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Looking for a good mid-range GPU and appropriate PSU

I'm in the process of selecting parts for a new build. I'll be purchasing an i5-3570K, a Caviar Black 1TB, and 8GB of low-profile ram...all going into a Fractal Arc Mini.

I'm having a hard time with all the GPUs out there. I'm upgrading from an antiquated GTX 275 and I've been out of the market long enough that everything looks foreign to me.

I'm looking to spend in the $250-$350 range. I'd like to stay in the GeForce series as I've never had issues with them in the past.

My rig will be doing some moderate gaming with the latest system requirements out there. So, what are some good suggestions?

660? 670? (may be too expensive) Let me know.

Thanks!

EDIT: Oh, and suggestions on what to use for a PSU. Thanks!
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  1. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/uOCw
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/uOCw/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/uOCw/benchmarks/

    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($264.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $324.98
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-29 11:42 EST-0500)
  2. nix327 said:
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/uOCw
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/uOCw/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/uOCw/benchmarks/

    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($264.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $324.98
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-29 11:42 EST-0500)


    Thanks for the reply!

    I've read a few articles where the 660 Ti is just a throttled 670. Have you heard this?
  3. Any consensus or other opinions?

    *bump*
  4. Phosphonothioic said:
    Thanks for the reply!

    I've read a few articles where the 660 Ti is just a throttled 670. Have you heard this?


    I read it now.. :D..its seems it has problems with memory bandwidth for some games..but its not a major issue though..yeah, but why take a chance right? but then you can consider amd options for the price too..

    Is your budget including the psu?
  5. Radeon HD 7950: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvr795wf33gd

    No bandwidth problem. For 297, you can fly through games. You get FC3, Hitman Absolution, sleeping dogs with the card.


    Just search pcpartpicker for a decent psu. THe reviews will show the best ones most of the time.
  6. nix327 said:
    I read it now.. :D..its seems it has problems with memory bandwidth for some games..but its not a major issue though..yeah, but why take a chance right? but then you can consider amd options for the price too..

    Is your budget including the psu?



    No, my budget is just for the GPU. I was just wondering what wattage I would need to cover the components I listed in my first post.
  7. Best answer
    Phosphonothioic said:
    No, my budget is just for the GPU. I was just wondering what wattage I would need to cover the components I listed in my first post.


    for a single gpu setup a 550w psu is sufficient..and if you intend to sli in the future then get a 750w psu..a modular psu will reduce cable clutter but will cost more..
  8. Best answer selected by Phosphonothioic.
  9. gtx 660
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvn660oc2gd

    gtx 670
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvn670oc2gd

    and no..i'm not a gigabyte fanboy..i know they don't look that great but you are getting good performance for the money..comes with factory oc..

    and for the psu get something form xfx, seasonic, antec or corsair.

    cheers! :)
  10. nix327 said:
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/uOCw
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/uOCw/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/uOCw/benchmarks/

    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($264.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $324.98
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-29 11:42 EST-0500)


    I just ordered that PSU yesterday for myself. Supposed to be great value for the dollar. :D
  11. Synapse79 said:
    I just ordered that PSU yesterday for myself. Supposed to be great value for the dollar. :D


    Thanks, I'll keep that in mind. :)
  12. ALL WRONG GET ANY SEASONIC PSU ON SALE 650W OR GREATER AND 670 CARD OR GREATER IS BETTER THEN YOU DESERVE :p

    BUY SOLELY ON ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE AND IN THE LONG TERM YOU WILL BE MUCH HAPPYER
  13. Hi everyone!
    I am new to PC Gaming. Could you please answer a question for me?
    This is going to be my build:

    1. Intel Core i3-3225 CPU
    2. Gigabyte GTX 760 OC
    3. Asus P8-H77-I Motherboard
    4. Corsair Vengeance Blue 8 GB (2X4 GB) PC3-12800 1600mHz
    5. Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST
    6. 500GB Western Digital Caviar Blue Hard Drive

    Here is the question: Will a 430W Corsair CX430 Power Supply be enough to safely run my build? I think it will be more than enough, right?
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