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Help On Selecting Graphics Card

by chico443 / December 12, 2012 1:31 PM PST


I'm interested in upgrading the graphics card in my new desktop and I'm not 100% sure on what to get. I've been looking into this but am new to PC gaming. One card that has caught my attention is a GTX 660ti. What's your opinion on the card? If you approve of this card, what specific third party card should I purchase? If you Do Not agree with me getting this card, what would you recommend around the same price of 660ti?

Also, what brand/manufacturer should I purchase a power supply from for the new graphics card?

Many thanks for the information and time taken to help..


3rd Gen Intel Core i7-3770 processor
8GB DDR3 memory, expandable to 16GB.
Multiformat DVD RW/CD-RW drive with double-layer
1TB hard drive
NVIDIA GT 520 graphics
Built-in high-speed wireless LAN (802.11n)
Built-in 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN With RJ-45 connector
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64-bit operating system preinstalled
Power Supply - 350W
Screen Resolution - 1920x1080

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by Bob__B / December 13, 2012 1:00 AM PST

The 660ti is a nice card.
It's also in the 300 buck area.
If I had those sort of bucks to spend I might look at the Hd 7950.
Both cards should work quite well.
Both cards will require a psu upgrade.
The 7950 will require a little more psu muscle.
Just to be safe.....700w single rail.

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by chico443 / December 13, 2012 3:26 AM PST
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Thank you for the input. I'll check out that card.

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Very similar to todays other post similar question.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 12, 2012 3:07 PM PST
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Thank you.
by chico443 / December 13, 2012 3:23 AM PST

Thanks for the link. I'll check out the info there.

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