Zenek, on Jan 06, 2013 - 8:58 AM, said:
Read more carefully. That deal only applies for in-store pick-up, which is an option for very few people.
You'll be spending at least $210 on a 3570K.
Nekuraba, on Jan 04, 2013 - 11:46 PM, said:
hmmm actually Ima get the GTX 680~ yea that cards awesome,
Looks like you're getting everybody confused on what you're actually looking to build, because you mentioned at first that your budget was only ~$600, and now you're willing to shell out $469 just for the card?
Other than that, you're right. It is an awesome card. No matter how much you overclock a 670, all you have to do is overclock a 680 to surpass it.. Heck, mine's not even overclocked because I see that as overkill with current games.
If a flagship card is what you want, and at that price point if you're used to having the AMD drivers, the 7970 should be the better option. But if you prefer nvidia's drivers, you don't even have to think about it. I'm not going back to AMD anytime soon.
However, if you're only interested in B&S and you actually have a budget, then I strongly suggest going for the aforementioned cheaper suggestions. On the other hand, you might want to think about it a little more if you're looking into future games based on newer engines, more advanced than UE3. You might get too used to playing B&S maxed out, to the point where you'd want the same experience in more resource intensive engines..
I am a total graphics whore so I never had much of a choice lol. But you can be much wiser than me with your budget, by coming out somewhere in the middle and still maxing it out.
This post has been edited by Faiyez: Jan 06, 2013 - 1:05 PM