I have one build with OC'ing intentions, but I'm not sure if I want to OC or not yet. I'm not 100% sure it's necessary in my case. I'll just be using it for surfing the internet and playing games. I want to be able to enjoy them on pretty high settings, and to have everything look good.
Can someone please look at these two builds and let me know if they'd change anything, or if I did anything wrong, or which they'd prefer? I can't decide if I want the ability to OC in the future. I'm pretty sure it's something I would never take advantage of.
More aboutrate builds please
Ocing is great, you can squeeze out a lot of performance, but your graphics card is horrible, the 660Ti has been an utter flop. Would you like me to recommend a better build? What is your budget and usage?
My budget is around $900, and I plan on using this computer to surf the internet, playing games, and storing music and pictures. Yeah, if you think I can do better, then please, let me see some other options.
You'll regret a 64GB SSD. I've gone that route, and you end up playing the disk management game just about every day.
Now that you can get 120GB drives for less than $100 reliably now, I'd say that's a pretty good minimum.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/uVYY You don't get the SSD but the 7950 is wayyyy better than the 660Ti. If you don't want to OC, don't, but get the K because if you decide to you can get some great results.
Hmmmm. Quite a bit overbudget for me as it sits. Is there any reason I can't just use the 7950 in my original build? Is there a reason the 660ti is apparently a POS?
yes, you could use the 7950 in your original build. The 600Ti is a POS because it is way more expensive than the 7870 yet it gets crushed by it