So I'm building a computer but I'm not really that big of an enthusiast. My budget is probably around 1,000$ or so maybe a bit more. Originally I was going for the 670 but it's a bit expensive for me plus seemed like overkill.
I'm mostly trying to build a computer to manage most games released this year on High (and not necessarily Ultra). I'm mostly playing Planetside 2 and Guild Wars 2 but I also play Borderlands 2/L4D2/BF3 and in the near future DmC: Devil May Cry, Bioshock: Infinite, Mass Effect 3, Mettro 2033, Farcry 3 and etc.
Which of these GPUs do you think is more bang-for-the-buck? I was a GeForce fanboi (for no particular reason I just never tried AMD and out of the grand total of 2 GPUs I've had in my life both were GeForce lol) but it seems the 7950, according to reviews and benchmarks I've read which I will link below, is more bang-for-the-buck and is worth the extra dollars it costs.
- Can they be overclocked? Will I need an aftermarket fan if I decide to overclock them?
- Do AMD have reliable products?
- Do you suggest factory OCed or manually OCing for someone who has never OCed before?
- Which manufacturer do you recommend?
EDIT: My resolution is 1920x1080 at the moment.
EDIT: Forgot to post links lol. Just this one atm forgot the other http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...view,3279.html