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post #11 of 17
What is your budget?
post #12 of 17
This is the best 7870 to get at the moment!!!

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FYI, if you're not overclocking a locked i5 build will be significantly better than an AMD fx-build & about the same price.
    
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Which PC games will you be playing? Which PC games are most important to you?
At what resolution will you be playing?

One big mistake I see on OCN is ....
people recommend a cpu or gpu for "gaming", and they dont even know which games will be played.
     
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I think I'm pretty convinced on the Sapphire 7870... Deciding which processor to get is debatable right now... I wanted to go with the FX 6300 and try to over clock it. But I'm also thinking it might be in my best interest to get a better CPU (even though costly) so that I won't have to upgrade the CPU and can just double up on the video cards once it goes down in price over time.

This set up as of now is already a little above my budget but I wouldn't mind it if I'm convinced that it will hold for some time.

The games I'll probably be playing are CS:GO and I would probably have it running at the highest res. I'm also thinking of getting another 22" monitor to complement the one I have. Even if my computer raped CS:GO I would probably not have it on full settings so that I could get best FPS and reg. With music running in the background usually. I also do a lot of photoshop work and 3d modeling for my engineering classes.
If my comp raped games I would love to try some more upscale games like Crysis (always wanted to try it) and maybe something like FarCry.

I'm a student, don't want to spend 5k on a G5 computer, I do have a long history with gaming and want this computer to hold. Thank you guys for your input.

The FX 6300 + Overclock?

AMD FX-8350 Vishera 4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core - $199.99
AMD FX-8320 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.0GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core - $179.99
AMD FX-6300 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.1GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core - $139.99

It seems to me like the 6300 is a great choice, especially with the 7870. I'm just wondering if the $60 dollars from the 6300 to the 8350 over time would be worth spending today. A lot of you guys recommended the 6300, I'm leaning towards it because of the price...however....
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Originally Posted by LuckySe7ens View Post

This! Not many games taking advantage of more than 6 cores atm. The 6300 clocks just as high, if it means you get (dramatically) more Gpu power then its definitely worth the trade off

Since the 8320 and the 8350 differ by only 20 dollars, its either 6300 vs 8350. I AM planning on getting the second video card in the next couple of months though, so this would fit with LuckySe7ens theory that it would matter if I get more GPU. Even though you are correct not that many games are knees deep in that technology, it would probably be in my best interest to spend the extra to have a cpu that will last me longer as that technology grows.


So FX 8350 + 7870 looks to be the verdict..

Any last words to save my wallet? Thank you guys for taking the time to reply my noob questions, I want to purchase the parts by the end of today...
post #16 of 17
Directron has the PCS+ 7870 MYST which is the Tahiti LE chip as well But the sapphire has generally been regarded as better due to cooler design i believe.

The MYST card is more of a traditional singe fan exit out the back type of design. If your case can handle the heat dump of the sapphire card then the thermals and noise should be better with that choice.

Just throwing out an option.

This shows some comparisons in game of 8320 8350 and 6300. For a clost to clock/clock comparo the 6300 vs 8320 is quite close in games. This leads me to believe that the extra 2 cores are rarely advantageous atm
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/fx-8350-8320-6300-4300_6.html

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/amd_fx_8350_8320_6300_processor_4300_performance_review,10.html

How much is the ~$60 worth to you?
Is it enough that potentially future games may generally be higher threaded?
That is a question that only you can answer
Edited by LuckySe7ens - 2/21/13 at 11:03am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LuckySe7ens View Post

Directron has the PCS+ 7870 MYST which is the Tahiti LE chip as well But the sapphire has generally been regarded as better due to cooler design i believe.

The MYST card is more of a traditional singe fan exit out the back type of design. If your case can handle the heat dump of the sapphire card then the thermals and noise should be better with that choice.

Just throwing out an option.

This shows some comparisons in game of 8320 8350 and 6300. For a clost to clock/clock comparo the 6300 vs 8320 is quite close in games. This leads me to believe that the extra 2 cores are rarely advantageous atm
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/fx-8350-8320-6300-4300_6.html

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/amd_fx_8350_8320_6300_processor_4300_performance_review,10.html

How much is the ~$60 worth to you?
Is it enough that potentially future games may generally be higher threaded?
That is a question that only you can answer

Great post. Thank you guys for your help
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