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    Old 01-26-2013, 03:03 AM
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    Hey guys.

    So I'm building a new rig and not sure which GPU to buy.

    Was originally aiming for the 680 but it seems more suited more towards the enthusiast and fully future proof rather than suit my needs.

    I'm looking to build a rig to play most games on high to ultra for this year in specific. I'm mostly playing Planetside 2 which is very CPU intensive (I'm going for the i5 3570k, thoughts?) but I would also love to try BF3, Dishonored, Bioshock: Infinite, DmC: Devil May Cry, and a bunch of other titles. I think the 680/690 are a bit overkill but what do you guys think?

    Which is the best bang for the buck 600 series? What do you think of the 660? Will it run the mentioned games on a reasonably high setting? Does it have all the "modern" features? (DX11 etc.)

    Also when searching for GPU's I get a bunch of different manufacturers. Are there ones better than the others or is it personal preference? Are there ones considered the "best" out of the bunch?

    Thanks
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    Old 01-26-2013, 03:30 AM
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    It all depends on your budget. In my opinion the best bang for buck is 670 for nvidia but on AMD it probably is the 7950, which imo is the better the card to get.
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    Old 01-26-2013, 03:49 AM
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    My budget is kinda low so I'm going mid-range. I realize the 660 is a lot cheaper than the 670 and 680 so I'm wondering if it's worth it or should I wait and go for a better GPU?

    are the 670/680 overkill or are they actually a good deal?
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    My budget is kinda low so I'm going mid-range. I realize the 660 is a lot cheaper than the 670 and 680 so I'm wondering if it's worth it or should I wait and go for a better GPU?

    are the 670/680 overkill or are they actually a good deal?
    Well, 680 is definitly not worth the 100$ more than the 670 when its so close in performance.

    If you can't spend that much, would a Radeon 7950 be in your budget?
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    Well, 680 is definitly not worth the 100$ more than the 670 when its so close in performance.

    If you can't spend that much, would a Radeon 7950 be in your budget?
    I'd prefer a GeForce.

    Just read a good review of 660i it seems very good for its price and fits my needs perfectly.

    [url]http://www.techspot.com/review/565-nvidia-geforce-gtx-660-ti/page13.html[/url]

    What do you think of it?
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    Wheres the 660 ti lie anyways, i see 7970 being better for a budget when comparing to a 670/680. Would a 7850/7870 be better?

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    I'd prefer a GeForce.

    Just read a good review of 660i it seems very good for its price and fits my needs perfectly.

    [url]http://www.techspot.com/review/565-nvidia-geforce-gtx-660-ti/page13.html[/url]

    What do you think of it?
    I guess its fine but why the geforce preference? I'm curious.
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    Wheres the 660 ti lie anyways, i see 7970 being better for a budget when comparing to a 670/680. Would a 7850/7870 be better?
    7970 is somewhat better than the 670 but 680 really is poorly price.

    660 Ti lies about same as 7870.
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    I guess its fine but why the geforce preference? I'm curious.


    7970 is somewhat better than the 670 but 680 really is poorly price.

    660 Ti lies about same as 7870.
    Ok, how about the 7950, would that be like someone on a budget trying to save 100 and move to that instead of a 7970, how is it in terms to the GTX line up.
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    Ok, how about the 7950, would that be like someone on a budget trying to save 100 and move to that instead of a 7970, how is it in terms to the GTX line up.
    Below 670.
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    Honestly I'm really biased towards wanting a GeForce. I've never used a Radeon before and I feel the GeForce GPU line has always been more bang-for-the-buck with better reliability and customer service.

    Then again I'm only a novice at computer shit but it just feels that way to me and I'd feel more comfortable getting a GeForce.
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