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Really? I thought the GTX660 was pretty good in this category.

We're talking about a $3500 rig. The 660 has no place in this conversation. Apologies for using the word "anything" but your comment was tangential nonetheless.
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We're talking about a $3500 rig. The 660 has no place in this conversation. Apologies for using the word "anything" but your comment was tangential nonetheless.

Apologies for being tangential. I meant in a budget category. Yours was tangential by that reasoning because you mentioned price/performance ratio parts.
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Wrong. Pegatron split off AsusTek in 2010(unless you are referring to just asrock, not asus and asrock).

I didn't say the contrary, look at the quote I was referring to. thumb.gif
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post #24 of 35
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Apologies for being tangential. I meant in a budget category. Yours was tangential by that reasoning because you mentioned price/performance ratio parts.

Except while there is no reason to get a 660, he may want (if he feels extreme) as many as 3 or 4 gpus, and he would have a much easier time fitting 3 or 4 7970's into his budget than he would 3 or 4 680's.
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Which one? The 7950?

Yeah.
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post #26 of 35
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Except while there is no reason to get a 660, he may want (if he feels extreme) as many as 3 or 4 gpus, and he would have a much easier time fitting 3 or 4 7970's into his budget than he would 3 or 4 680's.

BUT THEN WHY DID YOU EVEN MENTION PRICE/PERFORMANCE VALUE FOR NVIDIA CARDS?
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BUT THEN WHY DID YOU EVEN MENTION PRICE/PERFORMANCE VALUE FOR NVIDIA CARDS?
Because he can get more AMD cards for his money and they perform better. This isn't a complicated concept. Look, I'm sorry, I'm not trying to be confrontational. I'm just claiming that for a top-tier build, it is hard to justify using NVidia cards because they cost more (thus leaving less room for more cards/other components) and they--on average--perform worse.

That all being said, the Titan is something to consider for this build.
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post #28 of 35
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Because he can get more AMD cards for his money and they perform better. This isn't a complicated concept. Look, I'm sorry, I'm not trying to be confrontational. I'm just claiming that for a top-tier build, it is hard to justify using NVidia cards because they cost more (thus leaving less room for more cards/other components) and they--on average--perform worse.

That all being said, the Titan is something to consider for this build.

Definitely. My point was that you said nVidia was a bad choice for price/performance, then you said that the price/performance GTX 660 had no place here.

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Definitely. My point was that you said nVidia was a bad choice for price/performance, then you said that the price/performance GTX 660 had no place here.

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Except while there is no reason to get a 660, he may want (if he feels extreme) as many as 3 or 4 gpus, and he would have a much easier time fitting 3 or 4 7970's into his budget than he would 3 or 4 680's.

Is it worth it to get more than 2 GPUs though? At what point am I just wasting money throwing in more GPUs? I know GPU scaling isn't the best. How much performance gain does a third card actually give me?
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Because he can get more AMD cards for his money and they perform better. This isn't a complicated concept. Look, I'm sorry, I'm not trying to be confrontational. I'm just claiming that for a top-tier build, it is hard to justify using NVidia cards because they cost more (thus leaving less room for more cards/other components) and they--on average--perform worse.

That all being said, the Titan is something to consider for this build.

I was actually considering the Titan from the start, but after reading up about it, it is just too expensive for the performance it gives. I would definitely still consider it if the benchies say otherwise.
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