Hi. I am looking to finally build my first system around mid march and there is just 2 parts I am trying to decide between. The first one is the mobo. I am currently looking to buy the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H for $135. I am looking for a motherboard cheaper than the D3H although I am convinced that is the best board for the price range and I am going to have to deal with paying that much. was wondering if there was any other good motherboards that were about as good as the GA-Z77X-D3H or ASRock Z77 extreme 4. The Extreme4 raised from like $114 to $150 in canada recently for some reason, or I would of totally got that board. Only getting Asus, ASRock, MSI or Gigabyte.
Deciding between a MSI GTX 660 Twin Frozr or an EVGA 660 SUPERCLOCKED. The EVGA 660 SC is a bit cheaper by about a few dollars, which won't make a difference so i'm willing to pay more if the MSI is more performance, even by a minor bit. Must be one of those 2 cards. Don't try and suggest an AMD card, not that I don't like AMD but the main game I will be playing is optimized more for nvidia cards and it's just a preference.
List of remaining computer parts below if needed. Any help is appreciated, thanks.
GTX 660 would have been a good choice a few months ago... but the 7870 LE (aka a crippled 7950) is going to give you alot more for you dollar than the 660. Even though the game is optimized for nvidia, this card is in a tier above the 660 and will still probably perform better. This card compares to the 660 ti.