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#1 SpartanZX7

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 13:03

Hi, i have been looking at different GPUs and i would love some help on choosing one. I want to be playing on ultra for nearly every game at 60fps :-) Also i have between £250-350, but would love to have pay less to get the same performance

These are my choices:

EVGA GTX 670 +FTW 4GB (Highest)
http://www.amazon.co...DIA GTX 670 FTW

EVGA GTX 670 FTW 2GB
http://www.amazon.co..._pr_product_top

EVGA GTX 660TI SC+3GB (Lowest)
http://www.amazon.co...&pf_rd_i=468294

This is what i like the look of but i would love to pay a lower price but still get brilliant power out of it. All help would be much appreciated:-)

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CPU: AMD FX6300 @3.5ghz (Going to over clock once i get a water cooler)
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Hard Drives: Not to sure, just savaged them out a old system, but its 500 (2x250)
PSU: Corsair Gaming series GS700 (700W)


#2 Javik

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 13:11

Unless you're looking to game at beyond 1080p a 2 gig card should suffice, the 2GB 670 will probably be the best choice if you want a fair compromise between power and cost

#3 philcruicks

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 13:38

Completly agree, unless your on multi monitor gaming or above 1080p gaming you don't need to shell out for the 4GB card, and for the $20 price diff the 670 is worth it.

#4 OP SpartanZX7

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 16:39

I have a second monitor but it's just for like youtube, facebook or my itunes nothing to heavy, so the 670 2GB should be good enough for 1920x1080 ultra gaming then :-)

#5 dangel

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 16:44

I have a couple of 2GB 670 FTW cards - good cards uses same PCB as the 680. I'm SLI gaming at 1920x1200 for reference.

#6 OP SpartanZX7

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 16:46

So would you recommend using just as a single, can't afford sli :-(

#7 ashpowell

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 16:47

I can run all games on ultra on my gtx 670 ftw edition (same as above, 2gb version)

I'm running a resolution of 2560 x 1440 and the card is overclocked

#8 Muhammad Farrukh

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 16:49

May I suggest spending a few extra for the new card?
http://www.amazon.co...eywords=770 gtx

Its an overclocked version and it generally outperforms the former, expensive flagship 680. If you can, this one will be a better investment

#9 ashpowell

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 16:50

I agree with the above post.. go for the 770

- although personally would go for this one http://www.amazon.co...eywords=gtx 770

Edited by ashpowell, 13 June 2013 - 16:53.


#10 OP SpartanZX7

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 16:52

I can run all games on ultra on my gtx 670 ftw edition (same as above, 2gb version)

I'm running a resolution of 2560 x 1440 and the card is overclocked



What frame do you get on average? Do you have the stock cooler on or a water-cooled block :-)

#11 ashpowell

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 16:57

Stock cooler that sits around 25 degrees and never goes above 70 degrees.

Not too sure the framerates but they're all smooth.

As said previous though, I forgot about the 770 so definitely go for that

#12 OP SpartanZX7

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 17:18

It's on my list so when it comes down to buying one i will defintly take a look, thanks for all the feedback. Been getting such a headache trying to find a card that would do everything i wanted without paying out too much.

#13 dangel

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 10:05

I can run all games on ultra on my gtx 670 ftw edition (same as above, 2gb version)

I'm running a resolution of 2560 x 1440 and the card is overclocked


I can't agree - 'all games on ultra' at that res at 60fps with one card isn't doable - but then that's my requirement - 60fps with all the eye candy on and that does (quite often) require SLI to achieve. I have a LCD in front of the monitor showing GPU usage per card and there's plenty of games pushing both hard thesedays. If you can live with lower FPS then it's not so much a problem but then you're driving a lot more pixels than me and so the cost is much (much) higher as a result. I'm specifically avoiding going to 1440p resolution because I can't stand the low FPS it introduces and quite a few games are borderline at 1920x1200. Of course it varies, and there's also the option of dropping a few settings to get the framerates up again. Choices as always. I have a very low tolerance for <60fps :(

Example of game that pushes my system at 1920? Metro Last Light. Just benchmark it (it has a built in benchmark) with everything on 'ultra'.

The big reason for me going SLI was that the 670 wasn't enough of a jump up from the 580 I had beforehand. The same logic is keeping me off the 770/80 for this generation as replacements.

#14 articuno1au

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 10:22

Definitely worth looking at the 770. It out performs the 680 quite handily and has a few other upsides to it as well (like being nice and quiet).

Enjoy owning the card I want :(

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 10:24

Long as I get a card that should do very well either High at 60fps or Ultra at 60fps, I will be very happy. The 770 should do that and if it's unlocked to over-clock easy i will do that too. Thanks for all the help guys