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Really can't decide between the two would just like some opinions from you guys on both cards or any other reccomendations for a similiar price (£200/$300) thanks.

GeForce GTX 660 2GB GDDR5 - http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/nvidiageforcegraphicscards/nvidiagtx660keplerseries/nov-660.html
XFX AMD Radeon HD 7850 Double D Black Edition 2GB GDDR5 - http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/amdradeongraphicscards/amdhd7850series/fx-785a-cdbc.html
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Originally Posted by NayFUN View Post

Really can't decide between the two would just like some opinions from you guys on both cards or any other reccomendations for a similiar price (£200/$300) thanks.

GeForce GTX 660 2GB GDDR5 - http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/nvidiageforcegraphicscards/nvidiagtx660keplerseries/nov-660.html
XFX AMD Radeon HD 7850 Double D Black Edition 2GB GDDR5 - http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/amdradeongraphicscards/amdhd7850series/fx-785a-cdbc.html

Avoid the DD cards. Cooler is terrible. What games do you play? What resolution?

Asus is good

7850

http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/amdradeongraphicscards/amdhd7850series/hd7850-dc2-2gd5-v2.html

660

http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/nvidiageforcegraphicscards/nvidiagtx660keplerseries/gtx660-dc2o-2gd5.html
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I just picked up a 7950 for $310. No idea if you can find one for that from any retailer you buy from but that's what I'd go for. thumb.gif

Got mine from Newegg, I'm guessing you can't though.
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Yes stay as far away as you can from the XFX cards with the DD cooler unless you like to lose your hearing

And if you can find a 7950 on sale somewhere go for it
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post #5 of 12
300$ = 7950 smile.gif

XFX 7950
Although i won't recommend it

I would recommend this Gigabyte 7950
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300$ = 7950 smile.gif

XFX 7950
Although i won't recommend it

I would recommend this Gigabyte 7950

I had the XFX DD 7950 one of the very first ones and its the worst card i have ever owned it was loud enough to hurt my ears at fan speeds above 30% and it could not be overclocked very far

I had my XFX 7950 DD for like 10 weeks before i got rid of the damm thing so stay away from it and buy another brand like Gigabyte
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post #7 of 12
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Thanks for the speedy replies all!

1920x1080 is my resolution.
Looking at running games like BF3, Skyrim CoD and others.
Really do need something quiet.

Bit of a noob when it comes to sellecting graphics cards haha.
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Thanks for the speedy replies all!

1920x1080 is my resolution.
Looking at running games like BF3, Skyrim CoD and others.
Really do need something quiet.

Bit of a noob when it comes to sellecting graphics cards haha.
7950 can pretty much max any game out in 1920x1080 not every game but most
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7950 can pretty much max any game out in 1920x1080 not every game but most

And it overclocks VERY well. You should be able to get a LOT of bang for little buck thumb.gif
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post #10 of 12
The Sapphire VAPOR-X 7950 and the Gigabyte 7950 both are among the most quiet 7950´s as far as i know
The 7950 is not the cheapest card around but as said above you can overclock it and get very good bang for your buck
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