Originally Posted by Suomalainen
That 660 TI is going to be pretty big for a Micro ATX. The 660 is something like $50 cheaper, smaller, and 3g memory. It does ofc have less cuba cores though.
I wonder how much perfomance difference I'd actually notice between the 2 of those cards..
From benchmarks I'd say 10-15% overall. A lot of the benchmarks are outdated though, so you can't really compare the 7950 to the 660. Between driver updates etc, a lot of the newer cards have gained substantial performance gains.
But all in all if you stay nvdia or amd the next card generally puts out 10-15% each step some cases more or less.
Keep in mind you won't need that 3GB unless your displaying some wicked resolutions.
The 660 is a great card, just trying to find a place to put that extra 20 bucks
perhaps save it for shipping :P
I'd just overclock the video card, watch and read some tutorials ask for help, but with the software out today, it's easier then baking a cake.