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December 2, 2013 9:55:08 PM

hey guys, i currently have a Asus GTX 660ti, but im thinking of upgrading, and i have a few questions,

1. i know two 660ti's in SLI is powerful, but i cant find any online stores that ship to australia with a 660ti at a reasonable price, if i could i would of bought another 660ti. So anyone know of good online australian or international stores that have Asus 660ti's and ship to Aus.

2. what are your opinions on which nvidia 600 or 700 series is best for the money, no matter what the price is.

so far im thinking of buying two new 660's or a single 770.
thanks for your help

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a b U Graphics card
December 2, 2013 10:15:35 PM

Pretty reasonable for 2 660s. ($219 ea.). It's what I run and they rock.
http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvn...
To beat the performance you would have to step up to a GTX 780 or equivalent Radeon card.
You might be out of luck for the 660Ti's.
The best Nvidia card, perhaps the Best single card overall, is the new GTX 780Ti. (Up to you if they are the best for the money. For that you might need to take a look here):
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

Here's EVGA's plane Jane card:
http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-03gp428...
Here's a superclocked one:
http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-03gp428...
Here's an ASUS;
http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-gtx780t...

SORRY, I didn't read the start clearly; thought you had a 660. The 780Ti information is still valid, and a single 780 will perform as well as or better then two 660's (I told you they Rocked!). A 780Ti kicks everyone in the butt.
December 3, 2013 3:55:08 AM

nostall said:
Pretty reasonable for 2 660s. ($219 ea.). It's what I run and they rock.
http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvn...
To beat the performance you would have to step up to a GTX 780 or equivalent Radeon card.
You might be out of luck for the 660Ti's.
The best Nvidia card, perhaps the Best single card overall, is the new GTX 780Ti. (Up to you if they are the best for the money. For that you might need to take a look here):
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

Here's EVGA's plane Jane card:
http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-03gp428...
Here's a superclocked one:
http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-03gp428...
Here's an ASUS;
http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-gtx780t...

SORRY, I didn't read the start clearly; thought you had a 660. The 780Ti information is still valid, and a single 780 will perform as well as or better then two 660's (I told you they Rocked!). A 780Ti kicks everyone in the butt.


do you think its worth buying 2 new 660's for around $400 instead of a 780 or 780ti for $650-$800. Future proof for next-gen games?
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a b U Graphics card
December 6, 2013 9:00:16 AM

Lemons48 said:
nostall said:
Pretty reasonable for 2 660s. ($219 ea.). It's what I run and they rock.
http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvn...
To beat the performance you would have to step up to a GTX 780 or equivalent Radeon card.
You might be out of luck for the 660Ti's.
The best Nvidia card, perhaps the Best single card overall, is the new GTX 780Ti. (Up to you if they are the best for the money. For that you might need to take a look here):
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

Here's EVGA's plane Jane card:
http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-03gp428...
Here's a superclocked one:
http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-03gp428...
Here's an ASUS;
http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-gtx780t...

SORRY, I didn't read the start clearly; thought you had a 660. The 780Ti information is still valid, and a single 780 will perform as well as or better then two 660's (I told you they Rocked!). A 780Ti kicks everyone in the butt.


do you think its worth buying 2 new 660's for around $400 instead of a 780 or 780ti for $650-$800. Future proof for next-gen games?


Well, maybe. What are the rest of your components? CPU, RAM (quantity/speed), and power supply? With SLI your power supply's amperage/wattage and make and model (dependability) be come really important.
The 780 or 780Ti definitely would give you some future-proofing, but the other components can end up bottle-necking the graphics. Of course, that provides an excuse to upgrade the rest of the system, perhaps over time as a project.
Repost please and we/I can give you a better answer about the card; also remember budget.
Sorry my response took so long, but have been really busy with work and problems and not able to get back on Tom's 'til today.
December 6, 2013 1:55:15 PM

nostall said:
Lemons48 said:
nostall said:
Pretty reasonable for 2 660s. ($219 ea.). It's what I run and they rock.
http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvn...
To beat the performance you would have to step up to a GTX 780 or equivalent Radeon card.
You might be out of luck for the 660Ti's.
The best Nvidia card, perhaps the Best single card overall, is the new GTX 780Ti. (Up to you if they are the best for the money. For that you might need to take a look here):
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

Here's EVGA's plane Jane card:
http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-03gp428...
Here's a superclocked one:
http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-03gp428...
Here's an ASUS;
http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-gtx780t...

