3570k/Mobo or 7970/gtx 670?

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#1 Posted by neogeo419 (1448 posts) -

Received an Amazon gift card from my significant other. Just wanted some opinions on what to do with it? Buy a 3570k and a decent mb paired with my GTX 460..or keep running my phenom ii 965 and get either a 7970 or GTX 670, and give my buddy a friends discount on the 460( he could really use it)...Just wondering which would be the better use of the gift card?

#2 Posted by GummiRaccoon (13593 posts) -

The 670 with a 965 will stomp all over the 3570 with a 460

#3 Posted by LordEC911 (9972 posts) -

Depends on what you are trying to do.
If you want more gaming performance, the 7970/GTX670/GTX680 would be your best option for that.
If you are looking for more performance and/or features over your Phenom II and mobo, the 3570k and mobo would be a better option if you are statisfied with your gaming performance. A cheaper option, if you can find a decent deal, would be a 2500k and mobo.
You also might want to look into a SSD if you want better general app performance.

#4 Posted by C_Rule (9739 posts) -
7950 now and put the savings towards a CPU upgrade.
#5 Posted by Lox_Cropek (3512 posts) -

7950 now and put the savings towards a CPU upgrade.C_Rule
+1

#6 Posted by adamosmaki (9418 posts) -

[QUOTE="C_Rule"]7950 now and put the savings towards a CPU upgrade.Lox_Cropek

+1

+2 or if you can sell the phenom II 965 alongside the mobo for $100 you can probably get a 7870+i5+z77 mobo
#7 Posted by hartsickdiscipl (14787 posts) -

7950 now and put the savings towards a CPU upgrade.C_Rule

I agree with this.

#8 Posted by neogeo419 (1448 posts) -

Thanks all..The gift card was for $400..Sold the the Phenom/Giga mobo/Ripjaws for $120 to a friend..The GTX 460 SSC to the other friend for $85..Ended up spending $60 of my own money for an I5 3570k, Gigabyte z77 mobo, 8gb Ripjaws 1600, and an MSI Twin Frozr 7950...Not bad at all!!..Thanks again guys!!..Worked out GREAT!!

#9 Posted by C_Rule (9739 posts) -

Thanks all..The gift card was for $400..Sold the the Phenom/Giga mobo/Ripjaws for $120 to a friend..The GTX 460 SSC to the other friend for $85..Ended up spending $60 of my own money for an I5 3570k, Gigabyte z77 mobo, 8gb Ripjaws 1600, and an MSI Twin Frozr 7950...Not bad at all!!..Thanks again guys!!..Worked out GREAT!!

neogeo419
Damn, you did pretty well.
#10 Posted by Lox_Cropek (3512 posts) -

Thanks all..The gift card was for $400..Sold the the Phenom/Giga mobo/Ripjaws for $120 to a friend..The GTX 460 SSC to the other friend for $85..Ended up spending $60 of my own money for an I5 3570k, Gigabyte z77 mobo, 8gb Ripjaws 1600, and an MSI Twin Frozr 7950...Not bad at all!!..Thanks again guys!!..Worked out GREAT!!

neogeo419

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