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HELP!! Can't decide

Postposted on Tue May 14, 2013 11:06 am

http://www.ebuyer.com/491568-zotac-gtx- ... -61201-10m

OR

http://www.ebuyer.com/398799-zotac-gtx- ... -61103-10m

Im a casual gamer (Skyrim, Portal 2, Alan Wake etc), so while I don't strictly NEED to upgrade, I can't help being tempted.
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Re: HELP!! Can't decide

Postposted on Tue May 14, 2013 11:50 am

Definitely the boost version. It is essentially a GTX 660 (non ti) with some shader cores disabled and will serve you better in the long run. I just upgraded from a GTX560ti to the GTX 660 and I am very happy with it. I wasn’t going to upgrade either but the low price of $169 USD was too tempting. It was essentially the same price as a GTX 650 ti Boost with all the shader cores so why not.
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Re: HELP!! Can't decide

Postposted on Tue May 14, 2013 1:22 pm

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Re: HELP!! Can't decide

Postposted on Wed May 15, 2013 4:24 pm

Thankyou.

And I've never trusted MSI...!
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Re: HELP!! Can't decide

Postposted on Wed May 15, 2013 4:30 pm

awakeningcry wrote:Thankyou.

And I've never trusted MSI...!

ZOTAC and MSI are both smaller, relatively low-end, cheap brands. Preference for one or the other is going to be more or less mindless brand loyalty with no real evidence or reasoning beyond subjective experience.
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Re: HELP!! Can't decide

Postposted on Wed May 15, 2013 6:33 pm

TBH, reliability is pretty much irrelevant with Ebuyer, since they will handle the RMA's for you for the duration of the warranty. It means the difference between a cheap brand like Zotac/MSI and a premium brand like EVGA or Asus is pretty much nonexistant. All you have to worry about is clockspeeds and cooler noise.
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Re: HELP!! Can't decide

Postposted on Wed May 15, 2013 9:08 pm

auxy wrote: ZOTAC and MSI are both smaller, relatively low-end, cheap brands.


I think that Zotac just doesn't release a lot of its higher end product in the the U.S. I was shopping for a graphics card recently and in Tokyo the Zotac cards are ubiquitous and can command a price premium over other brands. If you remember they were the first manufacturer to make those mini-GTX 670s.

Also, Zotac is owned by PC Partner which manufactures all of Sapphires GPUs which are rather well regarded.
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