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Old January 22, 2013, 11:48 PM
Luay79 Luay79 is offline
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best price to performance would be reference cards with lowest clocks. you can grab a ref. PNY GTX 670 close to $300 after rebate, overclock and that's the best you can do. You might (surely will) regret cheaping out once your ear starts to hurt from the fan noise.

MSI, EVGA, Gigabyte and Asus are the best out there and they are more expensive for a reason.

AMD cards tend to offer better bang per buck than Nvidia.

Check your case air flow. If you'r case doesn't have at least 4 fans (2 intakes front and side, 2 exhausts rear and top) then add them and get the card you like, or just get a reference card or Nvidia EVGA or AMD HIS with closed air cooling. These cards exhaust hot air outside your case while open air cooling cards dump hot air in it.

High end good deals:
Newegg.com - ASUS GTX670-DC2-2GD5 GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-R797OC-3GD Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Mid end:
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-R795WF3-3GD Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Newegg.com - ASUS GTX660 TI-DC2-2GD5 GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Low end:
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-R785OC-2GD Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Newegg.com - ASUS HD7850-DC2-2GD5-V2 Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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