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Should I Save money and get a 660ti?

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November 8, 2012 8:17:26 PM

So I am making my gaming build right now and I am over my budget.
I want to be below $1100 and I have picked out a gtx 670 ftw edition video card. http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Then I realized that the 660ti - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
was $100 cheaper than the 670 and it looks really good.

I am going to get using 1 monitor on 1920x1080. Will I be getting 60+ frames on this card?

Or should I spend the $100 dollars extra on the 670 ftw? I am not a hardcore gamer and wont be wanting like 100+ frames on everything but I would like at least 50+ on most games on high or ultra.

I want to go with nvidia not AMD.

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PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/mZH7
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/mZH7/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/mZH7/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($226.99 @ Newegg Canada)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.91 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.06 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($349.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Canada Computers)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($157.68 @ DirectCanada)
Total: $1165.58
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-08 20:08 EST-0500)

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November 8, 2012 8:26:56 PM

I'd definitely go for the 670 - the 660TI is decent but the Radeon 7950 is better in the same price range. 1866 RAM isn't needed though but get 1600 instead.
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November 8, 2012 8:32:47 PM

Good build. So why not just get a standard GTX670 and meet in the middle on price. You can overclock it a bit, probably to what the FTW card is clocked at and be done with it.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

I agree with the 1600 RAM unless the difference is only a few bucks then go for it.
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November 8, 2012 9:52:53 PM

no, get the 7950 and save $100, or get the 7970 for the same price and better performance

edit: saw the Nvidia preference, sorry
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November 14, 2012 8:58:00 PM

g-unit1111 said:
I'd definitely go for the 670 - the 660TI is decent but the Radeon 7950 is better in the same price range. 1866 RAM isn't needed though but get 1600 instead.


Changed the ram to 1600.

And I probally will go with the http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produ [...] 6814127685
or put up $50 more and get the FTW.
I was looking at Motherboards and whats the difference between the extreme 3 and extreme 4?

Ex 4- http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Ex 3- http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
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