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July 16, 2013 8:03:18 PM

hey there guys .. its probably been discussed before but unsure of the specifc thing to search for to get any info on it

im looking at getting a fx8350 with a gtx 660 and iv seen mentions here and there about how it is more suited to an HD XXXX, as well as Nvidia cards being better suited to Intel processors, is this true or just a myth??

id prefer an Nvdia as i want Physx for the richness it adds!

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July 16, 2013 8:04:54 PM

Physx is just a gimmick.

That said, the pairing of NVidia/AMD with Intel/AMD does not have a significant impact on performance.
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July 16, 2013 8:05:54 PM

Hmm aint sure, but since AMD own Radeon.. it wouldnt surprise me :lol: 
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July 16, 2013 8:16:11 PM

Stick with that Processor and get an HD 7850 or HD 7870 , both better than the GTX 660 for similar price ( HD 7850 )
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July 17, 2013 8:51:59 AM

smeezekitty said:
Physx is just a gimmick.

That said, the pairing of NVidia/AMD with Intel/AMD does not have a significant impact on performance.


I totally disagree, watch some of the with/without videos, It may only be a small difference, but I feel it's slightly closer to realism, my (which is generally why we game right ?)
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July 17, 2013 8:56:59 AM

DEADLY9996 said:
Tho intel processors are better for gaming these days :) 

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...


Key words "these days" lol. in the future? 8 cores may be a good thing who knows. One things for sure, for intel I feel it's not worth that much xtra money for 10fps
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July 17, 2013 9:01:47 AM

KareemGT said:
Stick with that Processor and get an HD 7850 or HD 7870 , both better than the GTX 660 for similar price ( HD 7850 )


I've heard some bad stories about the 7xxx series crashing/resetting, pink/blue screens. It's hard to find but if you search the right thing its quite common even on this forum, I didn't want to take the risk. I trust nvidia!
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July 17, 2013 9:04:18 AM

Liam Joyce said:
DEADLY9996 said:
Tho intel processors are better for gaming these days :) 

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...


Key words "these days" lol. in the future? 8 cores may be a good thing who knows. One things for sure, for intel I feel it's not worth that much xtra money for 10fps


ya that's right , i saved some money by buying the fx-8350 before 4 days instead of buying an intel CPU , i think it's the best choice sine it has 8 cores and the games will start using 8 cores technology for sure as you can see the 8 cores at the up coming consoles ( PS4 & Xbox One )
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July 17, 2013 9:08:45 AM

Liam Joyce said:
KareemGT said:
Stick with that Processor and get an HD 7850 or HD 7870 , both better than the GTX 660 for similar price ( HD 7850 )


I've heard some bad stories about the 7xxx series crashing/resetting, pink/blue screens. It's hard to find but if you search the right thing its quite common even on this forum, I didn't want to take the risk. I trust nvidia!


that's not true , i was using the HD 7850 and it was beast for the performance/price , and it has no issues at all .

now am using the HD 7870 with an FX-8350 , i can run all games on Ultra setting with good FPS ( battlefield 3 - Ultra 1920 x 1080 with +75 FPS - Battlefield 3 - Low setting with 140 FPS )

both GPUs Runs Great with out any issues .
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July 17, 2013 9:09:59 AM

byogamingpc said:
+1 for a 7870 GHz http://amzn.to/YaSrlG


But i want Physx :-( lol. And once you do currency exchange and add import duties and postage this card becomes expensive, it's such a hard choice cuz alot say the 660 is a league up from 7770 and closer to the 7850
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July 17, 2013 9:10:00 AM

Liam Joyce said:
KareemGT said:
Stick with that Processor and get an HD 7850 or HD 7870 , both better than the GTX 660 for similar price ( HD 7850 )


I've heard some bad stories about the 7xxx series crashing/resetting, pink/blue screens. It's hard to find but if you search the right thing its quite common even on this forum, I didn't want to take the risk. I trust nvidia!


thats not true , i was using the HD 7850 and it was beast for the performance/price , and it has no issues at all .

now am using the HD 7870 with an FX-8350 , i can run all games on Ultra setting with good FPS ( battlefield 3 - Ultra 1920 x 1080 with +75 FPS - Battlefield 3 - Low setting with 140 FPS )

both GPUs Runs Great with out any issues .
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July 17, 2013 9:13:05 AM

KareemGT said:
Liam Joyce said:
KareemGT said:
Stick with that Processor and get an HD 7850 or HD 7870 , both better than the GTX 660 for similar price ( HD 7850 )


I've heard some bad stories about the 7xxx series crashing/resetting, pink/blue screens. It's hard to find but if you search the right thing its quite common even on this forum, I didn't want to take the risk. I trust nvidia!


thats not true , i was using the HD 7850 and it was beast for the performance/price , and it has no issues at all .

now am using the HD 7870 with an FX-8350 , i can run all games on Ultra setting with good FPS ( battlefield 3 - Ultra 1920 x 1080 with +75 FPS - Battlefield 3 - Low setting with 140 FPS )

both GPUs Runs Great with out any issues .


