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250GB SSD + GTX660 or 128GB SSD + GTX760?

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January 7, 2014 11:13:30 AM

So I've been planning my new build for a couple of weeks now, working out exactly what I want and checking prices. I'm nearly there!
My build atm:

Corsair Carbide 300R
Asus M5a97 Evo R2.0
AMD FX-8320
8GB Patriot Viper 1600MHz RAM
Samsung Evo 840 250GB SSD
Western Digital 1TB HDD
Asus DVD-RW
Asus GTX 660 DirectCU II OC 2GB
OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular PSU

It's taken me ages to get to this point, to decide exactly what I want. But I've realised, if I reduced my SSD to just 128GB (Just for windows and a couple of games) the extra £50 I'd save could be put into buying the GTX 760 (Gigabyte Windforce most likely)...

Do you guys think this is a better idea than having a 250GB SSD? Obviously I'd love the extra capacity on the HDD... But I can't imagine it making a substantial difference to most programs, other than game loading times etc.

So if I did get the GTX 760, would I need a better PSU? Or will the OCZ be enough? I won't be overclocking the GPU, but possibly lightly overclocking the CPU in the future when I get a decent cooler.

Thanks in advance guys!!!

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January 7, 2014 11:30:10 AM

The 128 SSD with the 760, no question. And no, that is plenty of power for the 760. The 760 is a great card, and gets much better performance than the 660.

The SSD is great, I have a 128GB and have over 60GB left, no games on it though. I have all my regular programs on it, and man does it make it fast!
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January 7, 2014 11:37:54 AM

neffian said:
So I've been planning my new build for a couple of weeks now, working out exactly what I want and checking prices. I'm nearly there!
My build atm:

Corsair Carbide 300R
Asus M5a97 Evo R2.0
AMD FX-8320
8GB Patriot Viper 1600MHz RAM
Samsung Evo 840 250GB SSD
Western Digital 1TB HDD
Asus DVD-RW
Asus GTX 660 DirectCU II OC 2GB
OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular PSU

It's taken me ages to get to this point, to decide exactly what I want. But I've realised, if I reduced my SSD to just 128GB (Just for windows and a couple of games) the extra £50 I'd save could be put into buying the GTX 760 (Gigabyte Windforce most likely)...

Do you guys think this is a better idea than having a 250GB SSD? Obviously I'd love the extra capacity on the HDD... But I can't imagine it making a substantial difference to most programs, other than game loading times etc.

So if I did get the GTX 760, would I need a better PSU? Or will the OCZ be enough? I won't be overclocking the GPU, but possibly lightly overclocking the CPU in the future when I get a decent cooler.

Thanks in advance guys!!!


That PSU will be good enough for the build (FX8320 Moderate OCed + GTX760) for OCing also. If you want to add an additional GPU in future, then, maybe you should get the one around 700W, just to have more headroom.

I think its a good decision to get a better GPU, than SSD of more capacity. And, by the way, 128 GB should be enough for your gaming needs.


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January 7, 2014 11:38:43 AM

HiTechObsessed said:
The 128 SSD with the 760, no question. And no, that is plenty of power for the 760. The 760 is a great card, and gets much better performance than the 660.

The SSD is great, I have a 128GB and have over 60GB left, no games on it though. I have all my regular programs on it, and man does it make it fast!


I agree with him. If you are going to spend the money, get the better GPU.
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January 7, 2014 11:46:22 AM

for gaming point of view i will recommend that you buy 760 and get 128gb SSD . . cause you don't need that much space for gaming . . . PSU is good GTX760 is better than 660 in sli . . so go for that...
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January 7, 2014 12:27:22 PM

Thanks for the super fast replies guys! I knew deep down that the 760 was the more sensible option... But my brain had been fried from spending my day off work reading reviews and looking at benchmarks!

Now seemed like just as good a time as any.......

So I've just ordered my new build! The final specs are:

AMD FX-8320
Asus M5a97 Evo R2.0
OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular PSU
Gigabyte GTX760 Windforce 3X
Corsair Carbide 300R
LG DVD-RW
Samsung 840 EVO 120GB SSD
8GB Patriot Viper 3 1600MHz RAM
Western Digital 1TB HDD
Windows 7 - 64

Thanks again for all your replies! :) 
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January 7, 2014 12:30:13 PM

neffian said:
Thanks for the super fast replies guys! I knew deep down that the 760 was the more sensible option... But my brain had been fried from spending my day off work reading reviews and looking at benchmarks!

Now seemed like just as good a time as any.......

So I've just ordered my new build! The final specs are:

AMD FX-8320
Asus M5a97 Evo R2.0
OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular PSU
Gigabyte GTX760 Windforce 3X
Corsair Carbide 300R
LG DVD-RW
Samsung 840 EVO 120GB SSD
8GB Patriot Viper 3 1600MHz RAM
Western Digital 1TB HDD
Windows 7 - 64

Thanks again for all your replies! :) 


Great choice man, you'll love it! Have fun maxing out most games at 1080p :)  i love my MSI HAWK 760.

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January 7, 2014 12:52:05 PM

OCZ went bankrupt recently, wonder if there would be any warranty. Even before that there supplies were not up to the mark. Sorry, I've bought a few and had nothing but trouble.....

I'd suggest NO SSD at all, and maybe buy a GTX780 !!!! (as you mention, SSD speeds up system boots and game level loading) Gpu's make game play...

OR NO SSD and bump upto 16Gb or 32Gb of RAM (re-loads of game levels or re-starts of games will be Ultra fast as they will fit and stay in system RAM (this is Far faster than any SSD....)

NOTE: for RAM greater than 16Gb you MUST buy Windows 7 64-bit PROFESSIONAL (Home Premium Only supports 16Gb MAX...)
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