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EVGA GeForce GTX 660 SUPERCLOCKED 2048MB GDDR5 a good option for my system?

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May 21, 2013 8:53:41 AM

I've been full in on research. This is my new project pc, that will hopefully be complete in about a month.. Original CPU choice was i5-3570k, but I wanted a bit more bite. I'd just like to know if this card will be a good addition to the system.

Intel Core i7-3770K Quad-Core Processor 3.5 GHz 8 MB Cache

Asus P8Z77-V LK

Antec Kuhler H2O 920

SAMSUNG 830 Series 2.5-Inch 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive

Western Digital WD1002FAEX Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache

(possible) EVGA GeForce GTX 660 SUPERCLOCKED 2048MB GDDR5

Corsair Vengeance 8 GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 Memory

Seasonic S12II 620 BRONZE Power Supply

Fractal Design Define R4 Cases, Black Pearl

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May 21, 2013 8:59:38 AM

If this build is for gaming, it would be a better option to change the CPU to the i5-3570K and get a stronger GPU.

The GTX 660 Superclocked is a very good GPU, though it would be a more balanced and smarter option to go with a better GPU and the i5-3570K if this is for gaming.
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May 21, 2013 9:01:45 AM

That is a great medium card (I have two of them) but with the rest of your specs, you might be happier with a 670 depending on what games you play and at what resolution. The 3770k will not give you much more performance over the 3570k in gaming.
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May 21, 2013 9:01:51 AM

elemein said:
If this build is for gaming, it would be a better option to change the CPU to the i5-3570K and get a stronger GPU.

The GTX 660 Superclocked is a very good GPU, though it would be a more balanced and smarter option to go with a better GPU and the i5-3570K if this is for gaming.


Okay, So if I were to go with the i5-3570k, what GPU would you suggest for roughly the same price point?
*Taking in account the 100$ i'll be saving*
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May 21, 2013 9:04:23 AM

Abstractfear said:
elemein said:
If this build is for gaming, it would be a better option to change the CPU to the i5-3570K and get a stronger GPU.

The GTX 660 Superclocked is a very good GPU, though it would be a more balanced and smarter option to go with a better GPU and the i5-3570K if this is for gaming.


Okay, So if I were to go with the i5-3570k, what GPU would you suggest for roughly the same price point?
*Taking in account the 100$ i'll be saving*


As larrym said, the GTX670 would be a great card; it is very close to the level of performance of the GTX680 even. I definitely reccomend the GTX670, and together with the 3570K, it is a very potent gaming combination. Should max every game at 1080p.
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May 21, 2013 9:18:47 AM

The prices are a bit high though. I'm already almost maxed out.
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May 21, 2013 9:25:59 AM

Abstractfear said:
The prices are a bit high though. I'm already almost maxed out.


What about the i5 3570k with the ASUS 660ti TOP version. Same sort of performance as the 670.
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May 21, 2013 9:27:17 AM

RobCrezz said:
Abstractfear said:
The prices are a bit high though. I'm already almost maxed out.


What about the i5 3570k with the ASUS 660ti TOP version. Same sort of performance as the 670.


This is also a good option.

Though a Radeon HD 7950 is also a great option and competes with the 670.

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May 21, 2013 9:33:14 AM

Abstractfear said:
The prices are a bit high though. I'm already almost maxed out.


You could give it a chance on GTX660Ti,or AMD route 7870XT or even better hd7950.
With GTX660Ti basically you get almost GTX670 performance but without AA tuned on : )
hd7870XT or whatever they call it,is my least recommendable card.In general its build quality and cooler(noise) is her weak points.
HD7950 boost is good card,but placed relatively close to GTX670 makes her to lost some recommendations.But if you are tight on budget,it will be perfect solution.

Its up to you to make the choice
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May 21, 2013 9:34:40 AM

Vladimir83 said:
Abstractfear said:
The prices are a bit high though. I'm already almost maxed out.


You could give it a chance on GTX660Ti,or AMD route 7870XT or even better hd7950.
With GTX660Ti basically you get almost GTX670 performance but without AA tuned on : )
hd7870XT or whatever they call it,is my least recommendable card.In general its build quality and cooler(noise) is her weak points.
HD7950 boost is good card,but placed relatively close to GTX670 makes her to lost some recommendations.But if you are tight on budget,it will be perfect solution.

Its up to you to make the choice


Noise and build quality are completely dependant on the manufacturer of the particular card that made the card (Asus, HIS, etc.), not AMD's designs. Just noting that.
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May 21, 2013 9:36:43 AM


Noise and build quality are completely dependant on the manufacturer of the particular card that made the card (Asus, HIS, etc.), not AMD's designs. Just noting that.
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I was thinking on Powercolors boards
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May 21, 2013 9:39:21 AM

Vladimir83 said:

Noise and build quality are completely dependant on the manufacturer of the particular card that made the card (Asus, HIS, etc.), not AMD's designs. Just noting that.


