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Nvidia GTX 660 vs 650 Ti Boost

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April 18, 2013 8:18:30 PM

Hey i am building my first computer and i plan to play games like skyrim on ultra graphics with at least 40 fps and an average of like 50. I was wondering if i should stick with the 660 or if the 650 Ti Boost would perform just as well for a cheaper price.

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April 18, 2013 8:28:47 PM

My System Specs:
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K

GPU: a PNY VCGGTX660XPB GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

RAM:G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ

MOBO:ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

HDD: Seagate SV35 Series ST1000VX000 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

DVD: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

Case: COOLER MASTER Elite 430 RC-430-KWN1 Black Steel / Plastic Computer Case
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April 18, 2013 8:36:34 PM

A bit low on system ram I would put that up around 8 gigs if you can help it or just be careful not to run too much in the background. But I would stick with the 660 still with those specs.
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April 18, 2013 8:47:44 PM

Well get this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
it has low 192 bit memory compared (never understood what are those :p ) to HD 7850 but beats it with a margin of atleast 5-10% in many games... and if you are dealing with any programs like 3ds max, maya, cinema 4d then i'd suggest you to get another 4 gb RAM... it might help you in your simulations..
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April 18, 2013 9:04:30 PM

is ram that important because it is kind of expensive if i go up to 8 gigs
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April 18, 2013 10:16:39 PM

Jack92399 said:
is ram that important because it is kind of expensive if i go up to 8 gigs


For a gaming rig you are going to need 8gig there really is no way around it. With just 4gig you are going to find yourself memory limited with games like Skyrim.

As for the GPU to be able to play Skyrim at a average 50fps you will need atleast a GTX 660 and even then depending on your resolution I am not sure you are going to achieve that. But you could always add a second card for SLI later if the performance is not up to par.
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April 19, 2013 9:04:42 AM

Airm3n said:
Well its likely that at 4 gigs you may have occurrences in games where it would use all your available ram in which case you would get horrible game performance. I would choose ram like these :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Not sure how much your prices were on the memory since you never listed that but these I would choose. Or these :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



will the coursier vengence 4 gb be enough or do i still have to go to 8 gb
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April 19, 2013 10:24:09 AM

At least 6GB of system RAM is absolutely essential for a 64-bit Windows OS. In fact, Microsoft will be phasing out 32-bit versions in the not too distant future. You absolutely need at least 6GB of RAM and 8GB of RAM is really ideal.

For your video card, the GTX 660 is preferred over the GTX 650 Ti Boost because they recently lowered the prices and are offering a free copy of Metro: Last Light.
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April 19, 2013 10:34:36 AM

Personally i would have got the 650Ti boost , the reason being by paying $50 less you still get 90% the performance of the 660 so why pay more ?
However if Metro Last Light is something you want to play then 660 may as well be worth it.
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April 19, 2013 10:50:04 AM

mohit9206 said:
Personally i would have got the 650Ti boost , the reason being by paying $50 less you still get 90% the performance of the 660 so why pay more ?
However if Metro Last Light is something you want to play then 660 may as well be worth it.

The price difference is more like $10-$30.
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April 19, 2013 11:29:33 AM

17seconds said:
mohit9206 said:
Personally i would have got the 650Ti boost , the reason being by paying $50 less you still get 90% the performance of the 660 so why pay more ?
However if Metro Last Light is something you want to play then 660 may as well be worth it.

The price difference is more like $10-$30.


The 1gb 650Ti boost will cost $149 while 660 is $199. So its a $50 difference
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April 19, 2013 12:20:52 PM

mohit9206 said:
17seconds said:
mohit9206 said:
Personally i would have got the 650Ti boost , the reason being by paying $50 less you still get 90% the performance of the 660 so why pay more ?
However if Metro Last Light is something you want to play then 660 may as well be worth it.

The price difference is more like $10-$30.


The 1gb 650Ti boost will cost $149 while 660 is $199. So its a $50 difference

No one should buy a 1GB card these days, particularly when one wants to play Skyrim.
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April 19, 2013 12:31:16 PM

Get 660 and 8gb ram. I had 4gb in a laptop once and if I had anything open in the background batman arkham asylum became unplayable on low but with only batman aa open I could play on high. Bad example for different reasons but you get the point. Just buy 8gb of ram it will help you in the long run
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