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Is There A Better Deal Than 2 GTX 660's for $250?

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I'm helping a friend build a mid-range (considering a SLI or Crossfire) gaming rig and spotted an overstock of (NIB) MSI Twin Frozr GTX 660's for a $120 each. Do you think it's a sweet deal or can he do better with a single GPU without going over $260 (that's including tax). We're currently at the store now, so we hope we can get some quick, logical responses so he can make his decision.
post #2 of 22
I buy a lot of stuff now on www.reddit.com/r/hardwareswap.

They regularly sell 290's there for 200-240, which to me sounds like a way better deal than two 660's.

670's sell for around $110-$140 there (I sold mine for $130 shipped several months ago).
post #3 of 22
R290 used or new 280x
post #4 of 22
Thread Starter 
He prefer new gpu's. I can't get this guy buy a used video game. He'll buy a used mobo but not used gpu's... so, do you think that's a good price for a couple of old generation gpu's? He's gaming at 1080p.
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R290 used or new 280x

2 GTX 660's = what single gpu?
post #5 of 22
290 https://slickdeals.net/newsearch.php?firstonly=1&q=290 as long as you're in amurica (sarcasm poking fun at america)
post #6 of 22
A single 290

Also you can pick up 7950's for around $120 each used. A 7950 is a decent deal faster than a GTX660.
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ATTENTION!!! HE PREFERS TO HAVE NEW GPU'S. HE WILL NOT BUY USED GPU'S. So I'm trying to find him a deal for a new single gpu (if any) that can match 2 GTX 660's for $250. He will buy from online store.

Can someone PLEASE check NewEgg for me. For some reason, I can not get Newegg while in this store.
Edited by drBlahMan - 5/19/15 at 4:29pm
post #8 of 22
Tell him to buy one 660 and save for a more powerful card down the road. If he decides to upgrade down the road and wants to sell the 660's he won't get much out of them in re-sell value.
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I wouldn't do it, too many good deals out there if you just look.

 
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Quote:
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I wouldn't do it, too many good deals out there if you just look.


Right on bro thumb.gif ...This is what he needs to see biggrin.gif
Edited by drBlahMan - 5/19/15 at 4:42pm
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