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I plan on getting a GTX 660 non TI card. But I dont know which brand to get. I'm getting one from Micro Center so here are my choices.

http://www.microcenter.com/search/search_results.aspx?N=4294966937+4294924820+4294924797&cat=0077%3C%3E%3C%3EGeForce-GTX-660-%3a-GeForce-GTX-600-Series-%3a-Video-Cards-%3a-Video-Cards%2c-TV-Tuners-%3a-Computer-Parts-%3a-Micro-Center

Like seriously, form besides the looks...I dont know the difference between them. The MSI looks cool...plus I like MSI (The band, lol)
post #2 of 16
spend the extra money for a TI version... yes the 650 is cheaper, but there is something to be said for " bang for your buck " the TI version really does make up for the higher price tag. on newegg, the 660ti is cheaper than the 660.

i have hands on experience with this card an i was very impressed by it

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125441

and you can find 670s on craigslist for under $300... got my 680 on CL for $350
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I'm I'm going to have to stay within my budget. Why that 660 over the MSI Twin Frozr III ?
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Originally Posted by Sean W. View Post


and you can find 670s on craigslist for under $300... got my 680 on CL for $350

This is only true for some, since I moved out to a more rural area, the only thing comes up on my craigslist is the occasional 9800gt that they are still trying to get some poor sap to pay 200 bucks for lol.

But here is one i would suggest.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125414

Its the same price as a 660ti yet clocked faster and I have even heard a few people here say they can overlock to near 680 performance. And out of all the 7950 on newegg that card has the fasted base clock.
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I'm I'm going to have to stay within my budget. Why that 660 over the MSI Twin Frozr III ?

evga has the best customer support without a doubt. the signature 2 ftw is probably the quietest card after the asus direct cu ii.
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I'm I'm going to have to stay within my budget. Why that 660 over the MSI Twin Frozr III ?

If you like the MSI 660 TF III, then go for it....it looks nice, pretty quiet, and cool.. You probably can ask the owner of the MSI 660 TF III, so you will know the answer thumb.gif
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post #8 of 16
If you have a Fry's nearby I would consider the PNY 660TI for $219 after 30mir. PNY is a decent brand and they do pay their rebates. http://www.frys.com/product/7265393?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG
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Go for that ASUS my friend. You will not regret it. Just picked it up. Its a work of art. Never seen a better built card. That one is the OC version as well. So it may overclock even more, and better. Notice the listed clock speeds in my signature and compare them to the stock speeds.
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I am really liking my EVGA 660 SC. I would go with the one that fits your cooling needs. I went with the one I did because I needed a card that doesn't dump the heat back into my case.

If you have a good case that flows well, I would go with the EVGA FTW or the Twin Frozer. All of these things clock about the same due to their power limits (Unless you mod your bios).
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