GeForce 650 TI OC / 660 OC

Hi, I'm wondering if it's worth stretching to the 660 for my pc. I'll be mainly using it for flight simulator x and I want good frame rates on max settings with powerful addons. The PC I'll be using will be ( with the hard drive and optical separate ) : http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/barebones/bb-37708d.html

Thanks in advance! :)

The graphics cards :

650: http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/nvidiageforcegraphicscards/nvidiagtx650tikeplerseries/gv-n65toc-2gi.html
660: http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/nvidiageforcegraphicscards/nvidiagtx660keplerseries/gv-n660oc-2gd.html
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  1. http://www.geforce.co.uk/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-660/performance

    I'm not commen with the simulator, but as you can see in the link, the GTX 660 is way more powerful than the GTX 650 ti. I'd stretch it a Little, it might come in handy if you're going to add more addons or new simulators comes out you would be more "future proof" if there is such a thing.
  2. I7's are not good for gaming. i5's match/beat them for $100 less.

    Also, I wouldn't trust the "750w" "gaming" power supply. Most likely, it's a generic PSU. Maybe an Apevia or DiabloTek.

    For max settings, I would go for a 2GB 7850. The low end 6XX series have bandwidth issues with high resolutions along with AA.
  3. samuelspark said:
    I7's are not good for gaming. i5's match/beat them for $100 less.

    Also, I wouldn't trust the "750w" "gaming" power supply. Most likely, it's a generic PSU. Maybe an Apevia or DiabloTek.

    For max settings, I would go for a 2GB 7850. The low end 6XX series have bandwidth issues with high resolutions along with AA.


    Many professional flight simmers all seem to use the i7, I'm a bit confused as to why an i5 would be better? Also, the graphics card, are you meaning this over the 660? http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/amdradeongraphicscards/amdhd7850series/gv-r785oc-2gd.html
  4. Stop talking about the processor, he is asking for the GPU, which has nothing to do with his i7 (It is better for flight simulators anyway)

    What is your resolution? anything above 1200p (and multi-monitor) will give low framerates for the type of GPU you are looking for. But if not, then yes, the GTX 660 is worth going for as it is much more powerful than the 650. The AMD HD 7850 will have a better performance if you up the AA, but might not be as powerful as the GTX 660 if you keep at maybe 4x AA.
  5. Ravyu said:
    Stop talking about the processor, he is asking for the GPU, which has nothing to do with his i7 (It is better for flight simulators anyway)

    What is your resolution? anything above 1200p (and multi-monitor) will give low framerates for the type of GPU you are looking for. But if not, then yes, the GTX 660 is worth going for as it is much more powerful than the 650. The AMD HD 7850 will have a better performance if you up the AA, but might not be as powerful as the GTX 660 if you keep at maybe 4x AA.


    Most likely, above 1200p, any suggestions please? :ange:

    ( Sorry for the late reply )
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