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August 18, 2012 9:41:21 PM

Hi friends,

Got all of the parts for my PC, except my GFX card. Looking to y'all to help me select the one with the best bang for my buck.

CPU: i7 3770k
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212
PSU: CORSAIR HX series HX750 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139010
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226191
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD80 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130642
SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25 ]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227707]
HDD: Random WD 500GB from an older comp.

I was thinking about the GTX 670 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130785, but I'm wondering if I can get better value out of a 7970, 660ti, or a 7950.

Thoughts?

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August 18, 2012 10:01:02 PM

You're spending a bit too much on the PSU IMO and the CPU if you're going to be running just games. Well even just production wise the i5 3570K is fine, the GD80 is overpriced or at least you shouldn't need it. If you want bang for buck the GD80 is definitely not it. The 3770K isn't either.

Check out my $1100 build here:
http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore
Swap the PSU for this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Great PSU despite the company, check out this review as proof:
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Rosewill-HIVE-65...
The performance will not be noticeably different from the HX750... The HX series is overpriced.

The 7950 or 670 you can't go wrong, but the 660 Ti definitely lacks at the price point:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-660-ti-...
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August 18, 2012 10:36:36 PM

I should rephrase - I've already bought all of the parts, except the GPU. I suppose, since I've splurged on the other parts, I should probably just go ahead and buy the GTX 670?
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August 18, 2012 10:41:52 PM

Yes. The build wasn't quite a good bang for the buck but ultimately was your choice.
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