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Topic # 114066 7-Feb-2013 00:11 Send private message

I'm trying to decide between these two graphics cards for my next build, I have a i5-3570k, asus extreme 4 mobo, corsair 750w psu etc etc.

I'll probably choose one of the "OC" editions depending on price, I want to buy local, not looking to import
so either the GTX660 or the HD7870

I'm spending ~$350

Thanks guys,

~Dylan

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 756767 7-Feb-2013 05:52 Send private message

They're pretty similar.

7870 just pips the 660 in most benchmarks.

Pretty much go for whichever is cheapest, has the extra features you want or looks the best.

https://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=412427

http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=409260



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Master Geek


  Reply # 757531 8-Feb-2013 20:54 Send private message

I'm considering the 660ti or the 7870 now, but not sure if spending the extra ~$100 or so on the 660ti is worth it. What do you reckon?

~Dylan

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  Reply # 757541 8-Feb-2013 21:15 Send private message

Have you also checked out EVGA's GTX660 SC?

$100 less than a Ti and not that far off in comparison.

It is an excellent mid-range card.



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Master Geek


  Reply # 757542 8-Feb-2013 21:23 Send private message

Yeah I had a look, but not that keen on it, even the pricing hasn't swayed me. I've just had previous experience with the Asus parts, and I'm very happy with the end-products so far, haven't had to deal with DOA parts, or their customer service at all, probably why I'm so happy with them!
Cheers,

~Dylan

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  Reply # 757613 9-Feb-2013 09:48 Send private message

660 Ti for me....

http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?r=p&partid=17232

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  Reply # 758822 9-Feb-2013 22:32 Send private message

The 7870 is better value atm because for some reason the GTX 660 Ti's are really over priced in NZ

7870 vs 660 Ti
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/548?vs=647

7870 prices
http://pricespy.co.nz/category.php?k=v1988&o=produkt_pris_inkmoms

660 Ti prices
http://pricespy.co.nz/category.php?k=v2021&o=produkt_pris_inkmoms#rparams=ss=7870

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