Alright my question is pretty much which 660ti is better. I will be buying from best buy so if there is another one at best buy feel free to recommend but please do not list cards from newegg, tiger direct, etc unless best buy carries it.
The choice is between an EVGA 660TI or an Nvidia manufactured 660ti. They are around the same price but not exactly same specs. I'm just trying to choose between them. I have already purchased the Nvidia made card but can still return it.
I'm looking for opinions. I've been told that nivida made cards are rare and that they do stop selling them but not sure how true that it. I plan on sli eventually and like to use the same cards. Thanks for any advice.
My set up:
corsair c70 case
intel i7 3770k
16gb corsair vengeance ram 1600
corsair 240gb force gt ssd
western digital cabiar black 2tb hdd
corsair ax1200w psu
asus z77 sabertooth motherboard
5x corsair case fans 120mm (3 sp120 high performance, two stock with case)
1x corsair sp quiet 140mm
currently running Nvidia made 660ti
Usually nvidia cards that are from its own manufacturer are OEM cards having 10-15% less performance, but this one should be an excpetion. I would choose the evga just because the price is around the same and so is performance, i don't have an EVGA but i hear OC boosts a lot of performance
Even if the EVGA has more power you would have to clock NVIDIA version to match it. The reason being that when running SLI the system will run double but only based on what the lower card specs are. It will not stack for example card ONE has a value of 10 card TWO has a value of 12. Run them in SLI and you get 20 not 22.
If you had not already had the ti I would recommend the base 660 running them in SLI you can get almost the same performance for $120 less for each card.