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Reply #45 on: July 24, 2013, 07:47:31 pm
With my question unanswered in the previous post i just chose one. Lets see what this build does...

Sorry, if you edit a post after I viewed it, it does not show up in my list of unread posts. Will look at your build. The price range you have is from good to pretty neat. Wide list of choices in that price range. Want to narrow it down maybe to a $50 upper/lower limit?

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Reply #46 on: July 24, 2013, 08:08:40 pm
With my question unanswered in the previous post i just chose one. Lets see what this build does...

Sorry, if you edit a post after I viewed it, it does not show up in my list of unread posts. Will look at your build. The price range you have is from good to pretty neat. Wide list of choices in that price range. Want to narrow it down maybe to a $50 upper/lower limit?
$200-250

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Reply #47 on: July 24, 2013, 09:14:58 pm
$200-250

The GTX 660 you configured is the overclocked version and has awesome performance - for less than your $200 price range. The problem with many of these versions is that you have to find a site that reliably benchmarks them against other "known" cards to get a feel for how they stack up.

Here is the Passmark site with more or less a reference for each card: http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html

But they don't break out the OC and SC variants, for instance.

Here is a review of the model you configured: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/2023/10/ (Not my favorite site, but you have to take what you can get.)

I absolutely love the MSI Twin Frozer series - I have two of their Radeon HD cards, a new HD 7770 (got it for about $80) and an older HD 7950 which I bought in late Dec 2011 or maybe early 2012. They are quiet as anything, run everything I need and I've not yet had to overclock them.

I think lately Nvidia is better value for money than Radeon, so your choice there is solid as well.

Note that the newer, and better performing GTX 660 Ti is still in your $250 price range. As is the Radeon HD 7950 after rebates. :)

Short list of cards and rough price in your range.

Card3D MarkPrice
GeForce GTX 660 Ti   4,694$249.99
Radeon HD 79504,617$269.99
Radeon HD 78704,247$219.00
GeForce GTX 6604,111$194.99
Radeon HD 78503,701$148.46
Radeon HD 77702,156$114.99

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Reply #48 on: July 24, 2013, 09:22:46 pm
Lich98: Also, you are short-changing yourself on RAM. Don't get less than 16GB.

Edit:

This thread is such a catch-all, with the new category, I'm going to lock this thread. Please start a new thread.

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