SORRY, I didn't read the start clearly; thought you had a 660. The 780Ti information is still valid, and a single 780 will perform as well as or better then two 660's (I told you they Rocked!). A 780Ti kicks everyone in the butt.


do you think its worth buying 2 new 660's for around $400 instead of a 780 or 780ti for $650-$800. Future proof for next-gen games?


Well, maybe. What are the rest of your components? CPU, RAM (quantity/speed), and power supply? With SLI your power supply's amperage/wattage and make and model (dependability) be come really important.
The 780 or 780Ti definitely would give you some future-proofing, but the other components can end up bottle-necking the graphics. Of course, that provides an excuse to upgrade the rest of the system, perhaps over time as a project.
Repost please and we/I can give you a better answer about the card; also remember budget.
Sorry my response took so long, but have been really busy with work and problems and not able to get back on Tom's 'til today.


im confused,do you want me to repost the whole thread?
a b U Graphics card
December 7, 2013 8:16:32 PM

Lemons48 said:
nostall said:
Lemons48 said:
nostall said:
Pretty reasonable for 2 660s. ($219 ea.). It's what I run and they rock.
http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvn...
To beat the performance you would have to step up to a GTX 780 or equivalent Radeon card.
You might be out of luck for the 660Ti's.
The best Nvidia card, perhaps the Best single card overall, is the new GTX 780Ti. (Up to you if they are the best for the money. For that you might need to take a look here):
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

Here's EVGA's plane Jane card:
http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-03gp428...
Here's a superclocked one:
http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-03gp428...
Here's an ASUS;
http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-gtx780t...

SORRY, I didn't read the start clearly; thought you had a 660. The 780Ti information is still valid, and a single 780 will perform as well as or better then two 660's (I told you they Rocked!). A 780Ti kicks everyone in the butt.


do you think its worth buying 2 new 660's for around $400 instead of a 780 or 780ti for $650-$800. Future proof for next-gen games?


Well, maybe. What are the rest of your components? CPU, RAM (quantity/speed), and power supply? With SLI your power supply's amperage/wattage and make and model (dependability) be come really important.
The 780 or 780Ti definitely would give you some future-proofing, but the other components can end up bottle-necking the graphics. Of course, that provides an excuse to upgrade the rest of the system, perhaps over time as a project.
Repost please and we/I can give you a better answer about the card; also remember budget.
Sorry my response took so long, but have been really busy with work and problems and not able to get back on Tom's 'til today.


im confused,do you want me to repost the whole thread?


No, no! Just tell us herein the info. such as i7 920, 8GB DDR3 1600, Corsair CX 600 (just an example).
December 8, 2013 12:56:07 AM

nostall said:
Lemons48 said:
nostall said:
Lemons48 said:
nostall said:
Pretty reasonable for 2 660s. ($219 ea.). It's what I run and they rock.
http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvn...
To beat the performance you would have to step up to a GTX 780 or equivalent Radeon card.
You might be out of luck for the 660Ti's.
The best Nvidia card, perhaps the Best single card overall, is the new GTX 780Ti. (Up to you if they are the best for the money. For that you might need to take a look here):
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

Here's EVGA's plane Jane card:
http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-03gp428...
Here's a superclocked one:
http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-03gp428...
Here's an ASUS;
http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-gtx780t...

SORRY, I didn't read the start clearly; thought you had a 660. The 780Ti information is still valid, and a single 780 will perform as well as or better then two 660's (I told you they Rocked!). A 780Ti kicks everyone in the butt.


do you think its worth buying 2 new 660's for around $400 instead of a 780 or 780ti for $650-$800. Future proof for next-gen games?


Well, maybe. What are the rest of your components? CPU, RAM (quantity/speed), and power supply? With SLI your power supply's amperage/wattage and make and model (dependability) be come really important.
The 780 or 780Ti definitely would give you some future-proofing, but the other components can end up bottle-necking the graphics. Of course, that provides an excuse to upgrade the rest of the system, perhaps over time as a project.
Repost please and we/I can give you a better answer about the card; also remember budget.
Sorry my response took so long, but have been really busy with work and problems and not able to get back on Tom's 'til today.


im confused,do you want me to repost the whole thread?


