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 Post subject: Re: My first custom computer, need help!
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:11 pm 
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the 680 is 50 bucks cheaper at newegg with a rebate


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 Post subject: Re: My first custom computer, need help!
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:52 pm 
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If you continue to ask me how a GPU performs, I will continue to just show you benches, write a few comments, and tell you to decide for yourself lol.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/555?vs=598

Imho, do not buy a GTX 680 over a GTX 670 because the premium in price is not worth the marginal performance gain. But is it a faster card? Definitely. I'd say if you are considering a 27-inch monitor upgrade, then 2560 x 1440 gaming would benefit with a GTX 680. But at 1920 x 1200, meh imho.

The Radeon 7970 is cheaper than a GTX 680 and probably a little faster than a GTX 670. If you ask me to pick between a Radeon 7970 and GTX 670, I'd still say the 670 because the difference will probably be negligible and because I am partial to nVidia with the GPUs out now. However, I can't argue that the Radeon 7970 is probably a better buy than the GTX 670.

When you get into the Radeon 7970, GTX 680 and GTX 690 territories, you are really dealing with monitor resolutions above 1920 x 1200 and multiple monitor setups. Or you are going for benches or wanting to game at 120 FPS on a 120 Hz monitor. Or you just want the best no matter the cost. Somone correct me if I'm wrong :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: My first custom computer, need help!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:29 am 
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hindolio wrote:
In the opinions of many here and there, re mobos:
ASUS > Gigabyte > ASRock / MSI / Others


Yup, I buy this! Now, GPU's are nearly a 180.


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 Post subject: Re: My first custom computer, need help!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:23 am 
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IMHO you should stick with a GTX 670 from ASUS/Gigabyte/EVGA. GTX 670 out-performs the 7970 in most games, but the 7970 GHZ edition is the one that is more on par with the GTX 680. Also, the OC'd versions of the GTX 670 slightly out-perform the stock GTX 680s.


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 Post subject: Re: My first custom computer, need help!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:39 pm 
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Yeah I think I'll go for the 670 4GB. The differences between the 680 and the 670 is really not big and between the 7970 vs 670; for what I want to do, the 670 is just better than the 7970
(well, atleast on the comparison of the 7970 and 670).

Alright, I think I got a pretty good idea of the computer I'm gonna buy soon: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/kN82

If you have any last suggestions on my build or things I might want to know on this build, don't hesitate :).
Thanks to everyone!


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 Post subject: Re: My first custom computer, need help!
PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:01 am 
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Very nice.

I don't want to complicate things too much, but since it seems you are thorough I just wanted to make certain you know what you are getting with that mobo:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productco ... 2D848%2DTS

Compare the features from the three above. The one you have seleced so far is the most expensive because it has the wifi and 4 x 6 GB/s SATA ports. If you need those, then great. If not, perhaps you can save a few bucks.


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 Post subject: Re: My first custom computer, need help!
PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:28 am 
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If I'm right, SATA is only for hard drives and optical drives?

If so, I guess the ASUS P8Z77 LE PLUS could do the thing.

Am I wrong?


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 Post subject: Re: My first custom computer, need help!
PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 1:56 pm 
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Metadom wrote:
If I'm right, SATA is only for hard drives and optical drives?

If so, I guess the ASUS P8Z77 LE PLUS could do the thing.

Am I wrong?

I do believe that's all that goes on SATA. Most newer mobos have at least two SATA 6 GB/s and four SATA 3 GB/s ports (for SSDs and HDD/optical drives, respectively). If you think you may need the extra ports, definitely pay the extra imho. Otherwise, I believe those ASUS mobos are very similar (again, along with the built-in wifi).


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 Post subject: Re: My first custom computer, need help!
PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 3:06 pm 
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Okay.

If I'm not wrong, the SATA 6GB is for the SSD and the 3GB for the HHD?


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 Post subject: Re: My first custom computer, need help!
PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 4:41 pm 
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Yes. SSDs go to the 6Gbps ports. Other hardware to the other ports.

Keep in mind however that the current Intel chipset only has 2 6Gbps ports that are native to it. Any additional ports will be provided by another vendor. And as I learned from my motherboard, the other vendor may actually suck.


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