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GTX 660 or a more budget friendly card? Some help please.

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October 22, 2012 3:32:10 PM

I had plans to go with a GTX 660 overclocked by MSI and now am thinking I maybe don't really need it. Mostly my rig will be for work, web design / development and some autocad work & movies at 1080p. I would like to maybe play one game only BF3.

So my question is what other graphic cards do you recommend that's more budget friendly and will suit my needs?


Just the main components for my rig.

ASUS VH232H Glossy Black 23" 5ms Widescreen Full HD 1080p LCD Monitor w/Speakers & HDMI

Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

ASRock Z77 Pro4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77

Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz


So any recommends on a different graphic card and can I get the reason why behind it?
a b U Graphics card
October 22, 2012 4:14:40 PM

if you are not too worried about graphics a 650ti should do the job:
Benchmark
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-650-ti-...
Newegg:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

but you have a great build there, nice MOBO/CPU/MEMORY personally i think that a 660 ti would be a match for it, but if you really aren't playing so much you can go with the 650TI for half of the price, and battlefield should run at 30+ fps...
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October 22, 2012 8:48:07 PM

ricardois said:
if you are not too worried about graphics a 650ti should do the job:
Benchmark
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-650-ti-...
Newegg:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

but you have a great build there, nice MOBO/CPU/MEMORY personally i think that a 660 ti would be a match for it, but if you really aren't playing so much you can go with the 650TI for half of the price, and battlefield should run at 30+ fps...


I was initial going for the 660ti but members of this community help me out and said that the over clock version if the 660 would performe better if not slightly better then the 660ti so that's why I went for the oc 660 instead but now am thinking if I should cut the cost and go with a more budget friendly graphic card. I will take a look at those links.

Ha I do plan on going with 16gb ram and a ssd for this rig maybe 2-3 months after I purchase.

Thank you for your input.
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a b U Graphics card
October 22, 2012 9:25:04 PM

660 is an amazing card if you want to go with Nvidia it appears to be the best card in the current lineup
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a b U Graphics card
October 23, 2012 1:30:03 PM

mrmarcdhs said:
I was initial going for the 660ti but members of this community help me out and said that the over clock version if the 660 would performe better if not slightly better then the 660ti so that's why I went for the oc 660 instead but now am thinking if I should cut the cost and go with a more budget friendly graphic card. I will take a look at those links.

Ha I do plan on going with 16gb ram and a ssd for this rig maybe 2-3 months after I purchase.

Thank you for your input.


yes, i'm not saying that the 660 is not good, just that the 660 ti would be a nice match for that computer settings in a overall view.

but yes you can go with a overclocked 660, i'm not sure that a SSD will help you much, personally i would save the money on the SSD and take a better GPU.

Go with the 660 superclocked:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

will be great for you.
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