No, no! Just tell us herein the info. such as i7 920, 8GB DDR3 1600, Corsair CX 600 (just an example).


ok, ive got

CPU= i5 3570K @3.5GHZ
MoBo= Asus P8Z77-M-PRO
RAM= Corsair 8GB DDR3 1600MHz 2x 4GB
GPU= Asus Direct CU GTX 660Ti 2gb OC edition
PSU= CoolerMaster GX 750 watt 80 plus Bronze
CPU Cooler= NZXT Kraken X40 AIO water cooler
Case= CoolerMaster Storm Stryker Full Tower
1TB Seagate HDD
120GB Samsung SSD

i thinks thats all it, i also have 6 fans running in my case, 3x 120mm, 3x 140mm

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a b U Graphics card
December 8, 2013 6:09:13 PM
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Thanks. That's a rockin' system and you would probably do well to get the 780Ti. Your CPU, mobo, RAM etc. should offer top performance for a few more years: and you can, if necessary, OC the CPU.
Your power supply, however, is something else. You might want to consider replacing the PSU BEFORE you invest anymore money in your system. The CM GX (not the GX II) does not have a good reputation, and as you probably know when a power supply suddenly dies, fails, or runs out of spec, it can take some very expensive components with it.

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...
Also, check out Tier 4 in this list:
http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx
Soooo, I would probably proceed like this:
1. Check out quality power supplies(and prices) in the 850-1000watt range (thinking of 7xx video card or cards).
The new Coolermaster V series are Seasonic made and can be found for truly great prices. On another thread SR-71 Blackbird posted this psu:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: Cooler Master V850 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $139.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-08 09:58 EST-0500)
Quality psu suppliers/manufactures are Seasonic, XFX, Corsair, Antec: Two of the top quality makers of PSU's are Seasonic and Super Flower. The CM V series is made by Seasonic, as is XFX; some of the Corsairs are made by SuperFlower or Seasonic (have to research each model).

2. If you only have budget left to do two 660's, then that is a good option, BUT, I think I would put the remainder of graphics budget aside until I could buy a 780Ti.
I believe that with the new psu and a 780Ti, a little overclock on the CPU (maybe 3-5 percent), you would kick ass in games and work programs for a good 2-3 years. By then the price on the 780Ti's will drop and you can put another in your pc.


December 8, 2013 8:49:42 PM

nostall said:
Thanks. That's a rockin' system and you would probably do well to get the 780Ti. Your CPU, mobo, RAM etc. should offer top performance for a few more years: and you can, if necessary, OC the CPU.
Your power supply, however, is something else. You might want to consider replacing the PSU BEFORE you invest anymore money in your system. The CM GX (not the GX II) does not have a good reputation, and as you probably know when a power supply suddenly dies, fails, or runs out of spec, it can take some very expensive components with it.

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...
Also, check out Tier 4 in this list:
http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx
Soooo, I would probably proceed like this:
1. Check out quality power supplies(and prices) in the 850-1000watt range (thinking of 7xx video card or cards).
The new Coolermaster V series are Seasonic made and can be found for truly great prices. On another thread SR-71 Blackbird posted this psu:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: Cooler Master V850 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $139.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-08 09:58 EST-0500)
Quality psu suppliers/manufactures are Seasonic, XFX, Corsair, Antec: Two of the top quality makers of PSU's are Seasonic and Super Flower. The CM V series is made by Seasonic, as is XFX; some of the Corsairs are made by SuperFlower or Seasonic (have to research each model).

2. If you only have budget left to do two 660's, then that is a good option, BUT, I think I would put the remainder of graphics budget aside until I could buy a 780Ti.
I believe that with the new psu and a 780Ti, a little overclock on the CPU (maybe 3-5 percent), you would kick ass in games and work programs for a good 2-3 years. By then the price on the 780Ti's will drop and you can put another in your pc.




Thanks for the advice :)  I'll consider my options, thanks for the help
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