I was thinking on Powercolors boards
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Fair enough, though Powercolor isnt the only manufacturer of AMD cards.
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May 21, 2013 9:53:29 AM

elemein said:
Vladimir83 said:

Noise and build quality are completely dependant on the manufacturer of the particular card that made the card (Asus, HIS, etc.), not AMD's designs. Just noting that.


I was thinking on Powercolors boards

Its not just Powercolor in this case.HD7870XT is a beast when it comes to power draw/heat,ii can compete with HD7950 in those disciplines :)  although its weaker by a fair margin.
GTX660Ti or HD7950boost is the real options.Both are significantly faster than GTX660 and <100$ in price.

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May 21, 2013 9:55:23 AM

Vladimir83 said:

GTX660Ti or HD7950boost is the real options.Both are significantly faster than GTX660 and <100$ in price.



Definitely. I'd go for the AMD options if CUDA isnt that important. The 7950 can be overclocked to 7970 levels.
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May 21, 2013 10:00:29 AM

What are your opinions on the HIS 7950 IceQ Boost Clock 3GB GDDR5?
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May 21, 2013 10:01:27 AM

Abstractfear said:
What are your opinions on the HIS 7950 IceQ Boost Clock 3GB GDDR5?


Very good card. I can certainly reccomend it.
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May 21, 2013 10:03:28 AM

elemein said:
Abstractfear said:
What are your opinions on the HIS 7950 IceQ Boost Clock 3GB GDDR5?


Very good card. I can certainly reccomend it.


+price
+specs
+ aesthetics

I'm sold :D 
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May 21, 2013 10:04:34 AM

Ill will wait a little bit.The new GTX7xx is around the corner,it will be promoted on May 30th.And although they will be faster,most probably they will also be pricier.
What that mean?The old GTX6xx and especially AMDs HD7xxx will go down in price.Wait for the rebates and promotions.Out there is a huge stock that must be sell(from both manufactures).So in less than a month you will be able to buy GTX670,HD7950/70 for ~300$
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May 21, 2013 11:57:08 AM

Definitely wait for the 7xxx series cards. Hell, the GTX780 is suppose to be out in 2 days. The 760Ti sounds like the card you would want. It's suppose to be in the upper 200's in price. It'll perform better than a GTX670 of today.

When choosing between AMD and Nvidia you have some decisions to make. Depending on what you choose will determine which graphics card you buy.

Good things for Nvidia:

1. Do you like Nvidia's PhysX technology which is usually in pretty big titles like Batman and Borderlands 2?

2. Do you like gaming in 3D with Nvidia 3D 2 Vision in which many monitors support it and many games come with 3D with it while there's hardly any support for AMD 3D?

3. Do you like how Nvidia has driver updates for the latest games and SLI profiles right before or right after they come, where it usually takes AMD longer to get fixes and updates out?(AMD has been improving but still can't match Nvidia in terms of driver updates)

4. Are you considering running a multi-GPU setup with any two of Nvidia's higher end GPU's? If you are, then Nvidia cards normally perform better in SLI than AMD cards in crossfire when you factor in runt/dropped frames and frame latency as runt/dropped frames have become problems with AMD cards in crossfire. They will probably have this fixed within a year or so now that it's come to their attention.

5. Do you like how Nvidia is coming out with their new 7xx series GPU's and AMD won't be gettings their 8xxx series GPU's for probably another 6 months?

Good things for AMD:

Do you like the fact that you get a few free games with AMD's cards for free, getting around 100$ or more in free stuff?

Do you like how with AMD you get eyefinite, which allows you to hook up to many monitors(This is said by some to be a strong point for AMD, I think with Nvidia you can hook up only 3)?

Do you like how with AMD 7xxx series cards they usually beat equally priced Nvidia cards by a small margin in gaming?

Do you like how AMD's similarly matched graphics cards usually cost less than Nvidia's?

Do you like how AMD's cards have WAY more compute power than Nvidia cards?(AMD cards are also really good for Bitcoin mining, if that important to you)



These are the main things to consider when deciding whether to go with AMD or Nvidia. I chose Nvidia. But I'm not biased towards one or the other. These are just facts that I've come across.

No doubt, you'll have to decide based on those questions I asked. Personally I like PhysX, I use a 3D monitor, I like my driver updates, I don't need compute power, I don't Bitcoin mine, I don't use more than 3 monitors, and I don't mind that AMD's 7950 is slightly better for gaming than my 660Ti. Actually, the games I play like Crysis 3, Far Cry 3, and Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon are faster on the 660Ti than the 7950 anyways.

Btw, the 660Ti or 760Ti, whichever one you get will be plenty for 1920x1080 gaming. As my 660Ti and 3570k can run Crysis 3 on the Highest detail settings with 2xSMAA with 40-60FPS no problem. And that's the most demanding game there is. So it's plety powerful enough.
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