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I was thinking of upgrading my graphics cards after having them for a few years and I've been looking at purchasing the EVGA 660 Ti. Would one of these cards make a noticeable difference in performance or would I have to go SLI with the 660?

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post #2 of 30

compatibility get the 660 ti, otherwise for a bit more go for the sli

 

unless you are watercooling i would go with someone like msi due to nonreference components

 

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Always go for one higher end card over 2 lower end cards
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Originally Posted by chad125 View Post

I was thinking of upgrading my graphics cards after having them for a few years and I've been looking at purchasing the EVGA 660 Ti. Would one of these cards make a noticeable difference in performance or would I have to go SLI with the 660?

Specs:
i7-3770 CPU @3.90 GHz
8 GB DDR3 1333 MHz
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H
WD Black 1TB

A 660ti won't be a huge upgrade over GTX 285 sli. It'll be on par with each other actually. 660ti = GTX 580 which = GTX 285 sli or there abouts. I think a GTX 670 would be the best option, or a 7950 from the other camp.
    
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I always pick Nvidia, sure seems pointless to make a lateral move to the 660 Ti. I'm not running a watercooler but I've never had issues with overheating. As far as performance, is MSI the best way to go?
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for same price you can get a 7950. also why 1333 RAM. they are dirt cheap now. put couple of 1600mhz in there
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I put those in last year when I was upgrading my system. I had already gone over budget with everything else so I didn't have too much left to spend on the RAM, at least it was an upgrade from what I had before...
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The BFG Tech EX-1200 1200W under your rig do you still have that?
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Yes, I still have that PSU
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Yes sir, I still have that PSU

I looked it up for its time it was a very good PSU but today its a bit long in tooth and massive overkill

In a modern single video card system you could have a 550 watts PSU and still have power left

When you start looking at 2 card system even 750 watts is still more then enough

Point is 1200 watts today is overkill
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