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December 26, 2012 6:33:32 PM

Hello all this is my first time here!
I have a few questions if anyone could help it'd b very appreciated!
So i'm thinking of purchasing either a Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 or 660 ti.
The 660 is ~$229.00 and the 660 ti is ~$279.00 both with 2GB of GDDR5.
I know the ti is obviously the upper level of the two, but is it really worth the extra ~$50?
My current card is the GeForce 9800 GT 512MB so this will be a huge step either way.
My goal is to be able to play any new games (i.e. AC3, BF3, Skyrim, yada yada) at High-Max settings.
Now my CPU and MOBO are a little lacking.
System Specs:
- CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 630 (Quad) ~2.8GHz
- RAM: 8192MB
- MOBO: MSI MS-7623 (Don't really know exactly which it is >_>)
- PSU: Corsair HX850 (850 watts)

I'm rather noobish when it comes to the MOBO so if you need more info let me know!
Also will my CPU bottleneck this Card?

Thank you so much in advance i need a lot of help!

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a b U Graphics card
December 26, 2012 6:41:53 PM

your cpu is a little weak but should be able to handle a 660. get the non ti as the 660 ti is not worth the extra money as you can easily overclock the 660 to 660 ti level
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December 26, 2012 7:01:45 PM

thanks for the reply!
i'll grab the 660 most likely!
Now one more Q, HD 7850 or GTX 660?
7850 is $249.99

**EDIT: 7850 not 7870**
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a b U Graphics card
December 26, 2012 7:05:18 PM

660 definitely . 660 is more powerful than a 7850
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