I am in a bit of a situation here and help would be much appreciated.
I will be buying a new pc in a few days. I live in a small town in the middle of nowhere in South Africa. With only 2 major pc shops, one being a walk in store and the other an online store.
Now, the online store stocks the MSI 660 Ti for $80 US dollars more than the Gigabyte GTX660. BUT, the online store only offers a 1 year warranty on the MSI 660Ti aswell as the Gigabyte 660. The walk in pc store stocks ONLY the Gigabyte GTX660 and not the MSI Ti at all, neither a Gigabyte Ti version, and they offer a 3 year warranty support.
Ok so I really want the MSI 660 Ti, but it only has one year warranty and keep in mind, this is Africa, the MSI support is basically non existent, so if the MSI ti decided to fail on me after one year, I will basically have to ship it to the USA at my own cost. In the other hand I have the Gigabyte GTX660 offer for $80 US dollars less than the MSI Ti version AND with a 3 year warranty.
So basically what I'm is, is the MSI 660 Ti really worth that much more than the normal Gigabyte 660 ? (in my crap country)
Can you guys please help me decide.
I will primarily be playing BF3, BF4, Arma 3 and maybe GTA 5 later, if it comes to pc.
Also, I am not an overclocker at all and I do not wish to overclock any of my components. (To some of you who will probably say I should OC the Gigabyte 660)
i would say if you are going to want to play bf4 and future games like that, out of those 2 cards i would get the gtx 660ti. not that it is exactly "worth it" but you will need some extra power most likely for future games so i think it is best if you get the 660ti. dont worry too much about the warranty if you are not going to overclock.