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January 14, 2013 12:05:33 PM

curious to your guys thoughts.. major set back tho is wondering between HD 7950 or GTX 660Ti ???


here is my build hope you like. any comments would be great!! should i grab a WB hard drive instead??


http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/saved/1ET39B

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January 14, 2013 2:46:53 PM

$1100 - http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xyKH

No Optical drive, and have one 120GB SDD and no HDD haha! But did manage to sqeeze in that beautiful 670 - more power than the stock 680 ;) 
a b 4 Gaming
January 14, 2013 3:30:33 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD55 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($128.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.00 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($51.52 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $964.43
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-14 12:30 EST-0500)
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January 14, 2013 3:32:12 PM

EzioAs said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD55 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($128.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.00 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($51.52 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $964.43
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-14 12:30 EST-0500)






AND WHY 7950>660Ti ????
a b 4 Gaming
January 14, 2013 3:40:55 PM

vinman222 said:
AND WHY 7950>660Ti ????


It's what I prefer. The slightly overall better performance, extra 1GB VRAM, the large overclocking headroom (which can bring it to the performance of a GTX680) and the larger memory bus (less performance hit after applying AA) and all this at an even price or just slightly higher than a 660ti.

However, if you prefer the 660ti, get the 660ti. I'm just picking the parts based on what I would get if I spend around $1,000. Truth be told, personally I think Nvidia's Adaptive V-Sync is a real killer feature (not PhysX or 3D Vision, although they're nice if you really want to try it). Haven't really seen TXAA yet, so can't say it's good.
a b 4 Gaming
January 14, 2013 3:43:34 PM

EzioAs said:
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)


That is an issue.

Microcenter offers that price in store only. If the OP should be lucky enough to live near a microcenter, he should buy the motherboard there as well, as microcenter offers an additional $40 off.
January 14, 2013 3:46:13 PM

EzioAs said:
It's what I prefer. The slightly overall better performance, extra 1GB VRAM, the large overclocking headroom (which can bring it to the performance of a GTX680) and the larger memory bus (less performance hit after applying AA) and all this at an even price or just slightly higher than a 660ti.

However, if you prefer the 660ti, get the 660ti. I'm just picking the parts based on what I would get if I spend around $1,000. Truth be told, personally I think Nvidia's Adaptive V-Sync is a real killer feature (not PhysX or 3D Vision, although they're nice if you really want to try it). Haven't really seen TXAA yet, so can't say it's good.




what exactly is V-sync. im familiar with the others, i guess it really comes down to ...


MEMORY/BANDWIDTH ..VS.. V-SYNC/PHYSX/TXAA !?!?!?!?

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January 14, 2013 4:08:11 PM
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vinman222 said:
what exactly is V-sync. im familiar with the others, i guess it really comes down to ...


MEMORY/BANDWIDTH ..VS.. V-SYNC/PHYSX/TXAA !?!?!?!?


Giving you a full explanation will really take some time. Besides, there are already a lot of tutorials/explanations on this matter.

V-Sync
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- http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=358751
- http://www.offdutygamers.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-...
- http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=928593

Adaptive V-Sync
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- http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/04/16/nvidia_adapti...

PhysX
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- http://www.nvidia.com/object/physx_faq.html

Anti-Aliasing
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- http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2005/07/04/aliasing_fi...

TXAA
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- http://hothardware.com/Reviews/Nvidias-New-TXAA-Antiali...

Other
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- http://www.gamersnexus.net/guides/717-gpu-dictionary-un...
- http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-660-ti-...
- http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-660-ti-...

January 15, 2013 1:32:57 AM

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June 29, 2013 7:02:20 AM

EzioAs said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD55 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($128.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.00 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($51.52 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $964.43
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-14 12:30 EST-0500)


wow, lemme try these. :) 
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