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post #11 of 15
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Ok I love my 2500k!

Diablo 3 :
Old Rig : Low settings + 1680x1050 @ 30-40fps
New Rig : High settings (minus shadows) + 1920x1080 @ 100+fps

That's without swapping the graphics cards also! hehe.

Now to pick a graphics card :

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150665

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125413

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131468

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202008

Was going to go with dual 7950's for roughly $250 each, then caught that these went on sale for $309 and well I'll gladly cough up the extra $60 per card to have the setup just romp anything. Opinions on which to get? I don't know AMD brands at all.

Edit : The 2500k is definitely getting a healthy OC once I read up on how to OC it. I know the i series is a bit different then a C2D lol.
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post #12 of 15
I haven't owned a Radeon card, but it seems there are more people who would choose option #2.
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post #13 of 15
if you can get a HIS 7970, i would recommend one of those, i had one, best 7970 i owned.
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post #14 of 15
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Cheapest HIS is $369.99, pushing it way above what I was looking to spend. Just noticed that the XFX card has the coupon for 4 free games, while the other 3 only have 3 free. Is that a typo?
Edited by Magariz - 9/16/13 at 11:18am
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post #15 of 15
Go with the last option, the SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7970 OC with Boost, @ $279.99 it's a steal and they will overclock nicely.
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