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I'm still running a BFG Tech GTX 260 and it runs DoTA 2 fine.

Can definitely tell it's showing it's age on other random new games I play though.

Friend can get me the following:

EVGA GTX 680 SC 2GB (~$300)
EVGA GTX 670 SC 4GB (~$270)
EVGA GTX 660 ti SC 3GB (~$240)

I was interested in the GTX 770 but the EVGA ones are running closer to the $500 range.

Doesn't seem like there's any new info on a 760ti either or if there's even going to be one.

Seems like the 770 isn't that much better to warrant the price difference...

Does it really run that much cooler or more power efficient that it might save on electricity long run if I leave my computer on almost 24/7?
Edited by iDShaDoW - 6/26/13 at 2:11pm
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If you are on 1080p, get the 680 2gb and an aftermarket cooler.

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I'd definitely get the 680 2GB.

Note that if for some reason you'd prefer more VRAM the EVGA GTX 760 4GB is $289, but it performs in between 660 Ti and 670 levels.
Edited by svenge - 6/26/13 at 2:45pm
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I have 2 monitors, was thinking of grabbing a 3rd and removing the bezels but not sure how well that works for Dell SP2309w's.

Doubt I'd use Eyefinity anytime soon though.

The main thing is that the 670 4GB would be $270 (that's tax included now) but the 760 I'd wanna get one of the OC'd models and it'd probably get pushed up into the $350-400 range for one of EVGA's.
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