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I've only had this PSU for 7 months. I had been away from computers since 2005 when I was in high school and just got back into them at the first of the year.

That's great, then go ahead and get a 6 series card in your budget. Or you could always get a GTX 570

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I've only had this PSU for 7 months. I had been away from computers since 2005 when I was in high school and just got back into them at the first of the year.

Quality of the PSU is the most important factor, not wattage or brand.
Check out what is powering this rig.....Your PSU is fine for either card and some.

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That is, but It has to be right around $250. I was looking at http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150605 does this sound good?
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That is, but It has to be right around $250. I was looking at http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150605 does this sound good?

You mean the EVGA one? thumb.gif

You could find better deals if you shop some more or if you have a microcenter near you..

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lol, I'm from arkansas, there are no computer shops here that sell anything more than a case. Online is my only option. But I read some reviews and comparisons, and it looks like the 7870 would be better than the 660, and $10 cheaper. And trust me, that $10 could be the difference whether the wife lets me buy it or not, lol.
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Best bang for the $$ for single monitor 1080p gaming is the 660 (non ti).

Either of these 2 would be great depending on which cooling solution / looks you like more:

GIGABYTE GV-N660OC-2GD GeForce GTX 660 2GB

EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P4-2662-KR GeForce GTX 660 2GB

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What about the 192bit vs 256bit between the 7870 and the 660? Does it make a difference? I will overclock it to the best of my abilities.
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OP your PSU is a good one with 41A on +12v rail.
www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182199

Get the Sapphire HD 7950 Boost for 270 bucks after mail in rebate with the Never Settle game bundle. Farcry 3, Hitman Absolution, Sleeping Dogs - free and 20% off on MOH Warfighter. unbeatable price perf.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006

Even before the 12.11 beta drivers HD 7950 was competitive with GTX 670 when both cards were overclocked. Now its a clear winner . The best price perf card for 1080p gaming. HD 7950 (1.15 Ghz) is 25 - 30% faster than HD 7870 (1.25 Ghz). GTX 660 is not even a comparison.

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/08/23/galaxy_gtx_660_ti_gc_oc_vs_670_hd_7950/3

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OP your PSU is a good one with 41A on +12v rail.
www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182199
Get the Sapphire HD 7950 Boost for 270 bucks after mail in rebate with the Never Settle game bundle. Farcry 3, Hitman Absolution, Sleeping Dogs - free and 20% off on MOH Warfighter. unbeatable price perf.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006
Even before the 12.11 beta drivers HD 7950 was competitive with GTX 670 when both cards were overclocked. Now its a clear winner . The best price perf card for 1080p gaming. HD 7950 (1.15 Ghz) is 25 - 30% faster than HD 7870 (1.25 Ghz). GTX 660 is not even a comparison.
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/08/23/galaxy_gtx_660_ti_gc_oc_vs_670_hd_7950/3

I agree that that is a great deal on the 7950, but when the op states that he has a $250 cap and that a $10 difference might brake the deal, $40 over budget is quite a bit.

The 660 is on average about 10 to 15% slower than the 660ti but is significantly cheaper. Ultimately, it depends on which games the op is going to be playing as the AMD card has an advantage in some, while the Nvidia card has advantages is others.

GTX 660 review. Note that this is a test on a reference card and the ones I linked are both overclocked. One thing i liked about the new 660 is the single 6 pin connector.
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