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MSI N660Ti PE 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB

Hello, I'm in the process of trying to build my first PC and I need to know more about this component: MSI N660Ti PE 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB
I've seen some recommendations on this site for it, but I need a few things clarified

Keep in mind this is my first build, and I have never overclocked anything (though I'm willing to give it a shot). My knowledge of overclocking doesn't go far beyond that it can improve performance, but risks damaging components and higher temperatures. I have genuinely looked for some of this info and couldn't find it, so any help, links to tutorials, recommendations, advice, etc., would be great.
Thanks
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  1. Get the 7870 XT. Better overclocking. Better performance. Better value.
  2. Best answer
    Interesting and WELCOME!!!

    Right so.

    1. The card is overclocked a little . Stock = 915MHz (Boost : 980Boost) The PE is : 1019MHz (Boost Clock: 1097)
    2. OCing CAN BE benificiary, but risky. Since this card is FACTORY OCd, its under full warranty and is not risky at all. If you want to OC more however, the option is there for some nice improvement.

    3. You won't need extra cooling, to be honest the cooler on that card is one of the best you can get out of the box.
    4. The recommended wattage PSU for this card is 450W. But that's a safe estimate depending on your system.

    IF YOU REALLY are interested in graphics card OCing. You really shoudl not be looking at NVidia, Nvidia Kepler cards (GTX6xx) are VERY limited on the overclocking side. AMD is a better option in that regard. The equivalent AMD card is an HD7950. Its about the same price and its a little faster in most games.

    Anyhoo...

    I would recommend you start at stage one and tell us about your WHOLE build you are looking at.
    Use this template :
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/353572-31-build-upgrade-advice
  3. oddlyinsane said:
    Get the 7870 XT. Better overclocking. Better performance. Better value.


    Better value maybe, performance? Not so much.
  4. Depends on the game, man. But generally, the 7870 XT is going to level or surpass it once it's overclocked. It is essentially a cut down version of the 7950.
  5. oddlyinsane said:
    Depends on the game, man. But generally, the 7870 XT is going to level or surpass it once it's overclocked. It is essentially a cut down version of the 7950.


    I am fully aware of that. Although a hefty OC is necessary.
  6. It's still going to be better value. Isn't that what we all want these days?
  7. Novuake said:
    oddlyinsane said:
    Get the 7870 XT. Better overclocking. Better performance. Better value.


    Better value maybe, performance? Not so much.
    +1
  8. bigcyco1 said:
    Novuake said:
    oddlyinsane said:
    Get the 7870 XT. Better overclocking. Better performance. Better value.


    Better value maybe, performance? Not so much.
    +1



    http://www.techradar.com/au/reviews/pc-mac/pc-components/graphics-cards/sapphire-radeon-hd-7870-xt-1130535/review

    http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1651/pg5/sapphire-hd-7870-xt-with-boost-tahiti-le-graphics-card-review-far-cry-3.html
  9. oddlyinsane said:
    bigcyco1 said:
    Novuake said:
    oddlyinsane said:
    Get the 7870 XT. Better overclocking. Better performance. Better value.


    Better value maybe, performance? Not so much.
    +1



    http://www.techradar.com/au/reviews/pc-mac/pc-components/graphics-cards/sapphire-radeon-hd-7870-xt-1130535/review

    http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1651/pg5/sapphire-hd-7870-xt-with-boost-tahiti-le-graphics-card-review-far-cry-3.html


    Did you notice the "max OC" tag?
  10. oddlyinsane said:
    bigcyco1 said:
    Novuake said:
    oddlyinsane said:
    Get the 7870 XT. Better overclocking. Better performance. Better value.


    Better value maybe, performance? Not so much.
    +1



    http://www.techradar.com/au/reviews/pc-mac/pc-components/graphics-cards/sapphire-radeon-hd-7870-xt-1130535/review

    http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1651/pg5/sapphire-hd-7870-xt-with-boost-tahiti-le-graphics-card-review-far-cry-3.html
    That's not with the latest drivers is it ?
  11. 660ti is still the best performer than 7870xt.. enough said!
    Well in terms of performance. but value..not
  12. Thanks so much to everybody, this has really been helpful and I've seriously considered this new graphics card.
    Novuake, I took your advice and made a page for the full build and would really appreciate help from anybody over there; the page is:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1640448/build-gaming.html
    Great job guys, I'm really loving this site :D
  13. No prob. Il take a look...
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