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Ok so now i have discovered.. with my Intel build it would cost me about £850- 880 with a amd 7870 gpu.. and my amd build has come to £790 with a amd 7950
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with your budget i would advise going the AMD route, as you just stated 7870 v 7950. Due to your primary use (gaming) the obvious choice is the one with a better graphics card. If your budget allowed a 3570k would be better as everyone is stating, but im sure you will be happy with your AMD 7950 build. You should mock up a build on pcpartpicker.com that way you can get the cheapest (cost wise) parts possible and we can see all of your components. If you have not added one into your build I advise you get an SSD for your OS. It is one of (i believe its the #1) the most noticeable upgrade.
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Ok so now i have discovered.. with my Intel build it would cost me about £850- 880 with a amd 7870 gpu.. and my amd build has come to £790 with a amd 7950

I would go with the Intel chip build (I have an AMD rig, but I personally think going Intel is more future-proof, and you can always overclock the GPU in the future).
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Ok so now i have discovered.. with my Intel build it would cost me about £850- 880 with a amd 7870 gpu.. and my amd build has come to £790 with a amd 7950

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post #15 of 58
No brainer, go AMD. Superior GPU AND saving 100 quid? Fo sho! And as TDM stated, use that savings on the fastest SSD you can get. Maybe get some 15k U320 SCSI drives off ebay and RAID em, they're dirt cheap. Try to not exclusively use just one retailer, shop around and you'll always save more.
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post #16 of 58
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Ok so now i have discovered.. with my Intel build it would cost me about £850- 880 with a amd 7870 gpu.. and my amd build has come to £790 with a amd 7950

money can be saved by going with the AMD rig w/ a 7950 and will still be a decent gaming rig. if your budget minded then i would go that way.
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post #17 of 58
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I think will go with the majority and go AMD, I get a better a GPU and as you said i can spend the money on a SSD or other things either way i have leeway on other parts
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Good choice thumb.gif
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Before you buy anything you should post the parts on here if you want any 2nd opinions. My first build i neglected to do that and was disappointed in the long run :X.
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I just went ahead and knocked up a build that's under your budget. I'm assuming you don't need to include a screen in the price. If you do, let me know and we'll switch things around some more.

I hope it helps you makes some decisions.

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£167.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£24.49 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£101.99 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory (£66.22 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£71.99 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£59.99 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (£229.99 @ Ebuyer)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case (£59.94 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£64.40 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£10.64 @ Amazon UK)

Total: £857.64
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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