Originally Posted by dazcan111
so what case did u end up getting? b4 i upgraded to the one i have now,i had a huge hd6990 in an xblade case,i just put my ssd n hdd in the bottom drive bay behind the 120mm intake fan and took the middle cage out,so there was loads of room for the monster.ps just double checked(i still have it for my 2nd comp thats not built yet) and its only held in with a couple of screws.the bottom bay can hold 2 hdd and you could always put more in the empty dvd bays.
As it happens I have stuck with my current XBlade case as there is absolutely nothing wrong with it. Its got plenty of scratches and is I think 6 or 7 years old but does the job.
I looked at the middle cage and I do not think that it can be taken out hence why I was looking in to buying another case. However, upon taking measurements again I realised that it would probably JUST fit if im lucky. If not im going to have to grind a notch out of the 2nd cage as its not used.
Anyway Ill make sure to see if it can be taken out, I imagine it should be removable.
Originally Posted by Graogrim
I faced the choice recently between a 660ti or a 670. I looked at AMD but some of the games that I'm currently playing offer PhysX support so I ended up staying with Nvidia. I ended up picking the 670 and I'm very pleased with its performance. Looking ahead to things like Crysis 3 it appears to offer some headroom for the future as well.
I was sooo tempted to just go for a 670, but in the end the GPU I selected is reviewed to be within 1% of a GTX 670 at 1080p at nearly 1/3 of the price. And overclocking it puts it above a 680 I think.
Another thing that swung in the 7950's favour was that it has 3GB as apossed to 2GB and 384 against 256