ballew01

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System Specs:

CPU - I7 920 @ 2.67GHZ
Motherboard - GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
Memory - 1 x Kingston HyperX 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C8D3K3/6GX ****( Upgrading to 16 Gigs as price is cheap now)*****
Power Supply - 1 x XCLIO STABLEPOWER 850W 850W ATX CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply
 
Hmm... I don't know what your CPU is going to handle, but everything else looks good.

I can only say this: Don't get the 660ti - it has memory bandwidth issues.

I have the FTW edition 670, and it's actually better than the superclocked - the only thing that beats it is the signature 2. That being said, I'd go with a different brand, or the aforementioned signature 2. The blower coolers, even with fresh air intake, struggle a little, especially with any sort of overclock.
 

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The i7-920 should be fine. Consider OCing it especially if you plan to SLI, but it's still a great CPU even at stock. A 670 will be a very nice upgrade for you. Personally, at those prices, I think the reference card is the best value. I am assuming you are gaming on a single monitor. If you are looking at triple-monitor gaming then the 4gb card starts to become more attractive but at single screen resolutions the 2gb card is a better value since you won't need more than 2gb. The FTW card is the best performer, but seems too much at that price imo and my guess is that you'll be very happy with the regular 670 at stock.
 

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Oh, and unless you need more than your current 6gb for some purpose other than gaming (games won't be any better with more RAM than that) use the money instead for a $30 CPU cooler for your i7-920 if you have interest in overclocking.
 

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Okay well most people here seemed to question the EVGA choice so in looking here are the two that are on my final list MSI power edition or EVGA signature 2 series

MSI N670 PE 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127685

EVGA 02G-P4-3677-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW Signature2 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130843

So what do you all feel the final choice to be the MSI beats teh EVGA out at core clock but not boost clock at there is a a $45 difference MSI is cheaper.
 

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eh
 

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Yall still quoting the memory bandwidth issues? Honestly i have the card and went over 1.5GB of ram with no loss of frames as some say i would lose performance so thats bs. Aslo i notice alot of people that is talking DOES not own the card and going off someone elses benchmarks and every system runs cards a bit differently..My opinion if you wanna buy the 660 Ti do so its not a bad card as people making it out to be and at this point i wouldnt buy a 670 due to the fact we around the corner of 700 series which is what im most excitied about and from the post earlier i was logged into my other acct but mainly tho its going to be a good year
 

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