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Which out of these two video cards should I choose ?

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With the price being a factor which would you between these two cards and why if possble. Don't suggest ATI products. From what I've read from others 650 boost is the best bang for your buck and nipping at the heels of the 660.



GIGABYTE GV-N65TBOC-2GD GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST 2GB 192-bit GDDR5

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125457



MSI N650TI TF 2GD5/OC BE GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127728



Right off the bat I noticed in the picture that MSI pcb board is much longer than the Gigabyte where the Gigabyte is shorter and the cooler grill and fan extend beyond the pcb.
Edited by Subzero11 - 8/5/13 at 9:57am
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Based on my own experience, I like the Gigabyte cards.
They tend to run a bit cooler and quieter.
But I don't have any experience with that type of cooler, or the MSI model you're looking at, so it could go either way.
Still, for whatever it's worth, I'd recommend the Gigabyte model.
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post #3 of 5
The MSI although i'm slightly biased since I cannot stand Gigabyte cards.
 
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post #4 of 5
Both of them are pretty good cards/brand. Can't go wrong with either one. The GIGABYTE one has an extra year of labor warranty.
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I really like the Twin Frozr cooler so my vote would be for the MSI. I have put a lot of Twin Frozr edition graphics cards into customer builds and they run cool, quiet, are typically factory overclocked, and reliable.

I have used a few gigabyte cards in customer machines and never had a problem either. Really you could go with whichever you can get the best deal on or comes with the best bundle, etc.
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