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Should I buy this card?

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I have an aging 470 GTX that I am thinking about replacing with this Sparkle 660 Ti, which I think is listed for a pretty good price. I also have about $20 in Amazon credit, so I would only be paying about $167 for this. However, I have seen zero reviews on this card. Looks like a regularly cooled 660 Ti to me.

What do you guys think? Decent upgrade? Heard any issues about this particular card?
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Yes it will definitely be an upgrade as in 660ti but as in sparkle ? thumb.gif
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OP are you on a tight budget and do you prefer Nvidia. if you want nvidia card i suggest ASUS GTX 660 Ti. much better cooler and PCB quality.

www.amazon.com/Graphics-Overclocked-Cards-GTX660-TI-DC2O-2GD5/dp/B008Y65MUA/

if you can spend a bit more then without a doubt go for HD 7950. faster than GTX 660 Ti. you must also have heard about the Never Settle Forever game bundle. there is a very good chance that BF4 is going to be available in Oct . so get a HD 7950. wait till Oct and then grab BF4 and a couple of other games from that list.

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/62658-amd-launches-never-settle-forever-game-promo.html

"the Gaming Evolved Forever “credits” don’t need to be redeemed right away and can be used for future titles instead. Their expiry date is December 31st 2013 but supposedly AMD will be adding some amazing games to their lineup before Christmas so you may want to hold on until then. "

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202026

if you want to buy from amazon the Gigabyte HD 7950 is a good option. 1 ghz clocks out of box. good cooler and 3 yr warranty.

www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Mini-Displayport-PCI-Express-Graphic-GV-R795WF3-3GD/dp/B007581QHG/

http://www.overclock.net/t/1416711/gigabyte-windforce-gold-standard

HD 7950(1150 mhz) vs GTX 660 Ti(1346 mhz)
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/07/02/msi_n760_tf_2gd5oc_gtx_760_overclocking_review/5
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Definitely aim for the 7950 if you have the budget.

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