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also one more question.... overclocking reduces the life of the card??, is it more prone to fail????
As long as:

a) You have a quality power supply capable of doing its rated power in spec
b) Your card receives adequate cooling
c) You aren't being particularly foolish with the overclock settings


No.
The card will not be more prone to failure.
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also one more question.... overclocking reduces the life of the card??, is it more prone to fail????
It only reduces the life of the card if the temps are too high, you use too much voltage or the ripple is out of spec (e.g. cheap PSU). Both cards seem very much the same in performance and it all depends on whether you wanna go green or red.

IMHO Id watch videos on youtube and jus do some general googling about a particular card and compare it against the other. Also look at features, Do you play PhysX games, would you use CUDA, Do you plan to fold? If the answer to any of those id yes then buy the Nvidia card, if no then buy the cheaper card.
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