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June 25, 2013 3:44:07 PM

I was getting ready to buy the gtx 660 for my first ever PC build. But the 760 just HAD to release before I bought anything.
Guess its a good thing it released, but now I'm indecisive and second guessing my choices. Can I get some advice?

Parts I'm going to buy:
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/svvparakala/saved/1Olw

Feel free to leave comments on the other parts as well. I'm a complete newbie, so any help is greatly appreciated!

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June 25, 2013 3:45:58 PM

svvparakala said:
I was getting ready to buy the gtx 660 for my first ever PC build. But the 760 just HAD to release before I bought anything.
Guess its a good thing it released, but now I'm indecisive and second guessing my choices. Can I get some advice?

Parts I'm going to buy:
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/svvparakala/saved/1Olw

Feel free to leave comments on the other parts as well. I'm a complete newbie, so any help is greatly appreciated!


I would drop down to the 8320 and upgrade to the EVGA 760 ACX
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June 25, 2013 3:57:10 PM

Intel God said:
svvparakala said:
I was getting ready to buy the gtx 660 for my first ever PC build. But the 760 just HAD to release before I bought anything.
Guess its a good thing it released, but now I'm indecisive and second guessing my choices. Can I get some advice?

Parts I'm going to buy:
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/svvparakala/saved/1Olw

Feel free to leave comments on the other parts as well. I'm a complete newbie, so any help is greatly appreciated!


I would drop down to the 8320 and upgrade to the EVGA 760 ACX


Thanks for the reply! I hadn't really given much thought about anything under the 8350. Any reason why 8320 is a better value? I can afford the 8350, and I like all the specs. Especially since I was choosing between that or the i5 3750.

And yea I'm starting to lean towards the 760..
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June 25, 2013 4:00:30 PM

svvparakala said:
Intel God said:
svvparakala said:
I was getting ready to buy the gtx 660 for my first ever PC build. But the 760 just HAD to release before I bought anything.
Guess its a good thing it released, but now I'm indecisive and second guessing my choices. Can I get some advice?

Parts I'm going to buy:
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/svvparakala/saved/1Olw

Feel free to leave comments on the other parts as well. I'm a complete newbie, so any help is greatly appreciated!


I would drop down to the 8320 and upgrade to the EVGA 760 ACX


Thanks for the reply! I hadn't really given much thought about anything under the 8350. Any reason why 8320 is a better value? I can afford the 8350, and I like all the specs. Especially since I was choosing between that or the i5 3750.

And yea I'm starting to lean towards the 760..


8320 is exactly the same as the 8350. Only difference is price and its clocked higher
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June 25, 2013 4:01:50 PM

Intervenator said:
GTX 760 without a doubt. DO NOT get a 660. I repeat: DO NOT get a 660. Haha.

Here is a benchmark comparison of the two:

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/854?vs=783


Haha okay! Okay!
Thanks for the link. I mean I expect the 760 to be better, cause it is pricier...
So you're saying the higher cost will yield significantly better results?

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June 25, 2013 4:04:10 PM

svvparakala said:
Intervenator said:
GTX 760 without a doubt. DO NOT get a 660. I repeat: DO NOT get a 660. Haha.

Here is a benchmark comparison of the two:

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/854?vs=783


Haha okay! Okay!
Thanks for the link. I mean I expect the 760 to be better, cause it is pricier...
So you're saying the higher cost will yield significantly better results?



760 is about 25% faster then a 660

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June 25, 2013 4:12:13 PM

Intel God said:
8320 is exactly the same as the 8350. Only difference is price and its clocked higher


Thing is. In about five years. I plan on over clocking. I don't think I have much use for it now. But I want to be able to later. And I think the extra $40 is worth it to be able to overclock better. Does that make sense? Or am I just stupid? haha
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June 25, 2013 4:17:07 PM

svvparakala said:
Intel God said:
8320 is exactly the same as the 8350. Only difference is price and its clocked higher


Thing is. In about five years. I plan on over clocking. I don't think I have much use for it now. But I want to be able to later. And I think the extra $40 is worth it to be able to overclock better. Does that make sense? Or am I just stupid? haha


Let me ask you his simple question. Do you plan on going with a custom water setup in the future to achieve the highest clocks? When I say custom water I mean like an xspc custom loop for almost 300 dollars?

Yes? Buy the 8350
No? Buy the 8320

;) 

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June 25, 2013 5:28:35 PM

Intel God said:
svvparakala said:
Intel God said:
8320 is exactly the same as the 8350. Only difference is price and its clocked higher


Thing is. In about five years. I plan on over clocking. I don't think I have much use for it now. But I want to be able to later. And I think the extra $40 is worth it to be able to overclock better. Does that make sense? Or am I just stupid? haha


Let me ask you his simple question. Do you plan on going with a custom water setup in the future to achieve the highest clocks? When I say custom water I mean like an xspc custom loop for almost 300 dollars?

Yes? Buy the 8350
No? Buy the 8320

;) 



Awesome. Thanks a lot for saving me the extra money. Gonna switch to the 8320 then.
However. I'm still not fully set on the 760. I mean, would you think the price for the 660 will go down because of this release? If so, will it be more appealing than the 760? Money... performance... money... performance... I have no idea which one to choose.
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June 25, 2013 5:40:25 PM

Actually... before I lock in my decision on the 8320. One more question I have is, does the 8350 run at 4.0 right out of the box? And is that considered over clocking? Basically, will I have to do any overclocking procedures for the 8350? I know I will with the 8320 if I want to get it to go faster, cause it comes at 3.5
Thanks again for your patience xD and all the help. Really do appreciate it. :D 
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June 25, 2013 5:59:56 PM

svvparakala said:
Intel God said:
svvparakala said:
Intel God said:
8320 is exactly the same as the 8350. Only difference is price and its clocked higher


Thing is. In about five years. I plan on over clocking. I don't think I have much use for it now. But I want to be able to later. And I think the extra $40 is worth it to be able to overclock better. Does that make sense? Or am I just stupid? haha


Let me ask you his simple question. Do you plan on going with a custom water setup in the future to achieve the highest clocks? When I say custom water I mean like an xspc custom loop for almost 300 dollars?

Yes? Buy the 8350
No? Buy the 8320

;) 



Awesome. Thanks a lot for saving me the extra money. Gonna switch to the 8320 then.
However. I'm still not fully set on the 760. I mean, would you think the price for the 660 will go down because of this release? If so, will it be more appealing than the 760? Money... performance... money... performance... I have no idea which one to choose.


svvparakala said:
Actually... before I lock in my decision on the 8320. One more question I have is, does the 8350 run at 4.0 right out of the box? And is that considered over clocking? Basically, will I have to do any overclocking procedures for the 8350? I know I will with the 8320 if I want to get it to go faster, cause it comes at 3.5
Thanks again for your patience xD and all the help. Really do appreciate it. :D 


Nvidia wont be releasing anymore video cards this year unless amd throws something amazing out so expect the 660 and 650 boost prices to stay steady.

The 8350 comes with a base clock of 4.0Ghz which is achieved with a multiplier of 20 and a bus speed of 200. The 8320 comes with a base clock of 3.5Ghz with a multiplier of 17.5 and a bus of 200. To get the 8320 to the 8350's speed level all you need to do is increase the multiplier to 20 in the bios and reboot. :) 
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June 26, 2013 1:54:14 AM

A question about buying the 760. Do I opt for the 980 MHz, or the higher one? It's a difference of $10.
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