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Gaming PC build: 660ti or 670?

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December 8, 2012 2:59:09 PM

Hi,

I want to build a system in maybe half a years time for gaming at high/ultra settings, maybe recording and video editing as well.

With haswell coming out, my specs aren't final, just a rough idea I can adapt if new, better products come out.

My specs so far are (leaving out the non-important stuff):

Intel Core i5 3570k (will overclock to 4.4Ghz)

Corsair Hydro Series H100i closed loop cooler

Asus Sabertooth Z77 Motherboard

Corsair HX850 850w PSU

I want to plug my pc into a 1080p tv, and was wondering whether I should get the EVGA GTX 670 4GB SC or the EVGA GTX 660ti 3GB SC cards. I've heard the 660ti's memory bus is poor, but I've also heard a 670 is overkill for just gaming and lightweight video recording/editing.

I don't want to go for AMD cards, as this is my first PC build, and every other pc me/my dad own have Nvidia cards, so I am more familiar with them.

What should I go for? If you recommend completely different cards I dont mind.

I will not strecth to a 680, definitely overkill and waaaaaay too costly for me. :( 

LINK TO 660ti PAGE: http://www.amazon.co.uk/EVGA-660Ti-GDDR5-Graphics-Card/...

LINK TO 670 PAGE: http://www.amazon.co.uk/EVGA-GTX-Graphics-Card-Backplat...

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December 8, 2012 3:11:34 PM

I don't know how prices compare in the uk, but look at the 7950, in the us it is less than the 670, and it is just as powerful. Also, I don't think I should recommend any part. The new i5's are going to be out by then. So that means the motherboard you want won't matter, ddr4 ram will probably be out, by then. Windows 8 might make sense to get for a desktop. The high end cards for the 700 and 8000 series will be out, and there is no way of telling which one will be better at this point. All of the cards that you are looking at might be a full $100 less by that time. It really isn't the best idea to make you build until maybe a month before you actually get the pc, and things can even change in that length of time.
December 8, 2012 3:16:04 PM

Ok, thanks :)  Is there any way to close this question?
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December 8, 2012 3:17:27 PM

Selecting best answer, but I don't think you can delete posts.
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December 8, 2012 3:22:59 PM

would avoid the 660 ti not worth it's price right now.
December 8, 2012 3:34:53 PM

I got a 660Ti, for a good price at the time I got it.

It maxes out ANYTHING at 1080P...easily. Far Cry 3 easy, Crysis 1 and 2 easy.

Especially with those latest drivers like 310.70, they make a difference.
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December 8, 2012 3:38:00 PM

Oh 660 ti is NOT a bad card it's actually quite good for 1080 res just currently not worth it's price
December 8, 2012 3:42:19 PM

Thats true. If I were getting the best Bang-For-Buck 1080P card for multiple displays from Nvidia, it would be a regular 660.
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December 8, 2012 4:20:23 PM

But, the best bang for you buck is a 7870 or 7950!
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December 8, 2012 4:44:24 PM

Actually i say for NV 660/670 are best bang for buck! For AMD 7870/7950 are best bang for buck!
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December 8, 2012 4:47:36 PM

lt_dan_zsu said:
I don't know how prices compare in the uk, but look at the 7950, in the us it is less than the 670, and it is just as powerful. Also, I don't think I should recommend any part. The new i5's are going to be out by then. So that means the motherboard you want won't matter, ddr4 ram will probably be out, by then. Windows 8 might make sense to get for a desktop. The high end cards for the 700 and 8000 series will be out, and there is no way of telling which one will be better at this point. All of the cards that you are looking at might be a full $100 less by that time. It really isn't the best idea to make you build until maybe a month before you actually get the pc, and things can even change in that length of time.


HD 7950 compare to GTX 660 Ti, not to GTX 670. GTX 670 is faster than them both.
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December 8, 2012 5:09:07 PM

Sunius said:
HD 7950 compare to GTX 660 Ti, not to GTX 670. GTX 670 is faster than them both.
+1 that's true.
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