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post #41 of 53
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Ok, so after a long while on the internet researching graphics cards, i decided to go with the Asus GeForce GTX 660 ( The 7950 is just out of my budget. why did i go with the 660 ti? i have a few friends that run the 7870, 7950, and 660ti from asus and BY far the 660 ti just looked better, and well ran the games better! reason? nivdia drivers ROCK! here is what my build looks like http://pcpartpicker.com/uk/p/rvn9 but i haven't set what case i want. But everything else is set. People might complain that AMD is better for the price. but you won't be getting the quality of drivers nivida offer's. I'm choosing the 660ti over the 7950 because i have seen the difference with my own eyes.

my friend has a build almost identical to what a will be building soon, and he is playing battlefield 3 MAXED out on the 660ti with the latest beta drivers. It ran flawlessly! great fps and great graphics!

now a mate in france with the 7950 from msi. battlefield 3 again all MAXED out, and the 7950 performs "meh" still a good fps but maybe it was just me but it looked ""sliggish"" but only a little.7

So i will be buying the 660ti. but i will spend the extra for the 660ti power edition smile.gif BEAST CARD even if i am a bit over budget now - the christmas sales are coming up, not to mention the new year sales..... also i can get some parts shipped from overseas for 3/4 of the price in the UK (including shipping) soooo ya!

Merry Christmas!
post #42 of 53
i would change the cooler to a noctua nh-d14. or even a hyper 212 if ypu are not going to be doing a big overclock.
also with the 7950 was your friend using the new drivers i max out bf3 no problem with a 7870.
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Samsung 840 pro WD Green 2TB 1X140mm 2X120  XSPC RayStorm CPU Waterblock 
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XSPC EX240 Enermax Twister X2 PrimoChill PrimoFlex Pro LRT 1/2ID 3/4OD windows 8 pro 
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NZXT Phantom 410 Mid Tower Case White Logitech G500 5 cents from target Audio Technica ATH-AD700 
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post #43 of 53
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i will be doing a big overclock smile.gif and i want my stuff kept coooool biggrin.gif I don't know what driver version my mate's 7950 was on.
post #44 of 53
Get the 7950, you will not believe how good it is.
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post #46 of 53
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Originally Posted by Mhyles View Post

Get the 7950, you will not believe how good it is.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTujzlj11I8&feature=g-hist just found this. I'm still deciding, NIVIDIA drivers, or AMD drivers - Nivida 310.xx has some amazing performance boosts. It's basically neither is worse or better than the other, it just the old AMD/NIVIDA war... lol I won't really need the extra memory bandwidth that the 7950 has, i only need one monitor and i don't have plans for a second one.

It just depends smile.gif the 660ti power edition from msi is one hell of a beast, and it is a better card then the ATI cards. The 7950 is a great card to smile.gif but as i said it just depends.

don't judge performace on vids smile.gif
Edited by paintball23456 - 12/9/12 at 10:22am
post #47 of 53
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I have a friend in the states, he can get me a MSI 660TI POWER EDITON triple OC for £200 SHIPPED biggrin.gif
But Christmas and new years sales are coming up, so i can grab a good deal.
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post #49 of 53
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Originally Posted by jfry94 View Post

but there this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcKWzVkgspc&feature=g-user-u
and there is this that this that yada yada yada biggrin.gif i has on tomshardware and found out that the 660ti is ***** when it come to AA but at max AA it still has a very good fps. The 7950 performed marginally better in most cases but, when you put the 660 ti power editon from msi, in the picture you get some interesting results.

The 7950 is a MUCH better overclocker, and when clocked to the MAX it will be on par with the 7970. But the drivers for AMD GPU's are no where near as good a the nividia ones. period.
But i still haven't made my choice. 7950. or MSI 660ti power editon. HARD CHOICE!!!!
post #50 of 53
It's your decision but make a build log or it didnt happen biggrin.gif
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