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Topic # 114066 7-Feb-2013 00:11
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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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  Reply # 756767 7-Feb-2013 05:52
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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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  Reply # 757531 8-Feb-2013 20:54
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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
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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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  Reply # 757542 8-Feb-2013 21:23
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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!
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~Dylan

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  Reply # 757613 9-Feb-2013 09:48
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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
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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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