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November 5, 2012 5:00:05 PM

Hi,
I am planning to get this config, Please provide your review comments on any upgrade that is better than this in roughly same amount of money..

i5 - 3570K
Asrock Z77 Extreme 4
Seagate 7200 RPM 1 TB
ASUS MODEL IS VE228T
Vengeance 1600MHz 8GB
TX 750V2 Corsair
CM 690 II Advanced (3.0 USB Edition)

For GPU, I am still confused.. If someone could help me out on that. Please reply in your preference order as product value for money : GTX 560, GTX 560Ti, GTX 660 and GTX 660Ti.. Any other review comments are welcome.

Thanks in advance.
SV

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November 5, 2012 5:01:50 PM

Well the 560 and 560TI are no longer worth purchasing. The 660 and 660TI are better, but for the same amount of money the Radeon 7950 beats them both.

I'm not really a fan of the CM 690, there's better cases you can get for the money. I'd get the Corsair 400R over that one.
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November 5, 2012 5:17:03 PM

ok, thanks. will look more..
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November 5, 2012 5:55:31 PM

stock cooler? it's not very good for overclocking, I'd recommend to get some after market.

and if you do get something, don't get vengance, those tall heatspreaders just get in the way and serve no real purpose.

as far as GPU, you gotta give some criteria as to what kind of performance are you looking for. Like, what resolution, what type of games, what settings?

660 is alright for 1080p mid to high settings shouldn't be a problem for the next two years.
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November 5, 2012 6:43:49 PM

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stock cooler? it's not very good for overclocking, I'd recommend to get some after market.


If you're not going to overclock there's actually no point in purchasing the 3570K, you could go H77 and i5-3470 and save money there.

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and if you do get something, don't get vengance, those tall heatspreaders just get in the way and serve no real purpose.


Definitely agree 100% here.

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660 is alright for 1080p mid to high settings shouldn't be a problem for the next two years.


660 is decent, it's actually somewhat disappointing from what I hear. The Radeon 7950 is far better for the same price. I have dual 7870's on my system and it is amazing.
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November 5, 2012 9:08:26 PM

660 is decent for what it's supposed to be. the Ti was a major disappointment for me.
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November 5, 2012 9:22:41 PM

Would opt for AMD variants, the 7950 is better than the 660 Ti for the same price. Overclocks better, performs better at stock, and more VRAM for future games. Currently 3GB is kinda a lot, but possibly in the future you'll need it.

As you can see here:
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/08/23/galaxy_gtx_66...
The 7950 is better than the 660 Ti by a long shot, and comparable to the GTX 670. Plus it's cheaper and yeah. Although, you should note the review is after max overclocks. Which with GPUs nowadays are pretty easy.
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