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Yes unless you flash the bios.

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Yes unless you flash an unlocked bios. My cards are hitting 150% easily

Thanks guys and +rep. I was a little confused by that since the 670 I think went to 140 or so stock. Man at 110% I seem to throttle back and most it gets is 1170mhz. Maybe I will look into the bios flash in the future.
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Thanks guys and +rep. I was a little confused by that since the 670 I think went to 140 or so stock. Man at 110% I seem to throttle back and most it gets is 1170mhz. Maybe I will look into the bios flash in the future.

It's 99.99999% idiot proof but there are those who still screw it up
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i7-3770K + EVGA GTX 660 SC
or
i5-3570K + N660GTX-Ti PE/OC
--
1080p

which one would you choose and why.?
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i7-3770K + EVGA GTX 660 SC
or
i5-3570K + N660GTX-Ti PE/OC
--
1080p

which one would you choose and why.?

IMO the Ti is such a wase for the extra hundred over the regular 660.

How about 4770K + 660?
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post #2135 of 6751
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i7-3770K + EVGA GTX 660 SC
or
i5-3570K + N660GTX-Ti PE/OC
--
1080p

which one would you choose and why.?

I'll pick the I7-3770K + GTX 660, simply because it's easier to upgrade the GPU than the CPU. And you only loose about 7-14%% performance difference on stock 660 VS stock 660 TI. I'll much rather have a 3770k and 660 now, then upgrade to maybe a 780 = 3770k + 780 (BEAST). Rather than have a 3570k + 660ti, upgrade to a 780 = 3570k + 780 (Nothing Special)... tongue.gif
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post #2136 of 6751
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IMO the Ti is such a wase for the extra hundred over the regular 660.

How about 4770K + 660?

Honestly its personal preference and the type of games you play. I'm gonna assume gaming is the most CPU intensive task you do here as well but the 3570k will not bottleneck you and if your OK with spending the extra money on the GPU go 660ti. The 3570k will be slightly easier to keep cool on air when pushing for something over 4.6ghz too.

If you like to upgrade video cards yearly build around the 3770k and higher end support equipment. Solid motherboard, ssd, fast memory, etc and pair it with the 660.

Don't forget haswell comes June I believe and you might as well see how launch goes. One reason I got a 660 rather than 670 so that I still had cash for a 4770k if it overclocks like crazy. Not a huge fan of sli but as cheap as the 660 is I might add another or go 770 is haswell isn't anything special.
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post #2137 of 6751
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It's 99.99999% idiot proof but there are those who still screw it up

Yeah figure it is. Did it on the 670 with no problems, just need the time to get some baseline results with fraps before overclocking with a bios mod. Thanks again
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post #2138 of 6751
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make sure the stock (original) BIOS is back on them and then RMA time..

ok i will do that, what do i do or say for rma?
because i never did that before wink.gif
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ot: can't wait for 4770K + Maximus VI Hero!!!
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make sure the stock (original) BIOS is back on them and then RMA time..

ok i will do that, what do i do or say for rma?
because i never did that before wink.gif
haha, certainly you jest.. tongue.gif
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