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Old 10-06-2012, 11:53 AM #1513
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:07 PM #1514
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Thanks guys!

Now time to pick a new GPU under $450, my card ended up selling
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Jeez I can't believe the speed of my ssd. First boot took 7 seconds. Have 10-12 second boots after I put my programs on.
It's even better on windows 8. Probably the only good thing about Windows 8 for a desktop...



Note: If I didn't have a password, it would be much faster. Think 3-5 seconds between the end of BIOS and seeing your desktop. And that was with a good bit of programs installed.
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:45 PM #1517
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Damn, choosing between a 7970/7950 and a 670 is tough.
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Old 10-07-2012, 03:04 PM #1518
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I went 660ti and so far it's a champ. Plus newegg had a borderlands 2 coupon with that, but I believe it's over.
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I went 660ti and so far it's a champ. Plus newegg had a borderlands 2 coupon with that, but I believe it's over.
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Yeah, the BL2 coupon is over

I was thinking this would be a good option, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130787
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Yeah, the BL2 coupon is over

I was thinking this would be a good option, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130787
I'm really happy with my EVGA 670.
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Which one did you get?

I definitely want an EVGA card since I've had such good luck with them, but the 7XXX cards are stuck in my head.
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I just have the base 670. The only reason to go AMD is if you are planning on going multi-monitor. For single monitor, I would stick to Nvidia.


Edit: I have this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130782
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Nice, I considered that one. I'm leaning towards the FTW model since it has the 680 pcb, leading me to believe that better components were used. I could be totally wrong though.

I'm only using one monitor for now. I don't have a need to game on multiple monitors.
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Allegedly the OC editions and such use the components that tested better coming of the line, so in theory, the hardware quality should be better. At least, that's how I justified getting the card I got. That, and the non-OC one was the same price at the time.
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Well I can justify the price if i know it's going to be better than the competition.

I've seen some benchmarks showing the 7950 OC'd with close numbers. It'srreally hard to decide though.

edit: Some guy on bitgamer is telling me dual 7850s OC'd will be my best bet for my price range. I thought crossfire had issues, and wouldn't I be better off with one higher end card?
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Well I can justify the price if i know it's going to be better than the competition.

I've seen some benchmarks showing the 7950 OC'd with close numbers. It'srreally hard to decide though.

edit: Some guy on bitgamer is telling me dual 7850s OC'd will be my best bet for my price range. I thought crossfire had issues, and wouldn't I be better off with one higher end card?
As it's been said before, running dual cards, while maybe giving more power, comes with its own set of issues. It's not the best route if you are the type of person who just wants to play games without having to worry about compatibility.

The main reason I suggest going 670 is because a lot of games are made with Nvidia cards in mind and Nvidia is still better with driver support than AMD.

As for myself, my 670 has been able to handle every game I've thrown at it on max graphics settings @1080p. The only game it had any trouble with was Metro which is one game where AMD cards perform better. However it still stayed above 30fps for me, so it wasn't unplayable by any means. Other games I play using it like BF3, MWO, and Planetside 2 all perform around the 50-60fps range if not well above that.

I'm also really liking how OC'ing is handled in the 600 series cards.
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I guess I should stick with what I know, EVGA and Nvidia have been oh so good to me. $409 isn't too bad, but I gotta be honest...I was hoping the 7950 was the clear winner since its like $100 cheaper

Hopefully my amazon gift card comes soon, I can use that $75 towards this card so it seems even better

Is the 4gb FTW+ card worth the extra $40?
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I have one 23" monitor, but there is a 27" monitor that I have my eye on. Too pricey right now though.

Cool, so EVGA GTX670 FTW 2gb. Sounds good to me.

I wish AMD was better, I was looking forward to trying them out sometim .
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I don't think there is anything wrong with AMD video cards, I just think for the average gamer, Nvidia is a better choice. Nvidia makes a huge effort to get game makers to develop for their cards and in turn they tend to have drivers made for the biggest games upon their release.
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True, well I guess EVGA gets my money again. That precision X utility is pretty simple to use and easy to monitor.

I have an awful sinking feeling that prices are going to go down as soon as I buy it
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if they don't go down right after you buy it, they'll inevitably go down eventually anyway. it's the nature of the beast.
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