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October 28, 2012 10:55:31 AM

I have recently built my computer about a month ago, and I was wondering If I should get a 660 Ti or keep my 550 Ti and wait till the price drops.

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a c 175 U Graphics card
October 28, 2012 11:05:07 AM

660 Ti would be a nice upgrade. But the problem is, are you content with your current GPU's performance? If yes, keep it. If not, then you can get one.
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October 28, 2012 11:10:08 AM

After further research I think I've decided on the 660 because the Ti is a little out of my price range. Also, yes the 550 Ti is not what I expected.
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October 28, 2012 11:18:33 AM

GTX 660 is very good value. It was on this month's graphics recommended buy list alongside the HD 7870 if you have $10-20 to spare.

I'm considering a Gigabyte GTX 660 myself too :) .
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October 28, 2012 11:24:29 AM

amdfangirl said:
GTX 660 is very good value. It was on this month's graphics recommended buy list alongside the HD 7870 if you have $10-20 to spare.

I'm considering a Gigabyte GTX 660 myself too :) .

Im not much of an AMD fan. Ive been looking at the EVGA Super Clocked one, it seems a little faster than the Gigabyte.
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a b U Graphics card
October 28, 2012 11:31:24 AM

I had a 560Ti for 3 months and sold mine for a loss of $30. I didn't mind cuz I used it for a couple months. I sold it to a friend and it had warranty still.

If you are doubting and wanting more, then upgrade. I splurged to a 660Ti. Mind you I went from 560ti to 660ti. I love the boost, but it depends on what you want to get out of your GPU. At 1080p it plays what I want at great speeds and quality. If you bought a 660ti you'd be impressed.

The 660ti price is high. I completely agree with people that say it should be lower, like $270 or so. It could drop in price, but if your willing to spend $300-320, then consider a 7950.
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a c 175 U Graphics card
October 28, 2012 11:33:22 AM

I think you should get the gigabyte version, lower temperatures means higher overclockability.

By the way, what makes you avoiding the 7870? I think the extra $10-$20 is worth it.
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October 28, 2012 11:38:33 AM

I go for the card with best performance/watt.

HD 7870 consumes more power, but ends up being slightly faster but less affected by intense levels of AA due to a wider bus. (256bit vs. 192 bit)

Either card is good value. Depends on your taste :) .

Though the HD 7870 may be bundled with a free game.
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a b U Graphics card
October 28, 2012 11:43:30 AM

Going solely on performance and/or temps, the Gigabyte is the better card. I've owned 2 now, one of my old 560Ti's and now my 7950. But if you are even slightly concerned about the future(failures) EVGA has better RMA options.
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a c 175 U Graphics card
October 28, 2012 11:56:56 AM

Anik8 said:
MSI has released the 660 hawk in the market,which is faster than the 7870 at the same price.If you find it I'd highly recommend you get it.
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_660_HAWK/

Strange... There you find 660 beating 7870. I'm sure in the beginning (at 660 launch), techpowerup has the 7870 faster. But anyway, Reference 7870 are cheaper than that.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Overclcok it to1200 MHz and it will beat the 660, even the Hawk.
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a b U Graphics card
October 28, 2012 12:14:26 PM

And then again my friend,don't forget to manually overclock the hawk also :p 
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