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Which one should I pick from 2 cards?

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I am curious as to which card I should pick and could use some help. I was going to get this
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007PJVB3Y/ref=gno_cart_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
But then I stumbled upon this
http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-PCI-Express-Displayport-Graphics-GV-N660OC-2GD/dp/B00942TK8I/ref=zg_tr_284822_1
So which one should I pick. I should also say that I am aiming to buy a fx8350 as well so I am running on a budget, which is why I am interested on the cheaper one in the first place. If you need more specs to the computer I am building I will gladly tell you, but I just need to know which one to go for. I plan on playing games such as GTA 4, ARMA 2, DayZ and Skyrim, and I am trying to get those games to as close as ultra as I possibly can, so please say my opinion to which ever is the better card.
post #2 of 6
Well, I think with what you have in mind and what your system is, either is going to work out great.
As far as experience, one of my systems has an Asus 7870 and I have to say it impressed the hell out of me.
Great performace great over clocking card, takes a lot to slow it down.
    
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post #3 of 6
I would personally get myself a HD7870. The GTX660 is a good card but with 192-bit bandwidth as the only con on hardware side which would make difficult for games to run at higher resolutions and the 4 games that you would get with the HD7870. Also, you could overclock the 7870 and it would be far ahead from Stock 660 or even an overclocked 660.

All down to what resolution are you playing at. @1080 (both would be great)
post #4 of 6
If it were I making the decision i would go for the 7870. AMD is having a great game bundle(Bioshock Infinite, FC 3 blooddragon biggrin.gif...)

With Rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202025
Or If your deadset on Gigabyte
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125418
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excellent deal for USD 230 with $10 off GA-787OC2G w/code: IRENA1410 ends 6/3/13. HD 7870 is faster than GTX 660 and scales much better with overclocking compared to GTX 660
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