Hey guys, I'm building myself a PC, if anyone's curious, here's the set up.
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75-D3V CPU: INTEL CORE I5-3470 3.2G 6M LGA1155 BOX (I don't need overclocking, if I'll need a better CPU, I'll buy it later) RAM: DDR3 Corsair Vengeance Low Profile Black 8GB (2x4GB) 1600MHz CL9 1.5V PSU: PSU Corsair CX600 V2 600W ATX, 80 PLUS, Builder Series HDD: Seagate Barracuda 3.5'' 500GB SATA3 7200RPM 16MB CASE: THERMALTAKE V4 BLACK EDITION MID TOWER
My selected motherboard can run a two-way CrossFireX, so I was wondering which option is better? Two 7770's or one 7850, or perhaps you can offer anything better? I'm a bit short on cash at the moment, so the CrossFire thing seems to be a bit better. Side question, will a 600W PSU handle two graphics cards?
Thank you for your time.
Answer by SuperZeoX · Aug 13, 2012 at 11:54 AM
Just out of curiosity, do you just not feel comfortable overclocking? And imo, I would go with the 7850. The 7770's are alright but the 7850 should last you enough time until you can possibly get another 7850. I have the 560ti and it has done nothing but wonders for me, especially for the price.
Answer by SuperZeoX · Aug 13, 2012 at 12:08 PM
Well just to let you know, you can probably find a place or a friend to overclock it for you. But Don't do anything you aren't comfortable with or you might mess something up. Btw this is probably a stupid quetion but this build is a gaming rig right?
Answer by catchatyou · Aug 15, 2012 at 08:36 AM
I would get the single 7850, because there are still lots of apps and games that don't take advantage of Crossfire.
I'm curious why you are choosing Intel? Since this is a budget build, it is usually much cheaper to get a comparable system on the AMD side.
I could easily build you a setup if you email me your responses (email@example.com) to these questions:
What is you budget?
What are your primary uses (gaming, video editing...)?
Do you really care if the CPU is AMD or do you need Intel?