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My first Nvidia build!

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December 8, 2012 3:17:29 PM

I sold my old PC. It was a 2500k, 8gigs 1333, 7870.

For a little under 800 after taxes at micro center I built the following:

3570K Ivy
ASROCK Z77 pro3
8gigs of corsair vengeance 1600
evga gtx 660 super clock
dvd-rw sata drive
WD 750GB 32MB black drive
50 dollar antec case with 3 120mm and a 140mm 2 of the 120s I added that do 79cfm each

Stuff I already have:
21" 1680x1050 wide screen lcd
key/mouse/speakers
I reused my kingwin mk650w for now
Windows 7 64-bit home prem

I'm still doing updates and even with a 2.67 megabyte per second download speed I'm still waiting for my steam games to redownload. I could have spent the extra money for the gtx 670 but for the resolution I'll be playing at I think the 660 will do just fine.

One question. The motherboard says it'll do crossfire so does that mean it'll do sli? I plan on upgrading the PSU down the road when I do a GPU upgrade or sli.

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December 8, 2012 3:40:07 PM

No the board will only do crossfire.. But at that resolution i would think a GTX 660 will be enough as is
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December 8, 2012 4:41:55 PM

Thanks for the input. I'm at best a casual gamer. I can't wait for Assassins creed 3 to finish installing so I can see how it does with that game.
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December 8, 2012 4:58:21 PM

Well Assasins creed 3 is pretty intense ffor my 670. Just like Far Cry 3.. Far Cry 3 is pretty GPU taxing
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December 8, 2012 9:25:44 PM

Rockdpm said:
No the board will only do crossfire.. But at that resolution i would think a GTX 660 will be enough as is


The NVIDIA dual GPU terminology is SLI, Crossfire is only for AMD cards.

That build looks pretty good for $800.
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December 8, 2012 9:28:20 PM

g-unit1111 said:
The NVIDIA dual GPU terminology is SLI, Crossfire is only for AMD cards.

That build looks pretty good for $800.

Did you not read the question? He asked if the Pro3 would do SLI... It doesn't


Thus I responded "No the board only does crossfire."
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December 8, 2012 10:35:56 PM

I just played an hour of Assassins Creed 3 on normal settings at 1680x1050 and no lag. Might up the graphics once I get frap or something.
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December 8, 2012 11:39:24 PM

I would try EVGA Precision X or MSI After Burner they can give you FPS in game and screen shots
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December 9, 2012 11:11:29 AM

I have precision x and I selected the exe file for the game but it doesnt show up in the game. I have to play AC3 through uplay since it was a free game with the purchase of the 660.
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December 9, 2012 7:13:22 PM

Did you go to the on screen display server? from the desktop? there is a application detection level you might want to up a notch
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December 9, 2012 7:48:53 PM

Yeah I tried that and even changing the scaling of the fps display. I will check later but I think it could be from installing it from the dvd that came with the motherboard and not downloading the updated version if one is available.
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December 9, 2012 7:59:03 PM

I thought I already told you though. You can't do SLI with the board, what exactly are you trying to fix now?
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December 9, 2012 8:04:32 PM

...............In the application for showing fps you can scale the fps number... I said that I tried scaling the fps display.

Another problem that I never had before is getting 3d mark 11 through steam to work. It doesn't even launch.
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December 9, 2012 8:06:54 PM

Yea 3D Mark through steam is wierd... my friend told me you'd be better off to just get it from 3D Mark's website
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December 9, 2012 8:12:16 PM

I just un-installed VMU or whatever it is called to installed the latest version and 3d mark 11 works now. I feel stupid for installing drivers and software off of the disk that came with the board lol.
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December 9, 2012 8:18:54 PM

Yea always get the latest software online, since online has the latest. Sometimes the drivers on a disk can be as old as 4-6 months
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December 9, 2012 8:22:58 PM

Yeah, when I built it and installed the OS it was like 11 at night and I just wanted it done lol. I have to say for this gtx 660 with a free copy of Assassin's creed 3 for only 219.99 I am very happy with it.
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December 9, 2012 8:27:45 PM

Well i'm glad you are happy with your purchase. I am happy to hear you like the NVIDIA product.
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