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There's other components more safely compromised, imo. I just wouldn't feel comfortable recommending a 650ti boost over say, a 660, at any budget that meets the cost of admission for a decent gaming experience. We're talking about a $30 that will have direct, immediate impact on potential game settings right out of the gate in a way no other component will imo.
    
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I don't get these little tiny segmented price point cards? What the heck is the difference between paying $180 or $200? If I was going to spend $180 for the 650Ti Boost I'd just fork over the $20 more for a 660. Then I'd just fork over the $60 more for a 660Ti. And if I was already spending $260, why not spend the extra $90 for a 670? I guess that is how I end up with my sig rig? I just would rather have the best instead of trying to narrow down a price/performance I can be happy with...

And before you know it, you end up spending your tax return on a pair of Titans. lachen.gif

Seriously though, at the ~$200 price point, people should wait a week or 2 if they have to, and spend the $200 on the 660. It's worth the extra $20.
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I don't get these little tiny segmented price point cards? What the heck is the difference between paying $180 or $200? If I was going to spend $180 for the 650Ti Boost I'd just fork over the $20 more for a 660. Then I'd just fork over the $60 more for a 660Ti. And if I was already spending $260, why not spend the extra $90 for a 670? I guess that is how I end up with my sig rig? I just would rather have the best instead of trying to narrow down a price/performance I can be happy with...

And before you know it, you end up spending your tax return on a pair of Titans. lachen.gif

Seriously though, at the ~$200 price point, people should wait a week or 2 if they have to, and spend the $200 on the 660. It's worth the extra $20.
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Agreed. By the way, my earlier comment was somewhat sarcastic... thumb.gif
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Agreed. By the way, my earlier comment was somewhat sarcastic... thumb.gif

As was my reply. wink.gif
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You have to also remember that for my specific situation, $20 is a big deal. I've already returned 2 GTX 670's since they died on me. $410 for the card, then $40 for the first RMA return, then $40 for the next RMA return.
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You have to also remember that for my specific situation, $20 is a big deal. I've already returned 2 GTX 670's since they died on me. $410 for the card, then $40 for the first RMA return, then $40 for the next RMA return.
so if the third one dies too can we then call it 'operator error'..?
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so if the third one dies too can we then call it 'operator error'..?

Except I never overclocked either of those cards. First one was the "superclocked" from EVGA, and that died within 5 minutes, 2nd one was the "FTW" which ran superb for 8 months then died as I was watching a video. If the third one dies I'll call it, "Never trusting EVGA again despite buying cards from them for 6 years".
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Except I never overclocked either of those cards. First one was the "superclocked" from EVGA, and that died within 5 minutes, 2nd one was the "FTW" which ran superb for 8 months then died as I was watching a video. If the third one dies I'll call it, "Never trusting EVGA again despite buying cards from them for 6 years".

I wouldn't think EVGA's rma process would result in out of pocket costs, especially for one that was DOA. I once rmaed an evga 560ti and they covered everything.
    
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Except I never overclocked either of those cards. First one was the "superclocked" from EVGA, and that died within 5 minutes, 2nd one was the "FTW" which ran superb for 8 months then died as I was watching a video. If the third one dies I'll call it, "Never trusting EVGA again despite buying cards from them for 6 years".

Good luck with your RMA, it certainly wasn't your fault those cards died.

I forget which 650ti boost you bought, but I personally never buy reference based cards if I can help it. Most EVGA cards mainly differ in stock clock speeds, nothing more, but the majority are reference cards.

I'm not saying reference cards are bad, but I prefer cards with after market coolers on them, and you should look into one for your next purchase.

If I was buying a 670 today, I'd go with this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127685

My card has been going strong for almost 3 years, and whenever I play games, it's always overclocked. It rarely if ever goes over 70C on full load, and is very quiet too.

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