Perhaps it's not true in your case, but there's plenty of evidence to support that it can just happen outta the blue for no apparent reason.. Maybe it was old drivers who knows but it's a problem some have faced
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July 17, 2013 9:23:42 AM

Since all 3 of my Radeons broke at one point or another.. my choice goes to Nvidia, regardless of performance compared to the Radeon counterparts.
Nvidia reliability, is much higher than Radeon, in my opinion..

If you want Nvidia, go for it, if you want to nit pick over performance, feel free todo so, the choice is yours :) 
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July 17, 2013 9:28:46 AM

just get the gtx 660 it is a great card.
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July 17, 2013 9:32:01 AM

DEADLY9996 said:
Since all 3 of my Radeons broke at one point or another.. my choice goes to Nvidia, regardless of performance compared to the Radeon counterparts.
Nvidia reliability, is much higher than Radeon, in my opinion..

If you want Nvidia, go for it, if you want to nit pick over performance, feel free todo so, the choice is yours :) 


thats generally what ive heard, while being good cards when they work. they can pose problems for no apparent reason

the post was never about gpu performance.. it was more about combining it with different cpus, and having any notable difference as i intend on going with and fx 8350
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July 17, 2013 9:33:40 AM

idkwho said:
just get the gtx 660 it is a great card.


i think i will (plus its the gigabyte OC 2gb ddr5 windforce) which is definately appealing! :D 
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July 17, 2013 9:40:59 AM

Liam Joyce said:
idkwho said:
just get the gtx 660 it is a great card.


i think i will (plus its the gigabyte OC 2gb ddr5 windforce) which is definately appealing! :D 


get GTX 760

dont go for 660 ti
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July 17, 2013 9:53:25 AM

SNA3 said:
Liam Joyce said:
idkwho said:
just get the gtx 660 it is a great card.


i think i will (plus its the gigabyte OC 2gb ddr5 windforce) which is definately appealing! :D 


get GTX 760

dont go for 660 ti


you are more then welcome to pay the extra 200 bux for me if you like?

EDIT:i just id a bit of searching and realised that a 'Ti' card is in the same price range as a gtx 760, so that is good advice, but the card im getting is not a 'Ti' :)  .. $500 for a gpu wow, no thanks lol!

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July 17, 2013 9:57:34 AM

Liam Joyce said:
idkwho said:
just get the gtx 660 it is a great card.


i think i will (plus its the gigabyte OC 2gb ddr5 windforce) which is definately appealing! :D 


Yes nice choice windforce is a good cooler. Also they gtx 660 is very good value.

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July 17, 2013 10:23:53 AM

Any card regardless of brand can fail randomly.
I have heard of plenty of problems with people with Radeons and plenty of problems with people with Geforce.

But since you prefer NVidia, I am not going to try to suggest otherwise.
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July 17, 2013 10:34:04 AM

byogamingpc said:
+1 for the Gigabyte GTX 760 WF http://amzn.to/1ayerlI


i dont ever use amazon.. can you tell me does it automatically change to my currency or do i do that manually
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July 17, 2013 10:34:36 AM

Liam Joyce said:
SNA3 said:
Liam Joyce said:
idkwho said:
just get the gtx 660 it is a great card.


i think i will (plus its the gigabyte OC 2gb ddr5 windforce) which is definately appealing! :D 


get GTX 760

dont go for 660 ti


you are more then welcome to pay the extra 200 bux for me if you like?

EDIT:i just id a bit of searching and realised that a 'Ti' card is in the same price range as a gtx 760, so that is good advice, but the card im getting is not a 'Ti' :)  .. $500 for a gpu wow, no thanks lol!



GTX 760 isd $250 only...

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DHW4HS4/?tag=pcpapi-20
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July 17, 2013 10:35:39 AM

byogamingpc said:
+1 for the Gigabyte GTX 760 WF http://amzn.to/1ayerlI


ah its only within the US shipping .. im in new zealaand.. otherwise.. i probably would have gone for it
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July 17, 2013 10:49:08 AM

SNA3 said:
Liam Joyce said:
byogamingpc said:
+1 for the Gigabyte GTX 760 WF http://amzn.to/1ayerlI


ah its only within the US shipping .. im in new zealaand.. otherwise.. i probably would have gone for it


then get it from Australia

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...


god my country is a rip off.. its nearly the same price lol, im unsure about import duties however but ill definately look into this, thanks!
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July 17, 2013 10:59:20 AM

I currently use a radeon card because of its price, but you get what you pay for, and I wouldnt do it again. I have had many issues and tried many drivers before getting a balance of performance and stability. There are no frills. I will stick with invidia in the future. Just my experience, maybe others are luckier.
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July 17, 2013 12:50:31 PM

a gigabyte gtx 660 oc is $365NZD in new zealand and a gigabyte gtx 760 OC is $384NZD in australia.. i dont get it!!
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