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Well it's that time again, but instead of for myself this time, it's for the missus. I'm planning to get her the following setup, but my knowledge of GFX cards is a little waining now-a-days so I was wondering if I could get your advice about which would offer the best bang for buck:
Case: Antec 300
PSU: Antec True Power 750W
MB: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H
Memory: 8GB Corsair Vengeance LP 1600Mhz
HD: 120GB Corsair Force 3 SATA III
Seagate 1TB Hard Drive SATAIII 7200rpm 64MB Cache
CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K (OC'd to 4.5Ghz)
Cooler: Corsair H80i
OS: Windows 7 Professional
The two GFX cards I am weighing up are similar prices, and my gut instinct says trust Nvidia as they seem to be more regular in releasing driver updates, however I don't want my own personal bias to overweigh value for money. My understanding is that the 7870 is more powerful than the 660 GTX, but how is driver support for the 7870?
Please bare in mind that noise levels are important for me, which is why I went for cards sporting these style of coolers.