I've recently build up my pc with the following parts,
cpu: Intel Core i5 3570
mb: lga1155 ASUS P8H77-M-LE
ram: G.Skill Sniper (Dual) 2x4gb ddr3 1600 CL9 (F3 12800CL9D 8GBSR2)
atx: NZXT Phantom
psu: Seasonic (S12II) 620watts PSU 80Plus Bronze PHP 3400.00
hdd int 3.5: WDC Caviar Black 500gb
mon: LG 23\" (IPS234V) LED IPS Panel
As you can see, there is no video card yet. I'm looking to get a 660 Ti, but I'm not sure yet which one will I buy, reference/non-reference and what brand. As you can see in my build, I wont be overclocking. And I will also stick to air-cooling. Please give suggestions and comments for my build and video card. Thanks!
Get the Gigabyte model. Its quiet and cool, and not over priced like the ASUS model.
Though at the price point, suggest looking into a HD7950.
Unforetunately they only have these 660 ti's from where I buy:
Inno3d GTX 660 Ti 2gb/192bit ddr5
Asus GTX 660 Ti DirectCU II 2gb/192bit (OC Ed)
Asus GTX 660 Ti DirectCU II 2gb/192bit (TOP Ed)
EVGA GTX 660 Ti 2gb/192bit ddr5
EVGA GTX 660 Ti 3gb/192bit ddr5 Superclocked w/Backplate
Gainward GTX 660 Ti Phantom 2gb/192bit ddr5
Inno3d GTX 660 Ti iChill HerculeZ 2000 2gb/192bit ddr5
MSI GTX 660 Ti Power Edition 2gb/192bit ddr5 (OC Ed)
Palit GTX 660 Ti Jetstream 2gb/192bit
Zotac GTX 660 Ti 2gb/192bit ddr5
Zotac GTX 660 Ti AMP! 2gb/192bit ddr5 pcie
I also took 7950 as a choice, but as with my readings, 660 ti is the best for my build since I'm only using monitor with 1920x1080. and I'm not planning to overclock. I think also 660 Ti also consumes less power and produce less heat. Is there a good reason why I should go with 7950?