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Windows 7: Please help me decide


27 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Please help me decide

Hi All,

I am about to build a system for my son for his birthday and need help deciding between 2 graphic cards.
My brother has a GTX 580 Asus which I can buy for $150 or I was thinking of purchasing a new Asus GTX 660 for $245.
Can someone please help me decide which is best?
My son is not a big gamer mainly loves wow.

Cheers


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27 Mar 2013   #2

 

I would go with the GTX 580 because it's $95 cheaper for you. WoW depends mostly on the CPU, so the GTX 660 should be just as good as the GTX 580 for it, but of course it would cost $95 more. For games the depend more on the video card, I think the GTX 580 would be better than the GTX 660.
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27 Mar 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

thanks for the very fast reply.
I would like to hear what anyone else thinks also?
The 580 has 1.5gb and the 660 2gb will that make much difference?
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27 Mar 2013   #4

 

Not for WoW.
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27 Mar 2013   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro + Windows 10
 
 

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27 Mar 2013   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

The 580 comes out on top because it was last series top single GPU for Nvidia

they are evenly matched in area's but the 580 runs away in some games on that list this is also a good comparison chart here Video Card Comparison - GPUReview.com

here is what they look like paired up also a slight overclock could well be a factor too


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27 Mar 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I would go for the GTX 660 as my friend bought this a few weeks ago. When he bought his pc couple of months ago he had the 580 with it. Very good card but he said better performance from the 660. Yes its more money but it all depends on what you want to be using it for
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27 Mar 2013   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by benjy206 View Post
I would go for the GTX 660 as my friend bought this a few weeks ago. When he bought his pc couple of months ago he had the 580 with it. Very good card but he said better performance from the 660. Yes its more money but it all depends on what you want to be using it for
Might as well get the TI version
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27 Mar 2013   #9

 

Yeah, but if WoW is pretty much the main game being played, then I would get the used 580 because that's $95 cheaper.
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27 Mar 2013   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

ah did not see that at the end yes then If you want to save money then the 580. But if he was playing COD (Call of Duty) or BF3 then the 660
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