Description

This is a build that is intended to be built over the next few months. Since I'm cheap, I'd rather cost the price of the machine over the next few months -- which includes video card & additonal fans, then 8 gb of RAM. I haven't decided on a Video Card, but I'm leaning to an EVGA GeForce 660 or 670.

as of 4/18/13, I got better prices than listed: 3570k - $189, Samsung SSD - $79, Pro4 MB - $69, Ram - $69, Case - $37,

You may have noticed there are two HDD which were from my old amd 5400+ machine. These are only 250gb, 7200GB , SATA3 drives in a mirrored config via Win 7. The Asrock board didn't like my ssd on non-raid and these 2 drives as RAID...argh. These drives will be used to store pictures, music, and apps that I don't care about the performance of the SSD

Let me know your thoughts...

Update: I think the pricepoint of a $200 card is about where I want to be, however, I'm up for reasons why the extra $ is worth the cost. I probably see myself playing some of the following Haken, Mechwarrier, WildStar(when out), NWN (when out)

Comments

  • 80 months ago
  • 4 points

Save your money and get a 7870 xt. You will not regret it.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

my vote is 7970

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

I didn't realize 7970 and 670 are about the same price. how 'bout a good card in high 100s to low 200s?

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

For 250 you can get a 7870 xt the only problem is they sell out like crazy fast so if you're ready to buy make sure you are on the auto-notify list and buy it as soon as it comes out but I would get a 7970 or 670 depending on what you do but if you are doing strictly gaming I would reccomend the 7970 if you can afford it :P

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I would go with the 7870 xt at least to balance out the powerful cpu you already have. That is if this is a gaming pc.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

For 180 I'd go with a 650 ti boost

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I second that. The 650 ti boost is a good card. It can't run demanding games on the highest settings, but it is good for entry level gaming.

  • 80 months ago
  • 0 points

Agreed. Nvidia's price cuts have seriously dominated the $100-200 range - the 650 Ti Boost for $160 to $180 are great, and the 660 at $200 is also great.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're looking for a card around $200 bucks, a 660 would be yours http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-02gp42662kr. But if you can swing the extra money, there is a little bit of a performance boost to the 7870 http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-r78702gd5toc.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

You got your stuff really cheap! Nice job on the patience. Since you are waiting, keep a look out on all 7970 and gtx670 prices. If you find a cheap one, grab it!

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I waited to find a good deal , I was surprised that micro center was so cheap. I drove an hour to get the parts.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Micro center is totally worth it. They offer so many great deals as well as bundles.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Id say a 7850 from msi, great cooling, good price for under 200$ and ca run most games 1080p (exceptions being crysis 3 etc.)

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks all. For the following cards mentioned, could thy support dual monitors in a game, or is that a case where I need 2 cards? If it is supported, what is the limitations in terms of performance or resolution.

650 to boost

660

670

7870 xt ( haven't found it yet)

7970

7850