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Galaxy vs Gigabyte GTX 660ti cards

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January 25, 2013 8:09:53 PM

Hello, i have narrowed down my graphics card options to 2 cards, the galaxy gtx 660 ti gc 3gb http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i..., or the gigabyte gtx 660 ti 3gb OC http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

what are the main differences and will i get better performance overclocing with the 3 fans on the gigabyte card? Whats the best value for money? Whats overall a better card for games like battlefield 3, warz, arma II, arma III, dayz standalone, skyrim, borderlands 2, etc... Is it worth the extra $30?
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January 25, 2013 8:40:13 PM

TheNachoman180 said:
Hello, i have narrowed down my graphics card options to 2 cards, the galaxy gtx 660 ti gc 3gb http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i..., or the gigabyte gtx 660 ti 3gb OC http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

what are the main differences and will i get better performance overclocing with the 3 fans on the gigabyte card? Whats the best value for money? Whats overall a better card for games like battlefield 3, warz, arma II, arma III, dayz standalone, skyrim, borderlands 2, etc... Is it worth the extra $30?


There will be a slight better performance increase with the OC one, as far as cooling the Gigabyte would be better in this case. There pretty much going to perform about the same in those games, well at least for games that are out, no one knows spec for arma 3 or dayz standalone as they havent even been officially confirmed. I know dayz standalone is in the works, but with arma 3 rumoring to not being developed anymore its going to be awhile tell we ear anything about it.
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January 25, 2013 9:11:53 PM

Honestly I would go with this one instead. Over both those cards its far cheaper and the cooling is great, the card is near dead silent. Plus if you choose to overclock you could

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

this is what the cooler sounds like on a 670
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January 25, 2013 9:49:11 PM

neither, 7950
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January 25, 2013 9:55:44 PM

Haha I love these posts where people write two word answers don't describe the 5 w's and leave it at that.
January 25, 2013 10:08:25 PM

but will i need 3gb for future proofing? I hear newer games are using 2+ gb of vram so should i stick with the 3gb ones or go for the asus one? Also, how much better is the cooling on the gigabyte one? Enough to spend an extra $30 on? Im on a budget trying to spend as least as i can. You can check out my wishlist on pccasegear if you use the email benp1999@gmail.com
January 25, 2013 10:09:20 PM

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January 25, 2013 10:11:44 PM

TheNachoman180 said:
but will i need 3gb for future proofing? I hear newer games are using 2+ gb of vram so should i stick with the 3gb ones or go for the asus one? Also, how much better is the cooling on the gigabyte one? Enough to spend an extra $30 on? Im on a budget trying to spend as least as i can. You can check out my wishlist on pccasegear if you use the email benp1999@gmail.com


The ASUS is the best you can get, it has the best cooling and overall OC ability.
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January 25, 2013 10:12:35 PM

No most games are using around 1.5 to 1.8 gigabytes of ram and that's specifically with bf3. And then with Skyrim it appears according to those I've talked to that the game will use all the ram you have whether its 2, 3, 6 w.e. Bigmack was telling me a poster on the forums that he had a geforce card with 2 gigabytes of ram and it used up all of it with no lag or slow down and then on his 7000 series card same story.
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January 25, 2013 10:17:20 PM

ndslite said:
neither, 7950


bigshootr8 said:
Haha I love these posts where people write two word answers don't describe the 5 w's and leave it at that.


Good old AMD trolls, what would we do without them eh? :lol: 
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January 25, 2013 10:17:59 PM

On your build I would change a couple things. I would go with the ASUS 660Ti DCUII card. And I would change the PSU to a different one a higher quality unit. You don't need 1 kilowatt of power. And you probably don't need a 750 watt however you can SLi at a later point if you choose.
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

You have a i7 and a large amount of ram in your build are you doing any rendering/editing?
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January 25, 2013 10:18:46 PM

Mousemonkey said:
Good old AMD trolls, what would we do without them eh? :lol: 



seriously right?
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January 25, 2013 10:20:37 PM

bigshootr8 said:
seriously right?

Well they are good for a bit of comic relief you have to admit.
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January 25, 2013 10:30:39 PM

Yea, and sometimes really frustrating. Fanboy-ism gets really tiresome responding to. Like I'm losing brain cells listening to them flap there gums.
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January 25, 2013 10:35:51 PM

bigshootr8 said:
Yea, and sometimes really frustrating. Fanboy-ism gets really tiresome responding to. Like I'm losing brain cells listening to them flap there gums.

Common sense and reason is the way to combat them as those are the two things they they cannot comprehend! :lol: 
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January 25, 2013 10:47:43 PM

I guess as a moderator you see this quite a bit more than I sir. :lol: 
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January 25, 2013 10:53:03 PM

bigshootr8 said:
I guess as a moderator you see this quite a bit more than I sir. :lol: 

Yeah and I'm starting to get a bit cheesed off with a couple of forum members who constantly hijack Nvidia question threads but then kick up a fuss if AMD/ATi threads get the same treatment.
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January 25, 2013 11:38:23 PM

Yup, I feel you there. If you dish out something you cant take back you should dish out to start.
January 25, 2013 11:54:33 PM

bigshootr8 said:
On your build I would change a couple things. I would go with the ASUS 660Ti DCUII card. And I would change the PSU to a different one a higher quality unit. You don't need 1 kilowatt of power. And you probably don't need a 750 watt however you can SLi at a later point if you choose.
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

You have a i7 and a large amount of ram in your build are you doing any rendering/editing?


Yes i am doing video rendering and editing. I am also hoping to use this software called softxpand to create 2 virtual pcs out of one. Hence so much ram, strong processor, and i am getting 2 of these gpus, the 2 monitors, keyboards, mice etc... ( check it out on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMi2knHdPBg ) I think ill get the gigabyte 3gb since it has an extra cooling fan and is factory overclocked more, plus its futureproof with later games that may need more than 2gb of vram. Also, with the psu, is that one good enough? http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... I like a quiet pc, and 1000w is good for future parts.
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January 26, 2013 12:53:37 AM

I just don't are much for cooler master power supplies. What you will find is that power supplies are more so rated by there series rather then the amount of watts they take up. Here is a list of tiered power supplies. You are looking at to them a tier 3 power supply. I was recommending a tier 2 power supply within the hx series. Even the AX power supplies may be a good option as well I have a AX850 the fan only turns on when my power load goes beyond a certain percent.



http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

And yea I thought as much I was just hoping that I wasn't going to have to tell you strictly for gaming you were going way overboard :p 
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January 26, 2013 2:25:40 AM

You could go with a tx850 sure. With two 660Ti's though I think you are safe under 750 watts.
January 26, 2013 4:02:34 AM

GREAT! Cheaper than the previous 1000w, better quality, and still heaps of headroom! Thanks man!
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January 26, 2013 4:28:27 AM

No problem. Yea long have gone the days of needing something like a 1 kilowatt power supply unless you are doing 3-4 GPU configurations GG!
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