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Gaming PC for 800

I want to build a gaming pc for 800$ or less. One condition though I want the graphic card either GTX 660 ti or GTX 570 2.5gb

and also I don't know much about cases but I already got one from friend it's a Antec P180 sliver(mid case).

Please help it would be very much appreciated!!

This is what I have so far and Its all canada
http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/g0CG
The case im not buying it
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  1. First thing is your price gonna be in usd or cad or....
  2. Approximate purchase date: sooner better

    Budget range: 600-800$ After Rebates

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, watching movies, surfing internet, Folding@home

    parts not required: Keyboard, Mouse, moniter, speakers, OS, Case

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.ca, Ncix.ca, amazon.ca.

    Country: Canada

    Parts Preferences: GTX 660 ti, Amd cpu

    Overclocking: No

    Sli/crossfire: No

    Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
  3. An AMD CPU will bottleneck the 660Ti.
  4. painboy666 said:
    Approximate purchase date: sooner better

    Budget range: 600-800$ After Rebates

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, watching movies, surfing internet, Folding@home

    parts not required: Keyboard, Mouse, moniter, speakers, OS, Case

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.ca, Ncix.ca, amazon.ca.

    Country: Canada

    Parts Preferences: GTX 660 ti, Amd cpu

    Overclocking: No

    Sli/crossfire: No

    Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


    obsama1 said:
    An AMD CPU will bottleneck the 660Ti.


    Even a Amd phenom ii x4 965 black 3.6 ghz
  5. Yes.
  6. Quote:
    For under $800 mmm, probably can pick one of these up...

    http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i145/Soldier36/ibm-pc.jpg


    oh thanks for helping
  7. obsama1 said:
    Yes.


    ok then I guess im not going to get a gtx 660 ti yet
  8. painboy666 said:
    Even a Amd phenom ii x4 965 black 3.6 ghz


    http://techreport.com/articles.x/23246/1

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pentium-apu-benchmark,3120-9.html

    grabbing one with a 660ti would result in a bottleneck but not a major one that would result in unplayable frame rates. the major concern is when you decide to upgrade that GPU several years from now, while keeping that CPU. hopefully, Piledriver or Steamroller will deliver and without you needing a new motherboard then.
  9. hey buddy, check out my signature builds!

    Edit: you can scrap the SSD in my 1000$ build, get a cheaper case (like the HAF 912) a cheaper PSU and no CPU cooler to fit the GTX660ti but IMO its not worth it... why? look:











    BF3 is optimized for Nvidia cards.

    IMO, you should scrap a few parts of my 1000$ build to make it fit your budget or get a 7950.
  10. obsama1 said:



    That is amazing Im still waiting till tomorrow. but so far I going to buy this one. Thank you!
  11. idroid said:
    hey buddy, check out my signature builds!


    Good ones now its a tough choice. Btw im always sceptical about having a 500w power supply because too me it looks like it not enough. Thanks!
  12. painboy666 said:
    Good ones now its a tough choice. Btw im always sceptical about having a 500w power supply because too me it looks like it not enough. Thanks!


    500-550W are usually enough for a single card setup as GPUs are more power efficient nowadays. the problem is finding a quality PSU with enough power through the 12v rails all for a good price.
  13. PC Power&cooling PSUs have extreme quality.
  14. Yup, their PSU's are top-notch and quiet.
  15. Best answer
    Quote:
    For under $800 mmm, probably can pick one of these up...

    http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i145/Soldier36/ibm-pc.jpg

    I think maybe you got lost and stumbled into the wrong forum?


    http://www.directcanada.com <----- Free Shipping on orders over $50


    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15180AC2961&vpn=P1550SXXB9&manufacture=XFX $60.15
    XFX 550W PRO550W Core Edition Single Rail ATX 12V 44A 24PIN ATX Power Supply 80PLUS Bronze

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530BD2284&vpn=P8B75-M/CSM&manufacture=ASUS $78.79
    ASUS P8B75-M/CSM mATX LGA1155 B75 DDR3 1PCI-E16 1PCI-E4 2PCI SATA3 DVI HDMI USB3.0 Motherboard

