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Just ordered the IceQ 7950. Good thing I waited an extra day, it dropped another $20!
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Just ordered the IceQ 7950. Good thing I waited an extra day, it dropped another $20!

another 20? now that's a steal.
 
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I bought a MSI 660ti OC, going to mount my H60 on it, and then buy a 2nd one later on for sli, and buy another H60. thumb.gif

Should be pretty quick for $600 of cards + $120 in water cooling. smile.gif
 
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I just dropped the cash on 2 of the HIS iceQ 7950's....$280 each and I couldn't refuse. Can't wait to pick them up! Should run awesome with my 3930k...I hope my PSU can handle it, it's a Seasonic 760w Gold.

Edit: Reminds me I have to upgrade my rig specs in my sig.biggrin.gif
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I just dropped the cash on 2 of the HIS iceQ 7950's....$280 each and I couldn't refuse. Can't wait to pick them up! Should run awesome with my 3930k...I hope my PSU can handle it, it's a Seasonic 760w Gold.
Edit: Reminds me I have to upgrade my rig specs in my sig.biggrin.gif

It'll run fine on your PSU, two will run fine on any decent 750W PSU let alone a seasonic biggrin.gif
 
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Just ordered the IceQ 7950. Good thing I waited an extra day, it dropped another $20!

Excellent buy-in point. You made out really good hitting the price drops dead on the head. The 660Ti went from "highly viable" to "pointless" at the $300 price point in a matter of days from launch. I'm sure NV will be making a price adjustment soon, but not until all of NV fanboys who were waiting on the 660 pay full price smile.gif

When the price of the 7950 was still ~$360+, the $300 660Ti options made some sense, especially for folks who just game at 1080P, and don't feel the need to run AA at some insane setting.

After price adjustments, assuming the 660Ti will land it's pricing somewhere around current 7870 prices, the 660Ti will be viable again, and will be the better choice in that price segment for folks who run single monitor and/or relatively low AA settings.
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Excellent buy-in point. You made out really good hitting the price drops dead on the head. The 660Ti went from "highly viable" to "pointless" at the $300 price point in a matter of days from launch. I'm sure NV will be making a price adjustment soon, but not until all of NV fanboys who were waiting on the 660 pay full price smile.gif
When the price of the 7950 was still ~$360+, the $300 660Ti options made some sense, especially for folks who just game at 1080P, and don't feel the need to run AA at some insane setting.
After price adjustments, assuming the 660Ti will land it's pricing somewhere around current 7870 prices, the 660Ti will be viable again, and will be the better choice in that price segment for folks who run single monitor and/or relatively low AA settings.

I agree partially.. I don't think the 660ti will drop that much. nVidia try to milk the users as much as possible.. It will be a little bit less then the 7950 and a bit more then a 7870 I think. They'll try and get people with that part of the market. The 7950 for a few $$$ more makes so much more sense to anyone at any resolution anyway, double the memory bus, an extra 1GB of VRAM. Higher clocks more processing power.. The only downside is more power/heat which you get from faster cards anyway
 
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Hi Matt-Matt,

Considering the fact that the OP is intending on going tri-1080P, yes, the 7950 is the better card to start with and eventually Xfire if possible. I don't believe that anything I said was in opposition to this. You may be correct about the price move, I may be correct, it's conjecture at this point, we have no idea what they will do with prices but I can estimate based on the trends of the past. I'm just sayin that in order to be viable, the 660Ti has to be priced pretty competitively with the 7870. That may mean that they put it "in the middle" but it's still a reasonable price point for certain users.
     
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