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post #31 of 79
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Hmm, firstly thanks for answering smile.gif

Yeah, that's what I thought, but I wasn't sure... How about the first question (which CPU to choose)? And should I keep the Sapphire HD7870 GHz 2GB, get the VTX3D HD7870 BE 2GB or see if I can get a HD7950 at that time? From a benchmark I saw, the HD7870 BE was very lil behind HD7950 and in some cases even won it by few FPS.
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post #33 of 79
Get the FX-6300 . I would look for HD7870 XT (or others using the HD7950 core) , HD7950 or GTX 670 when the summer sales starts.
post #34 of 79
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The HD7870 XT costs about 100€ more than the HD7870 GHz Edition, I was thinking about the HD7870 Black Edition which is just 10€ more than that one but the cooler isn't as good as the one from the HD7870 GHz and it's from VTX3D, should I try to get that one? ( It's the only Black Edition GPU in the store, HD7950 are all at 240-290€ and GTX670 cost even more, which is too much but I believe that in summer prices will be lower).
post #35 of 79
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Sry for the double post; Another thing that wasn't answered is: Is the Antec Neo Eco 450C enough for a FX 6300 4.3-4.6GHz OC (depends) + HD7870 OC or I must stick with a Corsair CX500 V2?
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Originally Posted by draken12 View Post

Sry for the double post; Another thing that wasn't answered is: Is the Antec Neo Eco 450C enough for a FX 6300 4.3-4.6GHz OC (depends) + HD7870 OC or I must stick with a Corsair CX500 V2?

close call:


though its not measured @ OC'd i would suspect it to be above the 185 watts for the 4300 - 220 watts for total system power sound reasonable?

a 7870 can hit 145 watts for a total of 365 watts. but not ALL of the system power will be on the 12 volt rail; where you want to look.

the antec NEO ECO has 34 amps of 12 volts for 408 watts. its nice to try to keep it under 80% for (408*.8) 324.5 watts. considering you won't be stressing the cpu and gpu 100% at the same time (usually) it ought to be ok. not the best but, ok.
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post #38 of 79
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If the OC is at 4.5-4.6GHz, will it make a noticiable difference or just a few watts?

Anyway, as you said, I'll never be stressing both at the same time.
post #39 of 79
I'd honestly go with option #1,

More single core performance matters for now, when it doesn't you can upgrade. Four cores is heaps for gaming too, the only game that my PC "struggles with" is BF3 at stock (with two cards I get a bottleneck), although overclocking removes some of this bottleneck.

The 7870 performs neck in neck with a 7950 minus the vRAM so I don't see why you'd bother going with a 7870 XT, if you can afford that you may as well put in the bit extra and get the real deal, a 7950.

I'd suggest something other then an MSI board, preferably something Gigabyte or ASUS. I'd also grab a Sapphire card because they're the cheapest of the 7950's generally and they have nice coolers.
8GB RAM is obvious I hope, that's about all really.

As for option #2 if you do go that way I'd go with a better graphics card honestly, you'll see the most gains with it. Oh and also overclock the GPU like hell, it'll make all the difference! smile.gif
 
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post #40 of 79
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My bad, option 1 is wrong. If I get the i5, I have to get a HD7850 instead.


And yes, it's already on my plans to OC the HD7870 to the max I can smile.gif
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