814131476?? Looks like a great card... Thanks again..

My advice would be to pick up a Sapphire HD 7950 boost. its a much faster card for just 50 bucks more. clock for clock the HD 7950 is 3 - 6% slower than HD 7970. you can easily overclock this card to 1.1 - 1.15 Ghz and match a HD 7970 Ghz performance.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006
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Well I was trying to stay in the $250 range and this is a perfect example of what I'm talking about. All specs on the Power Color 7850 are higher except the ram and the bits. Opps the stream processors are higher on 7950 this is why it's so confusing in trying to decide, also I believe it's just a marketing game that the manufactures play to get more money out of us... I think I might have to draw the line and just go with the 7850.. If you look at the specs the core clock, effective mem clock are much higher without oc' ing, agreed you have 1gig more ram & 128 bit more but does this really make a big difference in performance levels?? I think for me as a new every day computer and some time gaming rig I will be very satisfied with the 7850... Thank you very much for explaining.....
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