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October 10, 2012 2:16:57 AM

Alright, when I get down to computers, I know much more than others, but when I'm actually ordering parts, I just feel like I'm not doing as well as I can...
Anyway, I am doing a complete overhaul from my old computer, getting an entirely new one, so I need a bit of help...
I picked out the bits I think I can do well with, what do you guys think?
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

if you checked the post date, I've been plotting this for a long time, and over that course of time, I have been constantly swapping parts, out of my unsureness.

The game with the most demanding graphics I will be playing is Blacklight Retribution I want to atleast run that on ultra with 30 FPS.
I will be doing some Photoshop work, but nothing serious.
Autodesk inventor will be used, largest possible Item i will be drafting is 12ft x 8ft.
Video editing will be in this as well.

(EDIT)
Just noticed the pinned post, sorry.

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: 2 weeks

Budget Range: 775$ Before shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Autodesk inventor, Video editing, photoshop.

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Location: Northern Colorado, United States of America.

Parts Preferences: Intel, Nvidia, EVGA

Overclocking: Maybe (Later, but heatsink will not need to be purchased now)

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe (This matters if I gather more money for a second card before Christmas

Additional Comments: I will be using Autodesk inventor 2012, Most demanding game being Blacklight Retribution

Why are you upgrading?: Well, time for an overhaul, I've used this computer for what seems like 5-6 years now, definitely time for an upgrade.

More about : 775 budget

October 10, 2012 2:49:04 AM

id suggest something like this
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jOUt

if you want to, you could get a 7850 instead of the 7870 and then get a i7 if you think you demand it. with a 500w psu, you are getting nowhere near doing SLI/crossfire

also, radeon cards are a much better bang for the buck compared to nvidia cards
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October 10, 2012 3:44:33 AM

I'd prefer a Nvidia card, again, PhysX etc.
Anyway, I've been eying the 660 ti
should I go in for that?
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October 10, 2012 4:06:31 AM

if you are not playing borderlands 2, physx is irrelevant.

no because a 7870 performs around that area but for much less.
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October 10, 2012 4:29:54 AM

Kiowa789 said:
I'd prefer a Nvidia card, again, PhysX etc.
Anyway, I've been eying the 660 ti
should I go in for that?


If you have to go Nvidia the 660 is the only reasonably priced card. Otherwise getting a $290 660 Ti instead of a $215 7870 is frankly stupid. I am not a fanboy, but AMD is the clear winner in price/performance this year...
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October 10, 2012 4:30:31 AM

TheBigTroll said:
if you are not playing borderlands 2, physx is irrelevant.

no because a 7870 performs around that area but for much less.


"If you are not playing borderlands 2, physx is irrelevant"
Nope, well I am going to be playing Borderlands 2.
but allow me to school you a bit.

Physx, like its name, is a physics enhancer, any game with it enabled, can have visible changes.
i.e. Alice Madness returns, Borderlands 2, any game with Unreal engine V3 and up, batman arkham city, Dirt 3, and need for speed shift, just to name a few.
It will also be a bit of a work computer as well, Physx is used in other stuff other than just games,
i.e. Autodesk 3ds max, maya, and softimage ; DX Studio, along with the rayfire addon that goes along with those 3 autodesk suites, that I have on my work computer.

Again, physx is needed because It falls in line with my line of work, Sadly, I can't use my work computer, outside of work, because again, its at work.
not home.
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October 10, 2012 10:51:40 AM

Kiowa789 said:
Alright, when I get down to computers, I know much more than others, but when I'm actually ordering parts, I just feel like I'm not doing as well as I can...
Anyway, I am doing a complete overhaul from my old computer, getting an entirely new one, so I need a bit of help...
I picked out the bits I think I can do well with, what do you guys think?
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

if you checked the post date, I've been plotting this for a long time, and over that course of time, I have been constantly swapping parts, out of my unsureness.

The game with the most demanding graphics I will be playing is Blacklight Retribution I want to atleast run that on ultra with 30 FPS.
I will be doing some Photoshop work, but nothing serious.
Autodesk inventor will be used, largest possible Item i will be drafting is 12ft x 8ft.
Video editing will be in this as well.

(EDIT)
Just noticed the pinned post, sorry.

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: 2 weeks

Budget Range: 775$ Before shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Autodesk inventor, Video editing, photoshop.

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Location: Northern Colorado, United States of America.

Parts Preferences: Intel, Nvidia, EVGA

Overclocking: Maybe (Later, but heatsink will not need to be purchased now)

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe (This matters if I gather more money for a second card before Christmas

Additional Comments: I will be using Autodesk inventor 2012, Most demanding game being Blacklight Retribution

Why are you upgrading?: Well, time for an overhaul, I've used this computer for what seems like 5-6 years now, definitely time for an upgrade.
Your build is not bad the PSU is a no go Tier 4 - Not Recommend for stressful situations. May not be able to put out full rated power above room temperature, and may slightly fail to meet ATX specs. http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/permalink/323050/323050/... the EVGA 660 runs hot i would get ASUS GTX 660 DC II TOP
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October 10, 2012 11:14:59 AM

PhysX can run on AMD cards too.They just aren't allowed to enable it in the settings.And really there is just no reason to buy the GTX 660 Ti over the HD 7950 or even the HD 7870.It's just bad value.
If you wanna buy a Nvidia card stick to the GTX 660 or GTX 670.
Well there might be one reason... Nvidia "The way it's meant to be played" titles run better on Nvidia cards compared to their AMD competitors but those titles arent many.

BTW Proof that AMD cards can run Borderlands 2 with Physics.
http://www.techspot.com/review/577-borderlands-2-perfor...

Just buy this card and be happy.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007K3P3NY/?tag=pcpapi-20

Or this one if you admit that you're a fanboy.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0094CX8QI/?tag=pcpapi-20

Or if you can extend your budget a bit you should be able to fit this into your build.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 10, 2012 11:48:17 AM

Kamen_BG said:
PhysX can run on AMD cards too.They just aren't allowed to enable it in the settings.And really there is just no reason to buy the GTX 660 Ti over the HD 7950 or even the HD 7870.It's just bad value.
If you wanna buy a Nvidia card stick to the GTX 660 or GTX 670.
Well there might be one reason... Nvidia "The way it's meant to be played" titles run better on Nvidia cards compared to their AMD competitors but those titles arent many.

BTW Proof that AMD cards can run Borderlands 2 with Physics.
http://www.techspot.com/review/577-borderlands-2-perfor...

Just buy this card and be happy.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007K3P3NY/?tag=pcpapi-20

Or this one if you admit that you're a fanboy.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0094CX8QI/?tag=pcpapi-20

Or if you can extend your budget a bit you should be able to fit this into your build.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Fanboying?
Pff, lol, says the guy with an AMD avatar.

I poked around with AMD as well, I selected the 7850 for a while...
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October 10, 2012 8:29:03 PM

the 7850 is great for the money but you want nvidia so go ahead
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