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I want to build Haswell rigs, however I have GTX 550 Ti. I am confused to increase performance, add one GTX 550 Ti for $140 as SLI or full replace with GTX 660 for $242? Should I save money or what? The store still sell GTX 550 Ti even it was discontinued.
 
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I think is better sell your 550ti and buy one 600 because the last driver are optimized better for the 600 series and is better only one card than sli
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Originally Posted by northernosprey View Post

I want to build Haswell rigs, however I have GTX 550 Ti. I am confused to increase performance, add one GTX 550 Ti for $140 as SLI or full replace with GTX 660 for $242? Should I save money or what? The store still sell GTX 550 Ti even it was discontinued.

I had a 550ti last year, til i gave it my son and got gtx660ti sc. The upgrade was great, so my advice would be sell the 550ti and get a 660ti

if you then get some more money you can sli the 660ti's instead of relying in trying to sell 2- 550's.

If money is no object i mean smile.gif

if u cant afford it then go sli 550ti's but i think you will be happier with 660ti
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I think is better sell your 550ti and buy one 600 because the last driver are optimized better for the 600 series and is better only one card than sli

*****! I can't sell it before GTX 660 arrive in my house! How I can playing games when GTX 660 still on shipping from Jakarta, Indonesia?
 
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I had a 550ti last year, til i gave it my son and got gtx660ti sc. The upgrade was great, so my advice would be sell the 550ti and get a 660ti

if you then get some more money you can sli the 660ti's instead of relying in trying to sell 2- 550's.

If money is no object i mean smile.gif

if u cant afford it then go sli 550ti's but i think you will be happier with 660ti

I want GTX 660 non-ti I mean, not 660 Ti which is too expensive.
 
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I want to build Haswell rigs, however I have GTX 550 Ti. I am confused to increase performance, add one GTX 550 Ti for $140 as SLI or full replace with GTX 660 for $242? Should I save money or what? The store still sell GTX 550 Ti even it was discontinued.

Before I start, what is your current rig?
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Before I start, what is your current rig?

This is my crappy rig, which soon replaced by Spaceship Haswell System:
Asus P5KPL-AM SE
Intel Core 2 Duo E4500
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post #8 of 10
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*****! I can't sell it before GTX 660 arrive in my house! How I can playing games when GTX 660 still on shipping from Jakarta, Indonesia?

But make an effort, Selling the 550Ti you will have money to pay part of the 660 price. But if you can buy first the 660 then all is ok.
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2GB DDR2 800 (will upgrade to 4GB as soon as possible)
Zotac GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Seagate Barracuda 500GB

Dude you have bottleneck with the 550ti. I cant imagine the bottleneck that you'll have with a 660.

You need overclock your processor to the maximun permitted for your mobo

All this for decrease the bottleneck and improve the performance while you change to haswell
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Dude you have bottleneck with the 550ti. I cant imagine the bottleneck that you'll have with a 660.

You need overclock your processor to the maximun permitted for your mobo

All this for decrease the bottleneck and improve the performance while you change to haswell

Yeah I know, but the mobo was crap for small OC and I don't have any good cooler! But I am buying GTX 660 for Haswell rigs, not used for current rig.
 
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Originally Posted by northernosprey View Post

I want to build Haswell rigs, however I have GTX 550 Ti. I am confused to increase performance, add one GTX 550 Ti for $140 as SLI or full replace with GTX 660 for $242? Should I save money or what? The store still sell GTX 550 Ti even it was discontinued.

I think you should save up as you mentioned in your first post. Save up and buy a gtx 660 or better card. A common rule of thumb is to buy the best single gpu you can afford. If that is the 660, it should still be a nice upgrade.

Is your 550ti a 1gb card? If so, I think you should definitely sell it and buy a better card.
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This is my crappy rig, which soon replaced by Spaceship Haswell System:
Asus P5KPL-AM SE
Intel Core 2 Duo E4500
2GB DDR2 800 (will upgrade to 4GB as soon as possible)
Zotac GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Seagate Barracuda 500GB

Glad I asked for your specs. Also, you mentioned upgrading your ddr2 ram to 4gb. Do not invest in that unless you can get it for really cheap / free or plan on keeping this computer around. Save / sell what you can for Haswell and your new gfx card. You will probably need it, as it will be at a premium when first introduced. But this will be a nice upgrade as well.
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ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Bur...  ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Bu... ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-B 135mm CPU Cooler Windows 7 Pro 
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crossover 324k Logitech K520 Corsair AX850 Mountain Mods Ascension  
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AMD Phenom II 955 Black Edition  MSI 870A - G55 HIS Radeon HD 6950 Iceq 2gb HIS Radeon HD 6950 Iceq 2gb 
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