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Odd question to most, but I'm discovering that I am apparently the kind of person who--within reason of course--is willing to sacrifice computing power for aesthetics. I currently have a 560ti, and I need to let it live in my old computer. My new rig needs a better GPU, but more importantly it needs one that will match the look of the Kingston HyperX SSDs:


You can see that the 560ti doesn't quite fit within the general theme of the build. I'm been looking at the EVGA 660 series which has a nice brushed metal look to the outside, but was wondering if anyone else had suggestions. I'm willing to drop maybe $300 on a GPU (I don't game that much anyways. Again, this is mostly for looks) that will really round out the appearance of my internals. Any better ideas than the EVGA 660?
    
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In my opinion the card you've got your sights set on is the way to go, that'll look awesome biggrin.gif

Another option would be MSI's TwinFrozr cards, the finish is almost identical, and the coolers perform very well.

Nice build by the way, I like it thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by JoshHunter View Post

In my opinion the card you've got your sights set on is the way to go, that'll look awesome biggrin.gif

Another option would be MSI's TwinFrozr cards, the finish is almost identical, and the coolers perform very well.

Nice build by the way, I like it thumb.gif

Thanks, man. Yeah the twin frozrs were in the back of my mind, but I think id rather go with an exhaust-style cooler, just because it looks more streamlined and flush. Does that make sense?

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Maybe have a look at the XFX Radeon cards,
http://products.xfxforce.com/en-us/Graphics_Cards/AMD_Radeon%E2%84%A2_HD_7970/FX-797A-TDBC

those seem a tooch out of my league, or am I looking at the wrong thing? tongue.gif
    
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Thanks, man. Yeah the twin frozrs were in the back of my mind, but I think id rather go with an exhaust-style cooler, just because it looks more streamlined and flush. Does that make sense?
those seem a tooch out of my league, or am I looking at the wrong thing? tongue.gif

Yeah I can agree with that. Also if you buy a reference card you have the option to add it to your WC loop, which will work wonders for your noise levels.
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have a look at these maybe, these would be my best two choices at a sub $200 mark:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130809
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150605
Edited by Airborn - 5/27/13 at 1:24am
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The 660ti is essentially all-black, which isn't much different from what I've got now in my 560ti. I don't think I could handle the red on the XFX in my build tongue.gif
    
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I thought the 560 looks great in your case. But the 660 Ti will fit in perfectly as others have said - I really like EVGA's design. My only beef is that the 660 Ti uses a short PCB and cheats by elongating the cooler, but that should be fine for you since your case is on the small side. I just happen to prefer long cards biggrin.gif
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