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i was planning on picking this up http://www.amazon.ca/Gigabyte-GV-N660OC-2GD-PCI-Express-Displayport-Graphics/dp/B00942TK8I/ref=sr_1_1?m=A3DWYIK6Y9EEQB&s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1369095702&sr=1-1&keywords=GV-N660OC-2GD

but some people said to drop an extra $50 and get a 7870

i did some research and i don't see a big performance difference

the 660 i'm planning to get stays very cool while the 7870 has overheat problems

tomshardware shows the performance per dollar is not big of a difference as well

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-performance.html

what do you guys suggest
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Pick up the 660, you will be more happy with it.
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Very Minimal Performance difference. So get the one that's cheapest... 660 IMO, so you won't have as much Dual cards issues.


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