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hi guys.

$293 - PowerColor HD 7950
$328 - Gainward GTX 660 Ti Phantom
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post #2 of 70
Get the 7950
- Faster
- Cheaper
- Better Drivers
- More Ram = more future-proof
post #3 of 70
Stay away form any card with the Phantom cooler its very noisy
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I would get the 7950 as you can overclock it further.(in term of percentage)


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Originally Posted by 8mm View Post

Get the 7950
- Faster
- Cheaper
- Better Drivers
- More Ram = more future-proof

yeah its so much cheaper. but its just a reference card and the fan looks cheap and maybe it wont last long
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

Stay away form any card with the Phantom cooler its very noisy

i thought they are beastly quiet?
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post #7 of 70
7950 for sure, they are one of the best performance/$$ cards on the market.
maybe look at a SAPPHIRE Vapor-X w/ boost
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202003
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http://www.amazon.com/PNY-GeForce-Graphics-Cards-VCGGTX660TXPB/dp/B008TN8782/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1358196586&sr=8-1&keywords=pny+gtx+660ti

This, I love PNY. They're one of those less known brands that has awesome lifetime support and great build quality. I would go with Nvidia personally only because I haven't had a bad experience with them.
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post #9 of 70
I would go with the 7950 unless you really need the CUDA for something.
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Quote:
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yeah its so much cheaper. but its just a reference card and the fan looks cheap and maybe it wont last long

Reference fans are rated to last 100,000 hours. That's 4166 days of CONSTANT running on 100%. A fan dieing should be the last of your worries. Also, If you plan on SLIing cards, reference 'blower' style fans are the way to go. Aftermarket fans tend to circulate hot air within the case instead of expunging it out the back. My reference cooler is quiet up to 70% RPM edited with MSI Afterburner. On stock you can't ever hear it.
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