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Old May 22, 2013, 12:43 AM
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Default 650ti boost sli vs 660 sli

i have read the reviews on the new 650ti boost and i think there a very nice bang for the buck right now. also i seen that they have some decent oc room and can get damn close if not overtake a non ti 660.

i would like a few thoughts on what would be a better option as i'm looking to spend about 450$ max.
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Old May 22, 2013, 12:56 AM
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There's not much to say... The 660 is the better card, and you can get 2 for $450.

Personally, I'd much rather get the a 680 or 670 instead.
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Old May 22, 2013, 01:13 AM
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isnt dual 650ti's the same as a 680 and dual non ti 660's beat a 680?
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Well.... The 660 are faster, but you pay more. If you get a deal and they are in your budget, go for the 660. If there is a better deal on the boost then go for it. If you are gaming at 1080p or less, I would personally find a good deal on a single gtx 670 and call it a day. Save the extra money, use it for another upgrade, or hang on to it for if you ever want to add a second card.
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There's not much to say... The 660 is the better card, and you can get 2 for $450.

Personally, I'd much rather get the a 680 or 670 instead.
agreed.
more room later on.
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Hmm, I have both a 650Ti Boost and SLI660's.

I will also recommend going with a single GTX670. You can find a decent custom cooled one from $370. In the future if it's not enough power for you, you should be able to find another used 670 for a decent price and SLI them.
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Keep your eyes peeled, I got an open box GTX670 4GB Superclocked w/backplate from CanadaComputers for $380 about 4 weeks ago. THe real problem with 650ti is that they don't support 3 screens, may not be a big deal now, but you never know.....
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The 650ti's don't support triple screen? News to me. I'm running a non-ti 650 from Gigabyte and running 3 screens (VGA-DVI-DVI). I need to crank settings down and 3D surround isn't an option, but regular 2D surround does work.
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WHen I got my single 650TI boost, I was within...5-10% of my cousin with his Reference 660.
I ended up grabbing myself a pair of 650TI boosts for SLI, and have not looked back since. I think they are a nice set matched together, and not far at all behind from the 660's.
If you are lucky and get a set with good MIR's, you can be in good shape for under $400 taxes in.
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Old May 23, 2013, 12:02 AM
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i really love the feedback you all have provided me. any idea what sort of cpu i can get away with without seeing alot of bottleneck is i was to sli two 650 ti boosts? i have an old 1100t and an fx 4300 laying around. would either of those be suitable for my needs without massive bottlenecking?

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