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Any reason not to grab a GTX 660 as an upgrade?

#1MykeisMayhemPosted 3/8/2014 11:47:43 AM
I found a pretty nice deal on a GTX 660 for $140 US.

I know the card is almost 2 years old now, but it seems to be the best price to performance ratio in the $150-$200 range. I just got a new (much better) job, so I am just looking for something to upgrade temporarily. I'll probably upgrade much more soon, so I just need a temporary fix for like... a year.

Any reason to go with the gtx 750ti or wait for the R7 265?
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#2MykeisMayhem(Topic Creator)Posted 3/8/2014 12:21:35 PM
Anyone have any input?
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#3PhilOnDezPosted 3/8/2014 12:24:39 PM
660 will definitely outdo the 750ti. The only reason I'd take the 750ti over the 660 would be if I had to either save the few dollars (not an issue in this case since you're actually getting it cheaper) or if I was upgrading somebody's prebuilt pc that only had a junky 300w OEM PSU.
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#4Kokuei05Posted 3/8/2014 12:57:49 PM
A CPU bottleneck or a bad PSU is a pretty good reason not to.
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#6maybecallsPosted 3/8/2014 1:24:59 PM
Atm the GTX 660 and the R9 270 are both quite good value for money imo. Seen them both for 120 recently. $140 sounds good.
#7JockoPosted 3/8/2014 5:46:23 PM
Without knowing anything about the rest of your computer I would say get it. Either way a 660 for $140 is a great deal. Worst case scenario you could probably sell it for a small profit.
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#8MykeisMayhem(Topic Creator)Posted 3/8/2014 8:47:42 PM
Thanks for all the responses.

By the way, if anyone is interested, I picked the 660 up for 140 earlier today. Microcenter still has the 660 for $150
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#9MykeisMayhem(Topic Creator)Posted 3/8/2014 8:51:55 PM
Also, this is my build.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/36C6x

I assume their won't be any issues with bottlenecking due to my CPU or PSU.
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#10PhilOnDezPosted 3/8/2014 8:57:44 PM
Nothing major, but it'll depend on the game mostly. Minecraft, Starcraft 2, GTA IV, yeah, the CPU will bottleneck a bit. Witcher 2, modded skyrim, Crysis 3, the GPU will be what's struggling to keep up. Basically as much balance as you could really hope to get.
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