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$300 range

Postby skier » Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:34 am

Hey everyone Happy Holidays!

So I currently have a GTX460 1GB, but I want to move that to a secondary PC and upgrade my GPU as the first real step toward a modern PC (being the most expensive step) I'm currently looking at GTX 660ti's but is that the best route I can go? would I get better performance fromsay, a GTX 5xx card in the price range? or even Radeon?

Thanks for any input, I've been mostly out of the hardware game for a bit over a year now so much has changed

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Re: $300 range

Postby Apoptosis » Mon Dec 24, 2012 8:35 am

For $305 it will be hard to beat the Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 with Borderlands 2 and Assassin's Creed III. That is the price after this $20 MIR.

It's a very nice price, based off the NVIDIA reference design PCB and GPU cooler and comes with two decent game titles.
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Re: $300 range

Postby lordvic » Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:38 pm

The "Red" alternative would be the HD 7950.

There a couple of them for $299.99 on NewEgg (excluding any applicable shipping, rebate, taxes) but goes up to $330. They also come with AMD's 3 free game package.

There is a Sapphire 7950 for $279.99 after $20 MIR with free shipping.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814202006

Vapor-X Edition for $289.99 after $20 MIR and free shipping.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814202003

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Re: $300 range

Postby skier » Tue Dec 25, 2012 2:21 pm

Well the MSI 660ti is very tempting right now at $230 after $25 MIR because it still has 1344 cores and of course the Core boost is not something I'm super interested in, being an overclocker to begin with.

-and anyway the Galaxy is sold out now.

Fairly certain I'll end up with a 660TI. and if any more financial woes occur a 650ti because that is still twice the power of my 460

And I know lordvic, that life thing hit me right in the face- between work, school and the girlfriend I don't have much time to web browse :(
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Re: $300 range

Postby lordvic » Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:00 am

Wow $230 for a GTX 660 Ti?! :shock:

Ah I see. Yep those three things gets in the way - I know how it is. :-k
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