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Gigabyte 660 vs MSI 660

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
January 18, 2013 12:58:47 AM

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.


MSI non OC



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a c 132 U Graphics card
January 18, 2013 1:11:54 AM

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)
January 18, 2013 1:13:58 AM

So MSI or Gigabyte regular 660 no oc?
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a c 132 U Graphics card
January 18, 2013 1:21:38 AM

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.
a b U Graphics card
January 18, 2013 1:22:25 AM

Gigabyte and OC MSI are nearly identical, the non OC MSI is slower
a b U Graphics card
January 18, 2013 1:23:01 AM

But the gigabyte has seem clock speeds as the OC MSI??
January 18, 2013 1:23:19 AM

Why MSI over the Gigabyte because gigabyte seems to have better clock speed.
a c 132 U Graphics card
January 18, 2013 1:24:33 AM

You are correct they are identical. :) 
a b U Graphics card
January 18, 2013 1:26:33 AM

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

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a c 132 U Graphics card
January 18, 2013 2:16:53 AM

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.
January 18, 2013 2:25:23 AM

Thanks man very helpful input.
January 18, 2013 2:25:42 AM

Best answer selected by Rioisbeast.