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a b U Graphics card
December 4, 2012 2:25:18 AM

Hi,

I've recently build up my pc with the following parts,

cpu: Intel Core i5 3570
mb: lga1155 ASUS P8H77-M-LE
ram: G.Skill Sniper (Dual) 2x4gb ddr3 1600 CL9 (F3 12800CL9D 8GBSR2)
atx: NZXT Phantom
psu: Seasonic (S12II) 620watts PSU 80Plus Bronze PHP 3400.00
hdd int 3.5: WDC Caviar Black 500gb
mon: LG 23\" (IPS234V) LED IPS Panel

As you can see, there is no video card yet. I'm looking to get a 660 Ti, but I'm not sure yet which one will I buy, reference/non-reference and what brand. As you can see in my build, I wont be overclocking. And I will also stick to air-cooling. Please give suggestions and comments. Thanks!

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a c 542 U Graphics card
December 4, 2012 2:56:10 AM

If you can get it in the Philippines:

ASUS GeForce GTX 660 Ti DirectCU II TOP 2 GB [GTX660 TI-DC2T-2GD5]
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a b U Graphics card
December 4, 2012 3:13:12 AM

get a 7950.
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a b U Graphics card
December 4, 2012 3:15:45 AM

ko888 said:
If you can get it in the Philippines:

ASUS GeForce GTX 660 Ti DirectCU II TOP 2 GB [GTX660 TI-DC2T-2GD5]


Yes, from where I bought my parts, they have that card. but it was out of stock when I came. Hopefully they have it now.

They also have 660 Ti with other brands, I will try to list them down.

Inno3d GTX 660 Ti 2gb/192bit ddr5
Asus GTX 660 Ti DirectCU II 2gb/192bit (OC Ed)
Asus GTX 660 Ti DirectCU II 2gb/192bit (TOP Ed)
EVGA GTX 660 Ti 2gb/192bit ddr5
EVGA GTX 660 Ti 3gb/192bit ddr5 Superclocked w/Backplate
Gainward GTX 660 Ti Phantom 2gb/192bit ddr5
Inno3d GTX 660 Ti iChill HerculeZ 2000 2gb/192bit ddr5
MSI GTX 660 Ti Power Edition 2gb/192bit ddr5 (OC Ed)
Palit GTX 660 Ti Jetstream 2gb/192bit
Zotac GTX 660 Ti 2gb/192bit ddr5
Zotac GTX 660 Ti AMP! 2gb/192bit ddr5 pcie

I think that's all the for the 660 Ti's. They also have other cards like 7950,7970,670,680 etc. But as with my readings, 660 is the best since I'm only using monitor with 1920x1080. and I'm not planning to overclock. I think 660 Ti also consumes less power and produce less heat.
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a c 109 U Graphics card
December 4, 2012 3:19:49 AM

Asus GTX 660 Ti DirectCU II 2gb/192bit (TOP Ed)

Since you're not gonna overclock, that asus has the highest overclock from factory and the best brand/cooling.
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a b U Graphics card
December 4, 2012 3:21:07 AM

lt_dan_zsu said:
get a 7950.


Why? I also took that as a choice. But as with I said a while ago, I'm only using 1920x1080 and won't overclock, isn't it 660 ti will be more optimal with that. and as I said, 660 ti I think produce less here and consumes less power. Is there a good reason why should I go to 7950? Thanks!
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December 4, 2012 3:34:46 AM

MSI GTX 660 Ti Power Edition 2gb/192bit ddr5 (OC Ed) is Best :) 
in Indonesia .. asus is so expensive ..... :( 
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a b U Graphics card
December 4, 2012 3:45:52 AM

danchuu said:
MSI GTX 660 Ti Power Edition 2gb/192bit ddr5 (OC Ed) is Best :) 
in Indonesia .. asus is so expensive ..... :( 


With regards to MSI, I think they have problems with the PE, http://www.tomshardware.com/news/MSI-GTX-660-670-overvo.... So I think I would exclude it from my list.
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December 4, 2012 3:58:45 AM

I haven't had any issues with my MSI GTX660Ti PE card (overclocked from 1019 to 1095mhz)
The link doesen't work for me, were you refering to the overvolting?
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December 4, 2012 4:06:04 AM

me too .. never had any problem with it. works fine
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a c 291 U Graphics card
December 4, 2012 4:15:35 AM

admbautista said:
With regards to MSI, I think they have problems with the PE, http://www.tomshardware.com/news/MSI-GTX-660-670-overvo.... So I think I would exclude it from my list.


How is it trouble? They give 3 year warranty, and if something goes wrong, they will cover it.
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a b U Graphics card
December 4, 2012 4:36:46 AM

jarlsuki said:
I haven't had any issues with my MSI GTX660Ti PE card (overclocked from 1019 to 1095mhz)
The link doesen't work for me, were you refering to the overvolting?


Yes I'm refering to that. I'm just getting cautious. :D 
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December 4, 2012 6:11:53 AM

admbautista said:
Thanks for this, But my mind is saying to get an Asus 660 ti TOP ed. It has a good cooling capabilities and less noise and power consumption.


ok ... its ur call :)  happy building the system :) 
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a b U Graphics card
December 4, 2012 10:56:10 PM

admbautista said:
Why? I also took that as a choice. But as with I said a while ago, I'm only using 1920x1080 and won't overclock, isn't it 660 ti will be more optimal with that. and as I said, 660 ti I think produce less here and consumes less power. Is there a good reason why should I go to 7950? Thanks!

no, how would it be more optimal. If you think you will max out every games with a 660ti, you are kidding yourself. The 7950 will still work better in 1080p, and has better price per performance.
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a b U Graphics card
December 5, 2012 4:04:08 AM

lt_dan_zsu said:
no, how would it be more optimal. If you think you will max out every games with a 660ti, you are kidding yourself. The 7950 will still work better in 1080p, and has better price per performance.


Could you give some links for that? :)  I tried some readings and I saw 660 ti win and lose some games on 7950 at 1080p. I know 7950 will do better on higher res but at 1080p, they are head to head. with 660 ti run cooler and with less power. I'll try to find links for it. But That's what I'm trying to say. I didn't say that it is really better than 7950 because 660 ti is eaten by 7950 by higher res. And also 660 ti will not max out every games, while 7950 will? are you serious?
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a b U Graphics card
December 5, 2012 7:10:00 AM

Sumukh_Bhagat said:
On a average they are head to head.
But in some games {like sleeping dogs, Witcher 2} the 7950 takes a very big lead.

Check this review : http://www.techspot.com/review/603-best-graphics-cards/...



Thanks for this! now I'm pretty decided to take the sapphire 7950 OC ed instead. I won't overclock myself so I'll just get the factory OC.
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a b U Graphics card
December 5, 2012 7:20:17 AM

Your welcome. :) 
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April 1, 2013 3:34:15 AM

@admbautista: uto-uto
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