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Old July 19, 2013, 08:37 AM
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I just picked this up on sale for 199$, been looking at one of these for a while now but couldn't justify the price tag.

I was happy with my GTX 460's, then I downgraded to a single 6870 to dual boot Mac OS, which I don't entirely regret, especially since the newer ATI drivers have brought the 6870's performance kind right in between a single 460 and SLI 460's. not to mention I'm running at 1600x1200 which is a little less resource intensive compared to 1920x1080

but alas the 6870 is showing it's age, and it's going to move into a dedicated hackintosh box on my Asus Sabertooth X79 when I get around to finishing the build.

Thanks to the 700's series release, As appealing as the 760's or even the 770 are to me, I just can't justify it. So I've been watching the 660 Ti's for a good sale, and 199 was right in the price margin I'm willing to spend when I consider the gain, price, and the amount of gaming I actually do these days.

So now I'm on vacation for 9 days as of this morning, got the videocard I wanted, for the price I wanted, got a hole lot of new games thanks to the steam summer sale, so I'll be kicking into gear with Bioshock Infinite as soon as I finish posting these pics

first up, the box, because that's what we all want to see, am I right or am I right?



The open box, really doesn't show how small this card really is



A couple comparison shots with the 6870



not sure if you can see the difference in thickness, love the asus cooler on the 6870, gonna miss that back heatsink





inside the case, with the 6870



I don't think that even two of these could fill this empty void leftover. I seriously keep looking at the box to make sure I bought the right card, this thing is just a little itty bitty thing



the colors clash, but hey, on sale, 199, got what I wanted, for the price I wanted....but seriously....the colors don't work

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Old July 19, 2013, 08:59 AM
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You can't see the colours on the 'top' of the heatsink when your card is in your case, anyway. Really, it's just your mind that is fracking with you. Ignore the colors and be happy with your awesome card for a really kick-ass price.
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Old July 19, 2013, 07:26 PM
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I have the AMP and am Happy.

Any other card I would Lose a fan on my 200 mm rad.
A Titan would fit without the fan but the budget cant handle it.
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Old July 19, 2013, 08:33 PM
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performance wise, it fits in exactly where I wanted. I'm really happy, way to start my vacation, pile of new games, a new videocard, and plenty of time to just play....and pack down the pints, mr James Ready have been getting along quite well so far, though my gaming skills are going out the window lol
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199$ is a nice deal... almost just as good as the 760.
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Old July 20, 2013, 12:33 PM
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Try one Vertu Locic Nice.
Vertu is a cash grab though :(
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