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Which GTX 660 should I choose for an SG06 case?

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This PC is basically solely for Dota 2, and a GTX 660 will easily achieve max settings with headroom.

Which of the following GTX 660 cards is the best cooling-wise for a tiny Silverstone SG06 case?

http://www.amazon.com/Zotac-GeForce-DisplayPort-Graphics-ZT-60904-10M/dp/B00F3P5HBE/ref=sr_1_32?ie=UTF8&qid=1396078675&sr=8-32&keywords=gtx+660
http://www.amazon.com/NVIDIA-GeForce-DisplayPort-PCI-Express-ZT-60901-10M/dp/B009AEL3JO/ref=sr_1_16?ie=UTF8&qid=1396078579&sr=8-16&keywords=gtx+660
http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-SUPERCLOCKED-Graphics-02G-P4-2662-KR/dp/B00966IREK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1396078579&sr=8-1&keywords=gtx+660
http://www.amazon.com/PNY-GeForce-Graphics-Cards-VCGGTX660XPB/dp/B0096JZYZC/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1396078579&sr=8-10&keywords=gtx+660
http://www.amazon.com/MSI-GeForce-Graphics-N660-2GD5-OC/dp/B009K1PY4W/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1396078957&sr=8-2&keywords=gtx+660+msi


The Silverstone case takes up to 254mm length. All of the above will fit. But not a Gigabyte Windforce 2x card for example.

The reference cooler fits snugly in the SG06, but generally, open custom coolers are better. However, that MSI card is so tiny I wonder if it will be better than the stock cooler at all?
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Would either get a 750 Ti or a 760, imo they're priced much better than 660's for the performance you get with each

DOTA in mostly CPU bound, so you'll still destroy the game with a 750 Ti, go 760 if you want to play things like BF4
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Originally Posted by Yukla View Post

Would either get a 750 Ti or a 760, imo they're priced much better than 660's for the performance you get with each

DOTA in mostly CPU bound, so you'll still destroy the game with a 750 Ti, go 760 if you want to play things like BF4


This is a Dota2 only PC basically. With desktop tasks too like web browsing.

So it just has a 120GB SSD and an ASRock B85M-ITX motherboard.

Since it is CPU-bound then, will I get 60FPS with the Intel Pentium G3220?? An i3 costs double...
The Pentium is still a 54W CPU unlike the celerons, i'd expect it to do at least dota 2.
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Damn bro if you're running Pentiums why you aiming 660 range?

What's your overall budget? Do you have a website I can use to put together the build?
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Damn bro if you're running Pentiums why you aiming 660 range?

What's your overall budget? Do you have a website I can use to put together the build?

I'll say it again. The person this PC is for only plays Dota 2.

I discovered a GTX 750Ti will be adequate for 60FPS Dota 2 so have changed to that.

The build is already done, that's unnecessary.

Will a Pentium G3220 bottleneck Dota 2 at 60FPS?
A Pentium G3220 is just an i3 without hyperthreading afaik.

Unfortunately, I can't find anyone that has used a G3220 on Dota2. But in most big games it fairs perfectly fine according to this: http://www.legitreviews.com/intel-pentium-g3220-processor-review_137016/6

It seems great for 60FPS gaming and would seem to be fine with a up to a GTX760 even. For 144Hz monitors and games like BF4, a Core-i5 will be needed. And i7 is not for gaming.
Edited by nztdm - 3/29/14 at 1:17am
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