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660 TI OR 670? Upgrading from a 650 TI 2GB/Budget 400$

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February 20, 2013 1:02:40 AM


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Probably in November or December BUDGET RANGE: USD 300-400$

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Mostly for Gaming, I want it to run Crysis 3 on high/very high settings, Skyrim with graphic mods on high/ultra, Battlefield 3 on the max settings perhaps, and any game coming out in the future so I can be ready.

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: My current GPU is a GTX 650 Ti 2GB (I was on a budget last december) and my power supply is an Antec Basiq Series VP450 450 Watt ATX Power Supply

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: i5 3570K Ivy Bridge @ 3.40 Ghz/ECS h67h2-cm/8GB of RAM/2TB HDD/ and a mini tower mATX


PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: http://www.microcenter.com/ or http://www.amazon.com/

PARTS PREFERENCES: I only want Nvidia EVGA cards, I prefer Nvidia over AMD (just my opinion)

OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I do have a bigger case downstairs if any of you do recommend it, it's a mid/large tower case, I could put the new card in there with my current parts if it's mandatory. I was on a budget, which is why I have a 650 Ti right now.

Here are the links to the cards I was thinking about:

http://www.microcenter.com/product/391000/02G-P4-2670-K...

http://www.microcenter.com/product/397990/02G-P4-3662-K...

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More about : 660 670 upgrading 650 2gb budget 400

February 20, 2013 2:51:49 AM

Obviously the 670 would be the better option, but its just what you want to spend. I personally have the Gigabyte version of the 670. Couldn't be more happy with it.
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February 20, 2013 2:58:27 AM

I would just get the 670 then. I got the 2GB EVGA non-oc version and its been nothing short of amazing to me.
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February 20, 2013 3:08:46 AM

670, Its a great card. You'll see an imediate improvement over your current gpu solution.
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February 20, 2013 4:58:18 AM

the question here is, Is 660 ti enough?

For your situation, It will be enough on most games today on that resolution but maybe on future games, it will start to hurt (note that 670 is not far ahead). So if you will be satisfied with 600 ti, then go ahead, its okay, but if you want to max out your budget go with a 670. Also note on your psu, It is recommended to have at least 500w for 660 ti and 670. Even though it won't reach that wattage, psu have efficiency rating so it won't really reach the said wattage in box. You might want to change that psu too. Check here for good brand and series, http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

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February 20, 2013 7:02:40 AM

For $400 you could have a 7970 which is stronger than a GTX 680...
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February 20, 2013 7:03:39 AM

There are PNY 660 TI's on ebay for about 230 bucks. I see an EVGA one for 299$. Dunno why you'd want to purposefully spend 70$ more for the same thing though.
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