Radeon 7850 1gb or gtx 660 non ti 2gb oc

abuzz

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hey guys,
iam about to buy a graphic card and my options are saphire hd 7850 1gb gddr5 and gigabyte gtx 660non ti oc 2gb gddr5.
but my monitor resulation is 1440x900 is both card a little overkill?.my rest of specs are:

PROCESSOR- INTEL CORE I5 2500K

MOTHERBOARD - INTEL DH67BL

PSU- COOLER MASTER THUNDER 500 WATT

RAM- 4GB

GPU-?
 

manofchalk

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If both are the exact same price (it shouldnt, almost $100) then get the 660. No reason to get the weaker card.
However, if there is a $100 difference between them, get the 7850 and use the savings for the rest of the rig. For instance, you want a 3570k, not 2500k. And that H67 board wont allow you to overclock. And the PSU is fairly low quality.
 

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hey bro i have bought this pc 4 months ago and yes i make a big mistake by buying h67 chipstet for overclocking processor . and 7850hd is $50 cheaper than 660 non ti
is more 50$ worth it?
 

manofchalk

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I would say yes, the 660 is roughly equal to the HD7870, which is $50 more than a 7850 1GB.
Though as you pointed out, your running at a low resolution, so the extra performance might not even matter.
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Yea, I would go with the 7850 if you dont intend to upgrade the monitor over the cards usable life.
 
hey, i think the 2500k is a better processor than the 3570k.

you really could use a better motherboard though.

as stated, same price.. 660. if the 7850 is cheaper, then 7850

edit: for a 30 dollar difference i would probably get the 660 over the 7850

and off the top of my head, i dont trust the psu
 

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bro it will take me around another 2 months to get a good amount of money,so iam thinking that I shall buy a graphic card and next month I will buy a good psu and mobo together,but is my psu enough to handle gtx 660 non ti?
 

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Your PSU will be fine with either card, they are both incredibly efficient.

Crysis 3 will run beautifully at that res - I just finished playing some of the Beta on Very High (the highest) settings + SMAA Medium and averaged 40fps (check my sig below). You should be getting right about 60 with a GTX 660 - maybe 50-55 with an HD 7850.

Also, grab another 4GB RAM - get it while it's cheap.
 

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Yes. I'd say the GTX 660 is perfect for our resolution.
 

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thanx bro, iam going with gigabyte gtx 660 oc 2gb gddr5 and later i will buy a good brand psu. bro,i have simple transcend 4 gb ram 1333mhz speed will adding 1600mhz
4gb corsair ram affect system stablity.
 

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If you are willing to oc get the 7850. It overclocks like a monster and will overtake a GTX 660. Nvidia voltage lock their cards. How crap.

Also a 7870 is faster than a 660 fanboys.
 

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It shouldn't, but when pairing RAM of different speeds, it always runs at the slowest speed.
 

toyftw

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If that psu can deliver close to it's rated power it is OK.
Coolermaster is known to lie & exxaggerate their specs
tho. You will prob be ok as neither of these cards actually require
a 500w unit.
 

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