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Hello OCN,
it's time to upgrade the old lady and give it a toss. wife's computer needs an update and i'm trying to optimize the cost as much as possible.

i've several choices on mind and i would like some non biased opinion. my main rig is a 3770k so please don't turn this to a brand fans war.

i've several options
1- FX8350 and MSI 990FXA-GD65 "The most Exp Amd solution" 340$
2- FX 6300 and MSI 990FXA-GD65 : 267$
3- i5 3570 "non K' and Gigabyte GA-H77-D3H "as Exp as Option 1" 346$

this system will be paired with 8gb ram / 7950 GHZ and a corsair 650TX in a Thermatke A31 cooled with Corsair h80.

the corsair is from my old rig.

This is for absolute gaming. and sometimes a little bit of Photoshop. Gaming is 1080p only and no future plans for crossfire or sli. also i'm open to other gpu suggestions. ii'll post some of my options and you guys tell me what's best to play games at highest quality at that resolution for the price.
  • 7950 ghz: 358$
  • 7870 ghz: 250$
  • GTX 760OC: 329$
  • GTX 760 DCU II: 329$
  • 7850 2GB: 229$

Games that will be played. bioshock, dota, tomb raider, saint row, ff xiv. but nothing online intensive like bf or cod.

also i can't wait till the new cards are up as in my country it doesn't work like everywhere else. when they are out. they become more expensive than the already existing in market. simply nothing gets cheaper here.
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post #2 of 16
vote for option 3. i've owned a 3570k and i know how it runs, even on stock 3.8ghz (turbo) clocks it will perform perfectly fine for what you will be using it for.

now for the GPU solution, the 7950 will give you highest performance i believe. how ever I suggest you go with a high factory OC GTX 760 and you should be good then.

GL and have fun with the new parts thumb.gif
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What's wrong with saving money and buying a used Sandy Bridge platform?
     
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vote for option 3. i've owned a 3570k and i know how it runs, even on stock 3.8ghz (turbo) clocks it will perform perfectly fine for what you will be using it for.

now for the GPU solution, the 7950 will give you highest performance i believe. how ever I suggest you go with a high factory OC GTX 760 and you should be good then.

GL and have fun with the new parts thumb.gif
you simply chose the most expensive option for me biggrin.gif.. if you weren't my friend i would say you are trolling tongue.gif

also i've to mention i ain't gonna be overclocking anything. the gpu maybe a little bit since it's easier and less time consuming. but other than that. nothing biggrin.gif
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id say option 1 but i dont like msi boards for the red team so option 3 and as for gpu i would go for the 7950 or the 7870 because both are faster then the 760 most of the time the 760 oc maybe a little faster then the 7870 by a little bit or on par
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Quote:
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What's wrong with saving money and buying a used Sandy Bridge platform?

that's cause we don't have used sandys here.. even if when they are available it wont be easy finding them at all
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id say option 1 but i dont like msi boards for the red team so option 3 and as for gpu i would go for the 7950 or the 7870 because both are faster then the 760 most of the time the 760 oc maybe a little faster then the 7870 by a little bit or on par
well then seems like paying more is the best solution? i might like the 7950 cause of the 3GB Vram over the 78702GB.. i know games will be more ram intense as time goes by. and that system will b built to last at least couple of years. so thanks for the reply.

i'm still waiting more replies though...
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id say option 1 but i dont like msi boards for the red team so option 3 and as for gpu i would go for the 7950 or the 7870 because both are faster then the 760 most of the time the 760 oc maybe a little faster then the 7870 by a little bit or on par
also we have these am3+ mobos

1- ASRock 970-Pro3 R2.0 100$ "300" total
2- Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 115$ "315$total"
3-ASUS M5A97 R2.0 115$ "315$total"

would any of these make you lean towards options 1?
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well i would recommend a 990fx chipset for an 8core chip is the msi board the only 990fx chipset motherboard there and do you got fx 8320 over there? if so the 8320 maybe a better option if cheaper then the 8350
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There's a 7950 on the egg right now for $214

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161420

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131499

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202026


hmm..around $350 for mobo + cpu? hmm gimme a sec..

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116899 $240

so..$110 for mobo..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138381 $99

I just had the hi-fi z87x 3d ..It was pretty nice and this board looks very similar.

It's a full-featured board..BIOS lacks in a couple areas, but all in all..sturdy and cheap biggrin.gif

oHH.. Do you have a site where you're shopping at?
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There's a 7950 on the egg right now for $214

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161420

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131499

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202026


hmm..around $350 for mobo + cpu? hmm gimme a sec..

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116899 $240

so..$110 for mobo..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138381 $99

I just had the hi-fi z87x 3d ..It was pretty nice and this board looks very similar.

It's a full-featured board..BIOS lacks in a couple areas, but all in all..sturdy and cheap biggrin.gif

oHH.. Do you have a site where you're shopping at?

frown.gif mate you forgot to check my country frown.gif the site i shop at wont be useful for you as it's in arabic frown.gif

but thanks a lot for your suggestions. i was thinking of buying from newegg and make a friend ship them via usps flat rate box. but man shipping is double what it was 3 years ago.. the big box was 49 not it's 78$
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