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Confusing 660 / 660ti pricing for upgrading

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October 27, 2012 11:13:08 PM

Hi there,

I've been looking at a new upgrade for a while and decided to wait untill the 660ti came out. However after looking into it the options have just become flatout confusing as to which model to go for. It mainly for gaming at 1080 and some 3d malarky now that the ps3 monitor can be used with Nvidias 3dvision.

This was what i expected to see for the 660ti
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

But found on futureshop of all places this one
http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/asus-asus-geforc...

At nearly $70 cheaper it seems almost too good to be true.

For the regular 660's the prices seem about even but found a suoerclocked EVGA at $229 which if my thinking is correct would be Ti speeds at an even lower cost.

The card has to last me a while and also not get me iffy looks from the missus for the price at the same time. Any pointers would be great.
October 27, 2012 11:26:56 PM

7out said:
Hi there,

I've been looking at a new upgrade for a while and decided to wait untill the 660ti came out. However after looking into it the options have just become flatout confusing as to which model to go for. It mainly for gaming at 1080 and some 3d malarky now that the ps3 monitor can be used with Nvidias 3dvision.

This was what i expected to see for the 660ti
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

But found on futureshop of all places this one
http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/asus-asus-geforc...

At nearly $70 cheaper it seems almost too good to be true.

For the regular 660's the prices seem about even but found a suoerclocked EVGA at $229 which if my thinking is correct would be Ti speeds at an even lower cost.

The card has to last me a while and also not get me iffy looks from the missus for the price at the same time. Any pointers would be great.


I'm not going to pretend to be a know-it-all because I certainly am not. And there are tons of people who will give you more facts and better knowledge. However I have the MSI 660 TI, and couldn't be happier. I play BF3, WoW, Skyrim all maxed out with no issues at all. I'm sure a lot depends on the rest of your rig, but I paid $300 for it 2 months ago, and with rebates it's now down to $269. For my money, I'm very happy with it.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 27, 2012 11:30:06 PM

It looks like Futureshop are scamming. It says GTX 660 Ti in the title and the specs, but just GTX 660 in the description. When you google the model number, you get the ASUS page for a GTX 660.
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October 28, 2012 12:03:24 AM

Yes, seems like a scam to me, the same model at newegg sells even less:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

I don't think a normal 660 superclocked would match a 660 Ti. Yes, if you are overclocking it yourself you could, but I don't think a factory overclock would.

Long story, but I would go for these:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
Or
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Also, the MSI 660 Ti is also a pick. But I heard them making overvoltages which could make the card unstable. Whether you trust this or not, The MSI 660 Ti might be an option for you.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
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October 28, 2012 8:49:14 AM

I thought the FS one was too good to be true, might give them a call and see if I can squeeze anything out of them ;) 

Thanks for the help guys, will be definately going down the 660Ti route for sure, not sure on the MSI one due to the overvoltages but well worth the cash, thanks again
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