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planning on getting this card

http://www.amazon.ca/EVGA-SUPERCLOCKED-Mini-HDMI-Graphics-02G-P4-2662-KR/dp/B00966IREK/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1369060223&sr=1-1&keywords=02G-P4-2662-KR

i just have some questions...

is this the best gpu in its price range?

if it's superclocked can i overclock it some more or it's not needed?

what are some pros/cons for the card?

how will it handle modern games running at 1920x1080 ?
Edited by xzamples - 5/20/13 at 7:35am
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Honestly at that price point you would probably squeeze more out of a 7870 like http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202025. If you buy it you also get Crysis 3, Bishock Infinite, Tomb Raider, and Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon.
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I bought that same card about 4 months ago. Found out i couldn't oc it much more. So i went out and for $15 usd more i grabbed a MSI 7870 ghz ed. card. Much happier with the 7870. Oc's much higher and is stronger. I just could not seem to get any oc out of the 660 at all. Just my 2cents.gif
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Use a little more money and get the Tahiti LE based 7870. It is par with the 660Ti. Price is between 220-240 dollars. comes with the Never Settle Bundle.
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is the 7870 even a big difference from the 660 ?
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The real question is, is this going into your sig rig?
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The real question is, is this going into your sig rig?

Wow....... yeah. He'll never be able to use either card to it's fullest with that rig.... plus the psu would probably go up in smoke.
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The EVGA GTX 660 model in question (02G-P4-2662-KR) is a pretty good model, as long as you prefer "blower-type" cards instead of "dual-fan" cards.

The difference is that blower-type cards exhaust all the hot air out the rear bracket, which typically results in higher card temperatures but lower case temps as no hot air is exhausted into it.

Dual-fan cards (like ASUS' DirectCU II) exhaust some of the heat forwards into the case, but are more effective at cooling the card itself.

As for overclocking, you could perhaps get ~10% more speed out of that card over how it comes out-of-the-box.

The problem is that your current sig rig's CPU is so archaic (circa 2005) that I wouldn't invest any money for a video card until replacing the entire computer entirely.
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the gpu will not go into my sig rig, sorry for not mentioning that smile.gif
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Have that GPU. Overclocks +50 core and +250 Mem on the stock cooler. Flashed the unlocked bios to it and it'll do +80 core, +300 mem before heat becomes an issue. Putting it on water over the weekend. Hoping for 1300+ boost clocks
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