Yeah, I could consider going up in the price range, though I wasn't quite aware of specific differences between the 660 and 670. (I just looked at this link
, and it certainly seems to be a jump.) What I understand of the "TI" suffix is that it's factory-overclocked, right? I guess it would make more sense to simply go for a different board, that maybe won't run as hot.
I had heard about the 700 series, and I'm not desperate for a graphics card right away - but from what I understand, changes are always happening, and there's always something over the horizon to be thinking about (I'm always hearing this about Intel chips) so sometimes it's a bit pointless to wait out the changes. If the 760 cards are coming out in a decent timeframe, I could pretty easily wait it out.
Current questions: "Does NVidia have a timeframe for the next 7xx series cards?", and "When would you expect 6xx prices to fall?" Otherwise, I might be set.
PS. Part of my motivation to buy a graphics card comes after reading news articles about Newegg's lawyer basically chewing up patent trolls.