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    Looking for a new GPU

    Hey everyone, so I recently decided on getting myself an FX 6300 Vishera and now I'm looking at which GPU to get. Thanks for any feedback guys!!

    Current Rig:
    775 watt Diablotek ATX PSU
    AMD Vishera FX-6300 3.5 GHz (Six Core)
    8gb Gskill Ripjaws DDR3 1333 (2x4gb)
    Galaxy GTX 560 (Non Ti)
    7200 RPM Hitachi HDD
    HAF Coolermaster

    Budget is currently at 200-300$

    Here are the two that are on my mind -
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130809
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814131484

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    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...k,3297-13.html

    Overall they are fairly evenly matched cards, the 660 pulls ahead in some cases the 7870 in others. As a Nvidia fan boy and having never had an issue with EVGA cards I would personally go for the 660 but if you want to save some money the 7870 isn't much of a step down if any.

    EDIT: I didn't realize it was a 660 TI never mind in basically all cases the 660 TI beats the 7870 pretty overwhelmingly. In my opinion go with the 660 TI no doubt.
    Last edited by Sayier; 2013-01-26 at 07:15 PM.

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    Thanks for the quick reply, it is 70 bucks cheaper haha I was more leaning towards it, but the forum is still open for more opinions! Thanks Sayier

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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...D=3938566&SID= much better card than the EVGA version.
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    So you guys think the 660 ti is worth the extra 70 bucks?

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    It is more like $35 if you take the ASUS card I linked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spoonx View Post
    So you guys think the 660 ti is worth the extra 70 bucks?
    Im no real wizz or annything about the subject, but i think it depends on how long you will use the video card.
    If your not planning to upgrade it for a year or 3 then i'd say yes! its worth the 70 bucks, but if your gonna upgrade some time next year or year and a half then no i dont think it will be worth it.
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    well its 220$ for 7870 vs 275$ for 660 ti (Both after rebates)

    Also keep in mind the 7870 is the tahiti LE, I was recommended that version over standard 7870, does anyone know what this means?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spoonx View Post
    well its 220$ for 7870 vs 275$ for 660 ti (Both after rebates)

    Also keep in mind the 7870 is the tahiti LE, I was recommended that version over standard 7870, does anyone know what this means?
    Yes it is based on a 7950 GPU.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814202024
    vs
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...D=3938566&SID=

    I wouldn't take the other cards with reference coolers.
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    Reference coolers? and why did you link the non tahiti? I'm soo confused lmao

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    It isn't non Tahiti. It is a Tahiti LE just like the other but it has a better cooling solution. It is cooler and makes less noise.
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    Sorry if I missed it but how can you tell its Tahiti LE?

    ---------- Post added 2013-01-26 at 02:38 PM ----------

    Whoa, check this out n0cturnal http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161404

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    Quote Originally Posted by spoonx View Post
    Sorry if I missed it but how can you tell its Tahiti LE?

    ---------- Post added 2013-01-26 at 02:38 PM ----------

    Whoa, check this out n0cturnal http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161404
    By the number of stream processors. The one you just linked is the normal 7870 with a Pitcairn GPU.

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    so still go for tahiti? forget about the iceq, the cooling caught my eye

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    It seems that the 660Ti and the 7870 Tahiti LE are quite close in performance. Considering the price difference I would say that the AMD card is a better purchase.

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    I was thinking that as well, and what about the iceq? the cooling isn't outstanding or anything?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161404

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    Quote Originally Posted by spoonx View Post
    I was thinking that as well, and what about the iceq? the cooling isn't outstanding or anything?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161404
    That cooling system isn't that much better than the stock when it comes to temperature. I've checked a review and they noticed only a 4C difference between them.

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    Ok awesome, so looks like I'll be going with the tahiti, would you recommend the Powercooler or Sapphire?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814202024

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814131484

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    Quote Originally Posted by spoonx View Post
    Ok awesome, so looks like I'll be going with the tahiti, would you recommend the Powercooler or Sapphire?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814202024

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814131484
    I would go with the Sapphire card, it has better cooling.

    edit: Actually scrap that, I just noticed that the Powercolor is $30 cheaper after the rebate so that might be a better purchase.
    Last edited by stalkerzzzz; 2013-01-26 at 08:13 PM.

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    If you are looking to play Diablo 3 don't get the 660 ti... I am having major issues with only that game on this card. Runs terrible in diablo 3 for some reason, but everything else like wow/lol/planetside 2 runs flawlessly with no hiccups.

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