Building a Gaming PC

Trickszoid

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hi i am building a pc for the first time so i bought the P8H61 MLE and the core i3 second gen with 4gb kingston ram and 500 gb hdd and a Corsair HX520 520Watt Modualr PSU i have a choice between a 650 ti Boost or a 660 which should i choose that will run the new games and also upcoming ones such as cod ghost ,bf4 and titanfall etc is it good enough also is my hardware good enough for heavy gaming ??
 

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If your budget right now is $200 for a gpu, then you can't even get a 760. The 270x is really your only option. The fps difference between the two cards will be minimal. We're talking a few frames in either direction based on the game. But once mantle is released, the 270x will become noticeably stronger in games supporting mantle. Which will be in the near future.

The i3 might not even bottleneck at all, but if it does I'd say 10-25% MAX. Then you will notice the increase when you get your i5.

Your RAM really should be upgraded soon as well. 4GB is too low for mid-high level gaming.

With a capable cpu, the 270x averages over 60fps in BF4 on high settings in 1080p. So pretty good for a $200~ card. And that is WITHOUT mantle.

 

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Either card will get you about the same performance. Although neither are really very good by today's standards. I would expect around 30fps~ on medium settings 1080p for pretty much most new games...and I might be being a little generous.
 

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lol uhm how about a 660 Ti would that do ? but i checked with medium to high 1080p and AA disabled i should get around 40 to 60 fps hopefully on a 660 is that true ?
 

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obviously the 660ti will be best out of those 3. That statistic is a very rough estimation and a lot of that depends on the game itself and how intensive it is.
 

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If you can safely spend $200~ would suggest getting a 270x. One of the best price/performance cards on the market right now, and it runs very good temps. But the rest of your specs are also a little dated for today's games...
 

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Agreed. Although I would still opt for the 270x as it is cheaper still. But either way, his second gen i3 might bottleneck either of those cards, even if it is just a little bit. And the 4GB of RAM doesn't really help for modern day gaming.

 

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I agree, but the 270x is a better price/performance ratio at the moment. As a 760 generally runs $260~ and a 270x runs about $220~ for practically the same performance.

 

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He could double his RAM with the money he saves...plus with a 270x he will take advantage of mantle which will give him an edge over the 760 in games that support it. Even if money wasn't an issue it just makes more sense.
 

Trickszoid

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4gb ram is for starting off i will double it in February the thing is my budget is 200$ and if you say i should get a r9 270x i might consider it how much fps difference will i have also if i bottleneck a lot i will sell my i3 second gen and get a second gen i5 later on in February and what would be the difference in FPS on games like cod ghost n battlefield 4 while comparing the 270x and the 660 and the 760
 

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i have heard overclocking ruins the hardware so i won't be doing that even if it doesn't ruin it or it makes performance better
 

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If your budget right now is $200 for a gpu, then you can't even get a 760. The 270x is really your only option. The fps difference between the two cards will be minimal. We're talking a few frames in either direction based on the game. But once mantle is released, the 270x will become noticeably stronger in games supporting mantle. Which will be in the near future.

The i3 might not even bottleneck at all, but if it does I'd say 10-25% MAX. Then you will notice the increase when you get your i5.

Your RAM really should be upgraded soon as well. 4GB is too low for mid-high level gaming.

With a capable cpu, the 270x averages over 60fps in BF4 on high settings in 1080p. So pretty good for a $200~ card. And that is WITHOUT mantle.

 

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