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Old August 20, 2011, 07:08 AM
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Originally Posted by kaboro View Post
Do NOT buy anything Nvidia 5xx, the architecture is broken. If you buy Nvidia 5xx make sure you bookmark all the tech support forums around the net because thats where you will be spending your time.
I have been building my own PCs for 11 years, always went with Nvidia and Intel, after experiencing the gtx 580 in comparison to the gtx 480, i can say im one step away to going into ATI camp. The 5 family of nvidia GPUs is an insult to consumers. If you want to go Nvidia, get anything that starts with a 4 NOT with a 5, in your case get the 460 not the 560.

There is so much wrong with this comment I dont even know where to begin....screw it. I'll just say that who in their right mind thinks the 4 series is better than the 5? The 4 ran hotter, slower and used more juice than the 5s...ESPECIALLY the 580 vs 480...you know the one that the OP is not even talking about but you seem so focused on.

I am glad you build your own rigs, but eleven years aint jack; nor does it matter a hill of beans. I've met idjiots that "build their own rigs" and I have met smart people who come to me to buy prebuilts. Building a rig is easy...getting it to WORK right is the hard part. This comes from someone who have been doing it for well over two decades now...crap it will be three in about year and a half's time. Man that makes feel old.

To the OP: Both are good kit you have chosen to pick from. TBH, if there is a big dif in price...get the cheaper, otherwise (and as others have said), ati for higher res, nv for lower. UNLESS you dont mind OC'ing. The 560s usually OC better....BUT it is a crap shoot. Figure out your budget, comfort level and you will be golden.
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