Is it ok to have a i7 2700k cpu and with an amd video card

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Ghythybhy

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Hello,
I was going to buy a new PC for gaming and i need help ^^ i want to play battlefield 3 with no lag with good quality i7 2700k is good for gaming too right? and i was thinking if its okay to have an amd video card with it..

 

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of course my friend you will be very fine with amd card this won't means that your are using intel platform and it necessary to use nvidia card wrong! you can put any brand.
don't worry.
 

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I'd say for BF3 @ ultra settings the CPU is overpowered and the GPU underpowered. Think about i5 2500K with a HD 6970. Or just upgrade the GPU, if you've got cash to spare. And check out that article linked above.
 

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no, if he can buy a better cpu than why are you suggesting him 2500k.yes 2500k is perfect for gamming but 2700k will be more better if he want to run some heavy 3d apps.
 

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So what good gpu should i get? GTX are a bit pricey ;c but still suggest some GTX too though :D

PS: i want my pc to last long thats why i chose i7 2700k since its new and for video card i dunno what to pick... i just want to play BF3 with good quality + mmo's + good fps
 

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@ pro-gamer
Dude, please read before posting. I suggested the 2500K because it will give him the SAME performance in BF3 for less money. I also suggested he keep the 2700K AND upgrade the GPU if he has money to spare.

@ ghythybhy
Like I said, the Radeon 6970 seems to be a safe minimum for a single-card setup if you want to play @ 1080p with ultra settings. GTX 570 for the same settings on nvidia's side.
Again, you should really take a look at this:
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/battlefield-3-graphics-performance,review-32308.html
It will give you detailed performance numbers for MANY GPUs- both ATI and nvidia.
 

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he clearly wrote that suggest some gtx model so gtx570 or gtx580 are excellent for maxed out setting.yes hd 6970 also better but if he wanna to go with this.
 

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Take Jay_83's advice about CPU.

2500K ---> 2700K = $150 price difference, gaming performance gain negligible

Unless your budget is unlimited, you should spend the money somewhere else in your build (like GPU).
 

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My budget for my gaming pc would be 1000~1500$ what benefits would i get if i pick 2700k i mean what are its special features/adds coz i intend to keep this pc for years and i don't want to get left out of newer versions and stuff :bounce: .
 

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no, you wont see benefit of the 2700k over the 2500k in gaming. You should listen to what everyone is trying to tell you. You will see MUCH more benefit by taking the money you saved by getting the 2500k and putting it towards a better video card(s). You could play the game with no lag on a $100 phenom X4 955 with a good vid card.
 

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Save your money on 2700K and get the 2500K with better GPU!

Best thing u can do.
 

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+1 to all saying 2500K with better GPU, or with 2x6950 in Cross fire.

pro gamer, he's asked for opinion on whole rig, thats the opinion, in fact based on toms bf3 article and there being no cpu scaling i'm putting off upgrading my Q9550 till beyond ivy bridge as there'll be no point to it. I will be looking at a GTX6XX when they come out as opposed to my scheduled wait for GTX7XX. In fact Toms article showed that with hyperthreading on, there is a slight reduction in speed.

OP, if you want ultra you'll need a GTX580 minimum, possible 2 of them depending on resolution. What resolution are you running at?
 

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If you overclock alot then buy 2600k or 2700k. But if you don't OC then buy a 2500k or 2500 they are the best gaming cpu for money. The 2500k performs closer to 2600k for less price. So save the money for gpu and atleast buy a amd 6970 or nvidia 580 as your gpu to play BF 3 at max settings with no lag.
 

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I see i would go with 2600k i might need some over-clocking. XD

May i ask whats this for "Intel Smart Response Technology for Z68"?

About resolution any resolution would be fine 1152 ++++ and so fort as long as i can enjoy it. xD

What differences are there between i5 and i7 . . ?

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 - 1.5GB - EVGA Superclocked - Core: 797MHz SINGLE

or

AMD Radeon HD 6950 - 2GB - HIS IceQ X Turbo - Core: 840MHz DUAL

 

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The bottom line is that the difference between 2500k and 2700k CPU for gaming is not that great as is the difference between GPU.

Spend your money on best GPU u can afford! It has more benefits for u, than CPU.
 

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Imma get 2600k since i'm using it for everything like adobe photoshop, 3D, Gaming, converting videos/pictures programming cmd's stuff and more !

2600k is good for all those activities right?
 

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For all that get the 2700K. Better OC and faster.
 

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yahhh! that's what i told you in the previous post if you wanna do extra things than 2700k or either 2600k are better becuase they have hyperthreading ....
 

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Thanks guys ! ! ! ! i really appreciate it :)

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