This is going to be a mid-range budget build.
I did research both of them. There are alot of good reviews about MSI 660Ti PE/OC. Its price currently is 312.99$ @ newegg.com. I have owned 580 and 680 which are quite satisfy my demand. Good feature and nice drive interface. Good performance and good cooling as well.
ASUS HD7950-DC2-3GD5-V2 345.99$ @ newegg.com seems to be really new to me. I cannot find any good-trust review about it. The V2 (version2) was released to offset the previous one. I found the V1 was discontinued on newegg.com, it must be something wrong with it right?
Bottom line, considering a good-review MSI 660Ti PE/OC over the new ASUS HD7950-DC2-3GD5-V2, what is your choice? will it ok through the whole build above?
1. I'm not going to overclock the GPU
2. ASUS 7950 V2 offers Cry3 and bioshock which can be used or for sale ==> Asus might cheaper than MSI at this point
3. IMO: ASUS HD7950-DC2-3GD5-V2 is so much good looking than MSI 660Ti
Please come and share your ideas as much as you want. Thank you!
Actually I sold my 580, only owning 680 atm and they are my main build. This build is a gift from me to my friend since her laptop died last month. That's why I said "no overclock" just because the user won't be me .
If I go for 7950, this will be the first time I've ever use Radeon in my life. I hope it's going to be fine.
Btw, do you know anything about ASUS HD7950-DC2T the first version. Why would they remove it from the store?
Because it is faulty. The V1 cooler (not the v2 you selected), was basically stripped exactly from the 6950, and put onto the 7950. Bad placement resulted in bad contact with the gpu, and the weight of the cooler actually sort of moving away from the GPU. Asus took their time (And surprisingly actually rejected ALL RMA's regarding this issue), and finally fixed it with a v2 version. It can be fixed with washers (Mine V1 is).
Such a nice card, I would love consider it in my shopping card. But ASUS design just so amazing IMO. I really doubt about ASUS's quality this time since V1 has failed, now V2 with no review at all. Thank you for your input.