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Best Deal on a New GTX 660 (non-ti)

#1Tails15809Posted 7/25/2014 1:30:23 PM
I was wanting to get a decent graphics card for a custom build and I think the GTX 660 would be best for me. This is my first time building a computer though so I don't have much insight as to which manufacturers are reliable. I found this card on Newegg and I think it's the best deal on a new GTX 660. What do you guys think?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127756&cm_re=gtx_660-_-14-127-756-_-Product

Also if I had to get a cheaper graphics card, would the GTX 750ti be the best alternative?

I would consider AMD graphics cards but I plan on using Linux and I have heard that Nvidia has much better support for it.
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#2Freedan12Posted 7/25/2014 1:32:23 PM
You could pick up a used 760 GTX for about $200 on Amazon if you want to go the used route.
#3JiazhenPosted 7/25/2014 1:33:57 PM
makes me wonder is this is better than my 7970 for $190
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#4Lonestar2000Posted 7/25/2014 1:44:24 PM
That's a really go deal for a 660 and MSI is a good brand.
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#5JockoPosted 7/25/2014 1:50:56 PM
^^^ Totally agree. Thats a great price if you dont mind the rebate card. I say go for it too.
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#6iiFroZenHeAveNzPosted 7/25/2014 1:52:30 PM
If you're going NVIDIA then I'd recommend (in order):
EVGA
MSI
Gigabyte

For AMD (in order):
MSI
Gigabyte
Sapphire
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#72Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 7/25/2014 1:53:32 PM
Jiazhen posted...
makes me wonder is this is better than my 7970 for $190


It's not better but people don't trust used cards from eBay
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#8iiFroZenHeAveNzPosted 7/25/2014 2:59:53 PM
2Dhas_a_MIGRANE posted...
Jiazhen posted...
makes me wonder is this is better than my 7970 for $190


It's not better but people don't trust used cards from eBay


Especially AMD ones for Bitcoin mining x_x
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#9BuyersRemorse55Posted 7/25/2014 3:07:01 PM(edited)
Wow the 660's are really getting cheap now, but Im not surprised with the 8 series around the corner. I actually bought a 650 for the wifes computer on black Friday that was right around $100. Would have loved a 660 at this price then.

Its a fine mid rage card TC. Don't expect to be maxxing out every new game.

And yes the 660 you selected will be more powerful then a 750.

The weakest card I would consider for gaming is a GTX 650ti or 750ti. Stay away from the non TI versions when you get down to this tier of card.