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August 28, 2012 4:50:13 PM

hi i'm going to buy some new parts for my pc.

-new videocard: msi gtx 660 ti power edition
-new motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H77-DS3H
-new psu: Corsair CX 600WATT V2

i have as other specs: i7-2600@3,4hz, 8gb of RAM(1333mhz),1,5tb HDD,simple dvd/cd reader, aerocool strike-x advance

-old videocard: evga gt 545
-old motherboard: medion ms 7728 v2
-old psu: 450w

will this new configuraion work?

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August 28, 2012 4:56:17 PM

I'd recommend a Radeon 7950 over the 660 TI. About the same price, but superior performance. If you don't mind a little overclocking, then the 7870 and even the 7850 can best the 660 TI (even when the 660 tI is overclocked) in most games. The 660 TI is a very unbalanced card. If you specifically want a Nvidia card, then you could step up to the 670, but I'd put the 7950 above the 670, but I'd put the 670 above the 7870 (although the 7870 has far more value, it doesn't beat the 680 in performance that I'm aware of).

MSI is the brand that I'd go with for the AMD cards. If you really want a Nvidia card, then EVGA is probably the best brand to buy. Their customer service is second to none.

I also recommend overclocking your CPU. With the Turbo and BLCK, you could easily break 4GHz, even on the i7-2600. It doesn't take a K edition to get a decent overclock.
August 28, 2012 5:12:06 PM

rorgier10 said:
hi i'm going to buy some new parts for my pc.

-new videocard: msi gtx 660 ti power edition
-new motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H77-DS3H
-new psu: Corsair CX 600WATT V2

i have as other specs: i7-2600@3,4hz, 8gb of RAM(1333mhz),1,5tb HDD,simple dvd/cd reader, aerocool strike-x advance

-old videocard: evga gt 545
-old motherboard: medion ms 7728 v2
-old psu: 450w

will this new configuraion work?


Yes it will work just fine. Newegg has a great deal on a 670 right now:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

375 after rebate and 7% discount at checkout.

Also Blazorthon where exactly are you getting the 7950 > 670 from? 670 beats 7950 in every gaming benchmark Ive seen and beats the 7970 in a lot of gaming benchmarks as well. Its ok to prefer the card but dont say its better when it isnt.
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August 28, 2012 5:14:10 PM

blazorthon said:
I'd recommend a Radeon 7950 over the 660 TI. About the same price, but superior performance. If you don't mind a little overclocking, then the 7870 and even the 7850 can best the 660 TI (even when the 660 tI is overclocked) in most games. The 660 TI is a very unbalanced card. If you specifically want a Nvidia card, then you could step up to the 670, but I'd put the 7950 above the 670, but I'd put the 670 above the 7870 (although the 7870 has far more value, it doesn't beat the 680 in performance that I'm aware of).

MSI is the brand that I'd go with for the AMD cards. If you really want a Nvidia card, then EVGA is probably the best brand to buy. Their customer service is second to none.

I also recommend overclocking your CPU. With the Turbo and BLCK, you could easily break 4GHz, even on the i7-2600. It doesn't take a K edition to get a decent overclock.


i'm playing most of he games where the msi gtx 660 ti power edition scores higher as the amd 7850 and 7870 also i play at 1920x1080
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a b V Motherboard
August 28, 2012 5:38:07 PM

If you buy that motherboard you're making a HUGE mistake.
The CPU you've got is built for overclocking and the motherboard you want to buy doesnt support overclocking.
For the same price you can get this motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Which is FAR better.

The pwoer supply you listed is also kind of overrated.The unit linked below is much better.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And finally if you've got the money for a GTX 660 Ti you should be able to affrod a HD 7950 which has much more consistent performance.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
August 28, 2012 5:54:51 PM

Kamen_BG said:
If you buy that motherboard you're making a HUGE mistake.
The CPU you've got is built for overclocking and the motherboard you want to buy doesnt support overclocking.
For the same price you can get this motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Which is FAR better.

The pwoer supply you listed is also kind of overrated.The unit linked below is much better.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And finally if you've got the money for a GTX 660 Ti you should be able to affrod a HD 7950 which has much more consistent performance.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


the motherboard you suggested doesn't suppor pci-e 16x 3.0 and i need that for my videocard i want to use the nvidia gtx 660ti becaude alot of my games score higher on benchmarks than the amd HD 7950. the psu is mayby better for my system
a b B Homebuilt system
a b V Motherboard
August 28, 2012 6:07:49 PM

Ugh i read it wrong you don't need another motherboard.I must have thought you wrote 2600K.My mistake :( 
a b B Homebuilt system
a b V Motherboard
August 29, 2012 2:07:19 AM

The Radeon 7950 is better than the GTX 660 TI (Nvidia tried a marketing campaign to pretend to be better; don't fall for it) and even if you buy it, it doesn't require PCIe 3.0, it simply supports it. It'll work just fine with PCIe 2.0 and fairly well with PCIe 1.0, although that could be a moderate bottle-neck at that point. It doesn't make much difference for gaming anyway unless you only have a PCIe x8 slot (usually only happens in SLI/CF configurations).

Also, I have owned more Nvidia cards than I've owned Ati/AMD cards. I'm not saying this out of bias; I'm saying that the 7950 is better because it is the better card. If not for the price cuts, then I might consider recommending the 670, but now that the 7950 is priced at (or even below if you count rebates) about $300 and overclocks better than the 670 does despite being $100 cheaper as well as having excellent drivers, I can't recommend any current Nvidia cards that use the Kepler architecture for their GPU. They are all beaten in performance and/or value by cheaper AMD cards.

If you're a PhysX fan, then I recommend buying a GTS 450 with the Radeon 7950 or buying a Radeon 7870 (still better than the 660 TI, but not as good as the 7950) and a GTS 450. You can use it to run PhysX with the AMD cards.
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