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EDIT: Just replaced my GTX 660 and installed the GTX 770, Wow! It is awesome. Tomb Raider Benchmark in Ultra Settings gets an average of 96 fps! (that is without v-sync). Runs Crysis 3 on Very High and SMAA 1x at 90-120 fps. I actually have Geforce Experience customize the graphics for Crysis 3 (which makes some graphic options lower than very high), run it on SMAA 1x and it maintains a very steady 120 fps. It runs modded out Skyrim in max settings at a very steady 60 fps. I also recently overclocked my CPU to 4.0 Ghz.

Original Post with the GTX 660: This is my very first build. I use it for gaming. It has worked really well so far. All I've played on it is Tomb Raider and Crysis 3. Runs Tomb Raider in Ultra settings at 50-60 fps and runs Crysis in Very High settings at 50-70 fps. CPU hasn't gone above 49 C with the hyper evo, which I just added. I had the stock cooler in there for about a week. It was loud. Crysis would bring it up to 59 C in about 10 minutes. Today I played Crysis for about 45 minutes and the CPU didn't get past 49 C.

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  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I like the build! Would personally just spend a little more money on the case. (Corsair 200R).

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree but very strong and balanced build

  • 69 months ago
  • 0 points

Cases are just for aesthetics anyway for all air cooling. You mean spend more on the gpu ftw. : P

  • 69 months ago
  • 0 points

Nope. My friend runs a really cheap case and his R9 290 almost maxes out its fans when playing Battlefield 4 because of the bad airflow.

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

Amd always run hotter than nivida. But besides that, I don't know what his fan configuration or how much he overclocks, or if the fans are "maxed out". Maybe they're just on high like they should be for a high end game like that. Or bad gpu maybe, idk.

Way too many factors going on to just blame a case.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Very Nice Build. I have the same case and CPU with stock cooling. Im thinking of getting the Hyper 212. Did you have any problems getting it to fit? Also did the Hyper 212 come with 2 fans for the heat sink?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

No problems, a little tight though, I can't fit a fan between the heat sink and the wall of the tower

  • 69 months ago
  • 0 points

Kind of a low end gpu for playing Crysis 3. Shoulda got the 760 instead. But cool looking build besides that.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

A 760 is almost $50 more, and with a budget like this, I'm going to assume they did not want to wait for that money.

  • 69 months ago
  • 0 points

If he's getting 60-70FPS (very high settings) on Crysis 3, why does he need to upgrade the card? That's pretty solid for most budget gamers.

  • 69 months ago
  • 0 points

On ultra settings at 1080p there's 0.0% chance his fps is at 60-75fps, which obviously he didn't specify. That's for low or maybe medium settings with certain effects turned off.

  • 69 months ago
  • 0 points

There was specification..."runs Crysis in Very High settings at 60-70 fps". It's in the description. This could be stretching the truth, sure, but I'm going by the description.

  • 69 months ago
  • 0 points

Either way he still didn't say ultra setting, which is higher than very high. (But Usually settings go: low, medium, high, ultra)

Also depends if your playing single or multiple player mode with 40 others and lots of special effect going on everywhere at once. Which wasn't specified either.

  • 69 months ago
  • 0 points

I never said ultra, bro. Literally quoted the description. Let it go.

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  • 69 months ago
  • 0 points

The 760 performs much better but that doesn't mean the 660 is bad, it's that perfect sweet spot for budget builds. Even the CUDA cores aren't as much of a loss as you would think. More never always means better.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Please tell me your joking? 760 performs better than a 660ti, which itself is a decent upgrade from a 660.

"GTX 760 ends up coming within 3% of the soon to be retired GTX 670 and easily surpasses the GTX 660 Ti" http://www.anandtech.com/show/7103/nvidia-geforce-gtx-760-review/18