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  1. Mehta23

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    I have a similar thread, but this question is solely about graphics cards.

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    I'm using an EVGA GTX 570 HD, it's run everything at very good framerates and high/ultra graphics. Skyrim, SC2, GW2, no stutter, no lag. Awesome card.
     
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    I'm currently running 2 x 5770's in Xfire, they run OC'd a little better than a stock 560, right now.

    However the 560 is an awesome card, especially if you can OC that sucka, i would suggest to get that, for the price, then just OC it up some, hopefully you have good airflow in your case :D
     
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    Some reviews of that say it overheats alot. The 660Ti is £10 more than a 570 and comes with Bl2
     
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    They probably don't have it ventilated well enough. It's a BIG card.
     
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    I have the XFX Radeon 7950 Dual Dissipation and it runs Crysis etc as sweet as a nut.
     
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    I have pm'd a few guys about this (sorry!) but I've got time now is so I might as well post it...

    Story so far :

    I was gonna get a Asus 560ti to play all my games, but decided for £50 more, I could get a 570 which should last longer.

    Then I found my msi 660Ti for the same price as the 570 but with BL2. However, I recently read that msi modified the pwm to take way to much voltage which could shorten its life. I have decided to return it asap.

    Now I still need to get a gpu, and currently looking at a evga 660Ti for £250 or a 670 £300 (both with borderlands) or 670 ftw for £330, all from PC World.
    Question is : would a 670 be overkill and a waste of money?
     
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    Buying anything from PC World is a waste of money. Here is a Gainward GTX 670 on ebay from the reputable dealer Scan Computers for
     
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    I assume it's because of the customer service??

    I have heard that scan's is good , but hopefully I won't have any problems.

    Plus I can get a 10% discount at PC World.
     
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    Lolz I could write a book on PC worlds "customer service". Like when they repeatedly refused to repair my PC saying " I didn't have a cover plan" then when my bank statement came in and
     
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    I think I'll get it from Scan ? or Amazon....

    Anyway , turns out I was charged for the extra 660Ti ebuyer sent me , so I am not
     
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    Or, I could get the monitor and run on integrated graphics for now...

    Or just get both...
     
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    Where are some good places to pick up a GPU, that has good customer service if I need to RMA.

    So far I've seen Scan, - Amazon, and CcL online.

    Obviously not PC World.
     
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    Novatech are a good supplier and if you go to ebay abd search for "novatechltd" they have a department which sells "refurbished" gear though I think the refurbishment just amounts to damaged packaging. I have bought lots of gear from them and it is always perfect. If you go to ebay and search for "XFX 7950" a firm called Ballicom has one for just
     
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    I've found a 670 ftw on scan for £303...

    Should I be throwing money at my screen, or continuing my original plan of buying other parts first and seeing what happens...?
     
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    I'm not sure I understand what you're asking. It really depends on how important the GPU is to you (appearance and FPS and what you play).

    re: 670, I don't know if that's a good deal or not (American here, don't know UK pricing)
     
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    Question was whether
     
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    The reason it is much more over here is that we pay heavy tax including VAT at 20%. I would guess our import duty is higher too.
     
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    That'd be my guess. US prices do not include tax(es).

    Send Gort over here to pick one up. :D
     
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    I'll reply in this thread, but is a 670 really not worth it over a 660?

    Would be evga 670 FTW at £300 vs evga( I think) 660 Ti at £225.

    There's also a 660Ti ftw with extra fans for 240.
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    I recanted in the other thread; the 670 is closer to the 680 than the 570 was to the 580.

    Then again, the 680 really isn't that much more than the 670 and a 7% difference in performance** can mean the difference between 60 FPS and 30 FPS (<60 FPS = 30 FPS w/vsynch, which is annoying to run without) on games that you play.

    I don't like the reference cooler (noisy, less effective, far more difficult to clean); I like Gigabyte's 3-fan setup (or 2 for the x60).

    **That 7% was with unoptimized, beta drivers around Kepler's release; there have been many performance increases from driver updates since, likely making the 670 and 680 more divergent.
     
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    You didn't really answer my question....
    There's a 670 FTW signature with fans not a blower for £310

    There's 660Ti at £225 and a signature version for £240
     
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    Looking on the passmark benchmark list, the 670 is second with 5,236 and the 660Ti is sixth with 4,696, and the price difference is like 50 dollars, i am assuming the 660Ti could probably get the job done for what you are looking for, but if you want to ultimately future proof, like get 2+ years out of this card then go for the 670.

    Reference: PassMark Software - Video Card Benchmarks
     

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