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November 25, 2012 9:38:19 PM

So I'm building a new computer and was looking at both of these cards. So I'm having issues in deciding whether I should get a GTX 660 or a GTX 560 Ti.

If I can get a GTX 660 which costs less then I could use the extra $$$ to go towards a better CPU (Not to mention the free copy of AC3 that comes with it ;)  ). Though if the GTX 560 Ti proves to be better then the GTX 660 by a huge margin then I don't mind settling with the GTX 560 Ti no matter my current CPU.

So I need some opinions on which one I should get due to the performance between the two.

GTX 660
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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GTX 560 Ti
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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November 25, 2012 9:47:57 PM

the 660 is by far the better card.
IMHO the 560ti isn't worth more than $150 since the release of kepler the 660.
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November 25, 2012 9:51:12 PM

you really didn't mention your budget or any of your other hardware but even if you were playing at 800x600 I would still tell you to get the 660. I had 2 560's and they both SUCKED! they sucked so bad I never had either one more than a week.
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November 25, 2012 10:04:14 PM

Yeah sorry for not putting my build, I didn't think I needed too. Here's my build:

Antec Twelve Hundred V3 Black Steel ATX Full Tower Unbeatable Gaming Case
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate Barracuda Green ST1500DL003 1.5TB 5900 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Hard Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD5 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA 02G-P3-1568-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Graphics Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LITE-ON Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model iHDS118-04 - OEM
DVD Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power
Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
Memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (Getting 2 of these)

AMD FX-4100 Zambezi 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor FD4100WMGUSBX
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

My limit is $900 (it doesn't seem like that but theirs rebates which reduce it to $900) As you can see my CPU isn't so good so I wanted to reduce my graphics card price if I could towards a better CPU. Though if I saw that the GTX 560ti was better then the GTX660 then I wouldn't mind settling with the GTX560ti.
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November 25, 2012 10:21:19 PM

in reality how much would you really gain by buying the "best" cpu ? somebody say the 4100 was junk and you should spend more money to get 5 more FPS that the high end might give you ?... better off with the GPU.
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November 25, 2012 10:23:15 PM

Are u kidding me . Why the hell are u getting that CPU . 965 Be can easily outperform it.

So change it

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ptaQ

CPU

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $89.99NCIX US
Motherboard

Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $143.20NCIX US

Memory

G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $24.99 Newegg
Storage

Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $99.99Newegg
Video Card

EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card $249.99 Newegg

Case

Antec Twelve Hundred V3 ATX Full Tower Case $109.99 Newegg

Power Supply

Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $59.99 Newegg

Optical Drive

Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $25.28 CompUSA

Base Total: $871.13
Mail-in Rebates: -$75.00
Shipping: $7.29
Total: $803.42

Also if its allowed to me why dont you change the case ? Graphite 600 T would be great ! Its just 30 More

http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=61431&vpn=CC600TM&manu...

830$ Last build if u add that case
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November 25, 2012 10:47:11 PM

prototype18 said:
Are u kidding me . Why the hell are u getting that CPU . 965 Be can easily outperform it.

So change it

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ptaQ

CPU

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $89.99NCIX US
Motherboard

Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $143.20NCIX US

Memory

G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $24.99 Newegg
Storage

Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $99.99Newegg
Video Card

EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card $249.99 Newegg

Case

Antec Twelve Hundred V3 ATX Full Tower Case $109.99 Newegg

Power Supply

Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $59.99 Newegg

Optical Drive

Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $25.28 CompUSA

Base Total: $871.13
Mail-in Rebates: -$75.00
Shipping: $7.29
Total: $803.42

Also if its allowed to me why dont you change the case ? Graphite 600 T would be great ! Its just 30 More

http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=61431&vpn=CC600TM&manu...

830$ Last build if u add that case


Yeah I had that same reaction when I was setting up the CPU towards games on game-debate.com which is the reason I was trying to get a better one.

My friend is going to build this computer with me so I'll ask him to give your build a look before I checkout. If I'm not able to use your build then I'm going to have to go with your idea to get the GTX 660ti instead, especially since it's only a $10 difference and the 660ti looks better.
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November 25, 2012 10:49:33 PM

Well i got ya 100 $ :D 

And 660 Ti performs better than the other cards(look link i posted on my first post in this thread)

Hope your friend will like this buld. Its way better than the one you linked us :) 
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November 25, 2012 10:55:11 PM

Best answer selected by StrawHat313.
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November 25, 2012 10:59:14 PM

Well Thank you for the best answer.

Good luck with your build !
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