nate.wages, on 11 December 2012 - 11:01, said:
I don't know what price range you're looking for, but I can recommend Gigabyte's gtx660, it's around $230us (not sure about uk pricing). I wouldn't call it a small card but it's a bit shorter than a gtx680. I'm really happy with mine so far, idle temp stays around 30c and running skyrim on fairly high settings and 1080p it runs at 50c or so. Stays nice and quiet, I don't think I've ever heard it speed up the fan yet.
Thanks for the quick reply! That's probably a little over my budget. I'm selling my old GeForce GTX 560 Ti and a few other bits and pieces, and that's got to cover the new graphics card and hopefully leave a bit of spare cash. I guess my budget's around £120. It seems a bit crazy to be downgrading, but I'd rather have a less powerful graphics card that was quieter and smaller that my existing one.
I was looking at a GeForce 650Ti - anyone got any experience of these cards?