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Old 12-11-2012, 05:15 PM   #21 (permalink)
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True but so is the 7950 lol. You can easily get 7970 performance and above on a stock cooler if tweaked high enough. Still to somebody who doesn't stare at numbers like us the better 7950 is still the same price as the 660ti and inexperienced people don't consider terrible drivers an issue.
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:22 PM   #22 (permalink)
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True but so is the 7950 lol. You can easily get 7970 performance and above on a stock cooler if tweaked high enough. Still to somebody who doesn't stare at numbers like us the better 7950 is still the same price as the 660ti and inexperienced people don't consider terrible drivers an issue.
Yeah I was referring more to the SLI Oc'ing :P I know the 7950 is a better card 1v1 Anyways, I just hope he gets an SSD and doesn't go crossfire instead of SLI :P and hope he goes EVGA just because that warranty is godlike.
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:24 PM   #23 (permalink)
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The company is pretty godlike. Solid boards, solid RMA department. Almost every single board they release is reference so you have a plethora of options for aftermarket cooling. The #1 reason I get them.
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The company is pretty godlike. Solid boards, solid RMA department. Almost every single board they release is reference so you have a plethora of options for aftermarket cooling. The #1 reason I get them.
Agreed, went from a 7950gt 9800gtx+ gtx260 all evga, none broke all still working :P and my mobo is evga even if they don't make them anymore, well if they ever did, don't they just brand it lol? Anyways that still runs like a champ too. Not a fanboy of any sort just figure why switch what's been doing you good for 6 years.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:58 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Thanks for all the help I made a few changes...(Still no SSD -_-)

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Good PSU.
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Looking good, just make sure you buy an SSD and a CPU cooler (If) you really want to overclock the CPU. Good luck
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The 7950 is better than a 660ti for the same price.
that's not really true.

i like amd but the 660 ti has better performance. the 7950 is better only on paper.
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:42 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Benchmark Results: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim : GeForce GTX 660 Ti Review: Nvidia's Trickle-Down Keplernomics
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In pretty much every review the 7950 is better than the 660ti besides Nvidia specific games. When you add 12.11 drivers, it bests it in most of those Nvidia specific games too.

AMD Catalyst 12.11 Performance Analysis Review | techPowerUp

I love the 660ti, great little card, but in terms of raw performance the 7950 takes the cake. We can then add on when you OC the cards. The 7950 is going to win. The only thing it doesn't win at is simply terrible driver support regardless of 12.11 beta. In this case though this guy is getting a 7950 for 289. The only 660ti really comparable to that is this one:
Newegg.com - Galaxy 66NPH7DV6XXZ GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

I have a Galaxy card, I would not buy one. The price only makes it worth it over the superior card.
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:15 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Next issue:
200 dollar budget

23" screen (Thinking about 140)
wireless mouse (thinking 20 maybe logitech)
mouse pad(thinking 20)
wireless adapter (20)

Newegg and amazon only please...

Even if you have to you can move mouse pad to like 10 and get a 30 dollar wireless mouse...or any combo....
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