Hi guys, so i'm practically new to building a personal rig for gaming and i need some advice/opinions on it. I've been researching like alot about the individuals parts and this is what i came up with
case: nzxt phantom 410
cpu: i5 3570k
mobo: asrock z77 extreme 4
memory: corsair vengeance (2x4g) 1866
psu: raidmax 850w 80+ gold (its overkill but its currently on sale)
ssd : 128gb ocz vertex 4
hdd: wd 750gb blue
heatsink: cm 212 evo
As u can see there is no gpu on that build because i really need some help. I'm stuck between the gtx 660 ti power edition or the gtx 680. The 660 ti is well under my budget but i've been thinking about getting the 680. so which do you guys think is well worth the money? the 660 ti or 680?
P.S I would like some opinion on the build to see if there is some improvements i can make or some of the items may not fit in there. thx guys
that power supply sucks, and get a gtx 670, you can find them for close to 350 bucks on sale these days. yeah their is not much of a performance increase between the 660ti and the 670, but the memory bandwidth could be a problem in future.
My rule of thumb for a gaming pc is to budget twice the cost of the cpu for the graphics card.
It is that important.
By that measure, the GTX670 or a 7950 class card would be appropriate.
The $50-$70 difference between a GTX670 and GTX680 does not seem to be worth it.
But, If you have the budget, and the price difference is not that important to you, then by all means get the GTX680. It is as good as it gets for a single gpu card and if you don.t, you will always be wondering.