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Okay, I've had a Powercolor 7870 Myst and I've just had no end to problems, from throttling to artifacting and tons of strange power issues.

I'm thinking that AMD cards just have too many issues this generation, and I might as well try the green this time. Up to $300, what can I get? Can extend to $400 max if theres a really good deal there. Living in Canada right now.

I'm not gonna worry too much about overclocking as none of my past cards ever wanted to OC at all. I just want it to perform at least within 5% of my Myst and to be totally silent even in a poorly ventilated case/room during gaming. A really nice non-ref sink would be ideal.
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NCIX CA has the GTX 660 Ti PE from MSI (very nice non-ref cooler) at 295CAD AR:

http://ncix.ca/products/?sku=75201&vpn=N660TI%20PE%202GD5%2FOC&manufacture=MSI/MicroStar&promoid=1293

Asus' DirectCU II version of the 660 Ti is very silent as well, although RMAs are a nightmare. Somehow, NCIX CA offers a package with Borderlands 2 for 305CAD AR:

http://ncix.ca/products/?sku=75685&vpn=GTX660%20TI-DC2O-2GD5&manufacture=ASUS

The best value for your money is the Gigabyte GTX 660 Ti - from NCIX CA, includes Borderlands 2 AND Assassin's Creed III with the current nVidia in-game credit for 285 AR.

http://ncix.ca/products/?sku=75183&vpn=GV-N66TOC-2GD&manufacture=Gigabyte&promoid=1293


Edited by funfortehfun - 3/24/13 at 7:49am
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post #4 of 6

Any Asus DCII coolers will give you excellent cooling and very silent.

 

Check these two out:

 

GTX 660 Ti for 309.99 CAD after rebate

 

or

 

GTX 670 for 419.99 CAD after rebate (a bit over your range)

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As said above if you dont mind the huge size and you can live with the crappy RMA service the Asus CU II cards are very very silent

Otherwise Sapphire for AMD cards or Gigabyte for both AMD/Nvidia cards
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Ya' the same guy here,
http://www.overclock.net/t/1374633/any-ati-cards-this-generation-without-tons-of-little-bugs
Again, you got a lemon and Powercolor 7870 Myst isn't a card that is nearly "silent". Get a Sapphire 7870 XT if you want near your card or go full bore for a 7950 Vapor-X
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