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12200BD7004&vpn=BX80637I53470&manufacture=INTEL 198.34
    Intel Core i5 3470 Quad Core Processor LGA1155 3.2GHZ Ivy Bridge 6MB Retail

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=15380BD5211&vpn=F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL&manufacture=G.SKILL $40.82
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10530DR5213&vpn=DRW-24B1ST%20Bulk&manufacture=ASUS $17.58
    ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer OEM Black

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=14120DR5445&vpn=ST1000DM003&manufacture=SEAGATE $79.79
    Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM 64MB SATA 6Gbps 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive - OEM

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12980BD5873&vpn=N660TI%20PE2GD5/OC&manufacture=MSI $307.35 MIR $292.35
    MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti Power ED 1019MHZ 2GB 6.0GHZ GDDR5 2xDVI HDMI Display Port PCI-E Video Card

    Total: $782.82 *not including mail in rebates


    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_660_Ti_Power_Edition/ <----- review w/benchmarks of that MSI GTX 660 ti
  16. just remember that the 7950/70 is an extremely loud card compared to the 660 ti
  17. ^ Where is that information coming from? THG only compared the sound to reference cooling. Custom HSF's like from Asus/MSI/Gigabyte/Sapphire/HIS are all much quieter than the reference design. I have a 7870 TFIII and it's inaudible up until the fan speed hits 65% which is rare when it's needed.
  18. IamAutiz said:
    just remember that the 7950/70 is an extremely loud card compared to the 660 ti


    What the hell are you talking about? the noise produced by a GPU entirely depends on the cooler.
  19. A 965 WILL NOT bottleneck a 660 or 7950 if you jack it up to 3.8GHz or so and up the Northbridge a touch. Which takes around 5min with a half decent cooler. Yes its an older architecture but a quad is a quad. You design a game that can actually properly use a quad, there will be little difference (a few FPS) between a 2500K and a 965.
  20. Smeg45 said:
    A 965 WILL NOT bottleneck a 660 or 7950 if you jack it up to 3.8GHz or so and up the Northbridge a touch. Which takes around 5min with a half decent cooler. Yes its an older architecture but a quad is a quad. You design a game that can actually properly use a quad, there will be little difference (a few FPS) between a 2500K and a 965.


    based on your "Quad is quad" logic then the OP could buy an A8-3870k, and yes, there ARE difference between the 2500k vs 965 when it comes to frame rate, specially if you clock them at the same frequency.
  21. Smeg45 said:
    A 965 WILL NOT bottleneck a 660 or 7950 if you jack it up to 3.8GHz or so and up the Northbridge a touch. Which takes around 5min with a half decent cooler. Yes its an older architecture but a quad is a quad. You design a game that can actually properly use a quad, there will be little difference (a few FPS) between a 2500K and a 965.



    theres generally 2 types of bottle necking:

    1. Bottlenecking due to lack of core count or speed. this applies more or less to dual cores. FPS takes a significant drop

    2. Bottlenecking due to architecture, which essentially is that the CPU although fast, cant send large packets of information fast enough, which results in lower fps, but not as low as above. this will be like comparing the 965 vs the 2500k for instance, where this would be relevant, as intel sends more information per cycle than amd, even if the clock rate of the amd is larger.
  22. idroid said:
    based on your "Quad is quad" logic then the OP could buy an A8-3870k, and yes, there ARE difference between the 2500k vs 965 when it comes to frame rate, specially if you clock them at the same frequency.


    I did mention overclocking specifically to close the Intel gap, and obviously, no one would pick a 3870K just because its a quad. Its a niche product which anyone can find out with 20sec of Googling.
  23. Smeg45 said:
    I did mention overclocking specifically to close the Intel gap, and obviously, no one would pick a 3870K just because its a quad. Its a niche product which anyone can find out with 20sec of Googling.


    Well a Quad is a quad...don't you think?
  24. Why get the 955/965 when the FX-6100, granted the Bulldozer chips are great but they overclock better and are still decent.

    The 3870K isn't half bad but it isn't meant to be used as a chip running a dedicated card.
  25. I just posted a build with a IB 3470 for under $800 so what's with all this AMD talk?
  26. Why_Me said:
    I just posted a build with a IB 3470 for under $800 so what's with all this AMD talk?


  27. Best answer selected by painboy666.
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