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.
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.
i think you ment to say 660.
Whoops, yep. My bad.
7870 isn't quite as good as the 660, and actually would've cost more. The 7950 was over budget.
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.
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.
7870 more exspensive and not that much better#
Personally would have saved money on the cooler and upgraded the GPU. Aside from that the build is solid.
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.
Why did you go for an H80 and a 660??
Because liquid cooling and a nice GPU...?
your motherboard doesnt sport sli so why did you get a 660?
Because he still wanted a decent GPU?
My friend has absolutely no plans on purchasing a second GPU.
Well that works to but what if he wants to in the future his **** out of luck
Bit expensive for the SSD and HDD, but other than that, you're good.
Actually the SSD was $60 at MicroCenter and the HDD was something like $85 on Newegg. Not too bad.
Never mind then, you got a few good deals.