Description

This build was for a friend, budgeted for $1000 we got everything with instant savings and rebates for $1011.

The build is only for gaming and normal computer use. I'm very pleased with how the build turned out and how cheap we got it.

Comments

  • 86 months ago
  • 4 points

Why not a 7870 instead of the 660? You also may have been able to get a 7950 in there if you had lowered the PSU a bit.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

i think you ment to say 660.

  • 86 months ago
  • 2 points

Whoops, yep. My bad.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

7870 isn't quite as good as the 660, and actually would've cost more. The 7950 was over budget.

  • 86 months ago
  • 3 points

A 7870 is about on par with the 660. It pulls ahead in some games, and falls behind in others. The 7870 is probably slightly better.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

You're right. Where the 660 lacks in frame rates, the 7870 is slightly better, but with PhysX the 660 can give you slightly better graphics settings a slightly lower FPS. The 7870 also OCs a little better than the 660 while the 660 has better stock speeds, but my friend has no need for overclocking and 660 suited his needs at his price range. I should also mention the 660 purchased is the Superclocked edition.

And again, the 660 was purchased on sale for less than the 7870 would've been.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

7870 more exspensive and not that much better#

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  • 86 months ago
  • 2 points

Personally would have saved money on the cooler and upgraded the GPU. Aside from that the build is solid.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

The cooler was on sale. The original build was for the H60, but we got the H80 locally for about $20 less than MSRP plus a $10 rebate.

The card is a GTX 660 SC and fit the budget nicely. Anything more would've set us over budget, but we still got a stellar card.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

Why did you go for an H80 and a 660??

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

Because liquid cooling and a nice GPU...?

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

your motherboard doesnt sport sli so why did you get a 660?

  • 86 months ago
  • 2 points

Because he still wanted a decent GPU?

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

My friend has absolutely no plans on purchasing a second GPU.

  • 85 months ago
  • 0 points

Well that works to but what if he wants to in the future his **** out of luck

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

Bit expensive for the SSD and HDD, but other than that, you're good.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually the SSD was $60 at MicroCenter and the HDD was something like $85 on Newegg. Not too bad.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

Never mind then, you got a few good deals.