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Gigabyte 660 vs MSI 660

Hey guy I'm planning on buying a 660 for my new build and was wondering what manufacturer you think is better gigabyte or MSI. I can get them for around the same price. Also if the MSI is better is it work an extra $20 to get the OC version.

Links:

MSI non OC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127702

Gigabyte
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125443

MSI OC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127699

Link to my build minus the graphics card:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xPhf
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  1. I would get the normal 660 unless you feel comfortable paying the extra for the factory overclock. I wouldn't pay 20 dollars extra for a overclock but hey maybe to you its worth it. Your build looks solid thus far.

    his build
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.98 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($87.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Professional 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($109.98 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $884.88
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-17 22:11 EST-0500)
  2. So MSI or Gigabyte regular 660 no oc?
  3. I would go MSI and overclock if you have no intent on overclocking I would say go for the overclocked version so at least they did it for you.
  4. Gigabyte and OC MSI are nearly identical, the non OC MSI is slower
  5. But the gigabyte has seem clock speeds as the OC MSI??
  6. Why MSI over the Gigabyte because gigabyte seems to have better clock speed.
  7. You are correct they are identical. :)
  8. get the gigabyte, you could overclock it slightly and it is identical to the OC MSI, I think MSI made their normal version slow just so they could make an "OC" version, so yeah go with the gigabyte
  9. Best answer
    I don't know I have a GTX670 from Gigabyte and it is very quiet there windforce coolers. However, I would have a easier time with MSI in terms of the twin frozr cards. However its up to you they are the same performance wise I just feel the MSI card has a higher quality level then the Gigabyte card.
  10. Thanks man very helpful input.
  11. Best answer selected by Rioisbeast.
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