So my main objective to to upgrade my Graphics Card, Case, and Cpu Cooler. I have already picked out a case (CM Haf Xm), but I still need help on choosing a Graphics card and Cpu Cooler.
My current graphics card is a gtx 560. I do mostly gaming but every now and then video editing and some 3ds max.(Not sure if this matters)
Since black friday has passed and cyber monday is about to happen, I figured it would be the perfect time to make the purchase. I have mainly been looking at newegg's deals.(I havn't bothered looking at amazon or other sites yet)
So this is the first card I picked out. (My budget is about $350 for the Gpu)
[EVGA Gtx 660ti FTW+ 3gb] This card has a core clock of 1046MHz, 3gb of memory, and a backplate. It has a blower design (Which I have heard tends to run hotter), but I have also heard that the backplate lowers the temp by a few degrees. ($320)
This is another one of my picks.
[ASUS Gtx 660ti Dc2t 2Gb] This one has a higher core clock of 1059MHz, 2gb of memory, and a monster cooler. I would assume having the cooling design it has, it would run much cooler (and quieter)than the EVGA card above. I plan on running 3 Monitors and if I recall correctly, the more memory the better for multiple monitors, but i'm not sure if having 1gb more of memory would make that much of a difference. ($330)
I have not looked around much, but these cards seem to be the best I have found. I would prefer to not spend $350, unless it was really worth it.
[I have a amd 955] Next up is a cpu cooler. What I mainly want is something that is quiet and has room to overclock a bit. I have picked out a XIGMATEK Dark knight II night hawk edition cooler, its $40 right now. (I will admit the main reason I picked it is because it looks pretty and seems to have good reviews :) So thats about all I know about cpu coolers.
Now i'm wishing I had this much fun talking about stuff in essays for school, but sadly if it was fun it wouldn't be called school. I thank you if you managed to read this far and are able to help me.