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What graphics card and psu should i get?

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December 28, 2012 3:47:04 PM

Hey, I am planing to get new gpu for as upgrade for my system.

current setup
i5-3570k cpu stock cooler (will be getting noctua cooler while buying the gpu)
asus p8z77-v lkmotherboard
8 gb kingston blu 1600 ghz ram
500 W BFG powersupply (i want to upgrade this too, since it is quite loud and is not modular)
antec 300 case
64 GB SSD boot drive
hd radeon 512 mb
asus xonar DGX sound card
1080p 60 hz monitor

So I play mostly fps games and would like to try max out as best as i can with single card, money is not technically problem but the problem is that i don't want to waste it for complete overkill. I am thinking of gettiing gtx 680, but should i go with 670? (note i would like to get as much performance i could with single card)

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a b B Homebuilt system
a c 109 U Graphics card
December 28, 2012 3:53:59 PM

Get the 670 gtx, it has better value performance price, the difference between a 670 and a 680 is really minimal.

Get this : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


It has the 680 gtx pcb, it has a high oc from factory and oc well beyond that.

But there's also a good cheap 680 gtx : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

As for the psu, if you want a quality modular get :

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or

http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=62224&vpn=P1750BNLG9&m...
Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
a c 117 U Graphics card
December 28, 2012 3:55:45 PM

a quality 550 watt PSU will be fine for that and allow overclocking of the cpu and graphics. now i am a bit confused(?) when you want the most frame rates but yet don't want an overkill . . IMO, spending $100 more for a 680 over a 670 for 5% is an overkill; know what i mean there?

so with that in mind i would like to suggest:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($359.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $419.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-28 12:52 EST-0500)

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December 28, 2012 5:33:57 PM

Anonymous said:
a quality 550 watt PSU will be fine for that and allow overclocking of the cpu and graphics. now i am a bit confused(?) when you want the most frame rates but yet don't want an overkill . . IMO, spending $100 more for a 680 over a 670 for 5% is an overkill; know what i mean there?

so with that in mind i would like to suggest:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($359.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $419.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-28 12:52 EST-0500)



Yeah by overkill i meant like buying 100 e more card for 5%

I could find that gpu from my local shop (i have 100 e gift card for it so i would like to buy from there ;)  )

Could not find the psu's in there thought :/ 
a b B Homebuilt system
a c 109 U Graphics card
December 28, 2012 5:51:56 PM

What's the website ?...
Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
a c 117 U Graphics card
December 28, 2012 5:56:57 PM

jukki said:
Yeah by overkill i meant like buying 100 e more card for 5%

I could find that gpu from my local shop (i have 100 e gift card for it so i would like to buy from there ;)  )

Could not find the psu's in there thought :/ 


most local shops seem to have a better selection of PSUs than graphics cards but you may be spending a bit much using 100 e for a 550 -650 watt PSU. i will spare you the long lecture on how getting too big of a PSU can be a bad thing because efficiency takes a nose dive when less than a 20% load during idle.

but it would not be a bad thing to spend that on a antec, corsair, XFX or seasonic GOLD rated PSU (and possibly modular).

most GTX 670s are great but there are a few that stand out like the MSI PE, asus DCII Top, or the EVGA Sig 2. if your shop has any of those on the shelf, you would do well getting one as long as the cost isn't too much more than others.

if you have the time to list what choices you have i am sure you will get good feedback from djangorino and others since i have a few errands to run in a minute . .
December 28, 2012 8:21:38 PM

Ok i might go with the asus one, thought msi one would fit the blue colored components :D .

Would the asus one fit in to my antec 300 case
a b B Homebuilt system
a c 109 U Graphics card
December 28, 2012 8:30:27 PM

Maximum video card size: 11"/279mm in antec 300

Asus 670 gtx size : 10.7 "/271mm

So it will fit, no problem at all.
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