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Old June 10, 2011, 09:44 PM
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Question MSI 560 Hawk vs GB 560 SOC vs MSI 6950 TF3

Hi people,
I'm building a new gaming pc and i need your help with the decision of wich VGA card i should buy.
Here (in Chile) the MSI 560 Hawk Twin Frozr III (950 MHz) and the Gigabyte 560 SOC (950 MHz) cost the same, but the 6950 Twin Frozr III cost like 40 bucks more. I've read reviews of the 3 cards, and all of them are really good (in performace and temps), so i really don't know which one to buy.
By the way, the max resolution i'm gonna use is 1920x1080.

Which one do you recommend?

Thanks for your help

PD: I'm building an i5-2500k Sandy Brigde system with a Asus P8P67 Pro mobo and 4 GB ram if that helps in some way.
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Old June 10, 2011, 09:55 PM
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hola and welcome

get the one with the best warranty in your neck of the woods.

how much do 6950's cost? :)

and btw,were talking plain 560 or the ti 560?


edit : reference 6950's
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Old June 10, 2011, 10:25 PM
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Hola and Thanks :P

Mmm lets say that in my country the 6950 Twin Frozr III cost like $450 and both 560's cost like $380 (so it were way more than 40 bucks ^^!).

I don't know if this is allowed (i hope it is ^^!), but i'm gonna post the links of the cards:

1. GB 560 SOC: ThermalTake Chile - GIGABYTE Super Overclock 560
2. MSI 560 Hawk TFIII: ThermalTake Chile - MSI N560GTX-Ti Hawk GeForce GT
3. MSI 6950 TFIII: ThermalTake Chile - MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III PE/OC

Or do you recommend another card of that store?
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Old June 10, 2011, 10:36 PM
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ok,wait a sec


are those usd? if so,oh my god!

secondly,does it have to be from that store?

if yes...


ThermalTake Chile - ASUS EAH6950 DCII/2DI4S/1GD5

how about that one?
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Old June 10, 2011, 10:49 PM
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An 1 US Dolar = 470 Chilean Pesos (aprox)
Here we pay a lot of taxes for products from another countries :(.

That store is the one that have the most variety of cards and almost the same prices that the other one's in Chile.

About the Asus... i've read a few reviews about that one and is really a good card, but i've read the the fan noise and temps are a bit higher that the others 560's.

PD: Sorry for my crappy english :P
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Old June 10, 2011, 11:07 PM
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Precio en billetes:
$ 184.845


so that means.....hmmm...


anyway,go with the asus. i wouldnt want to live down there for the computer parts buying side of things hehe

no worries, your command of the english language is very good.
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Old June 11, 2011, 07:34 AM
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185? for a 560GTX? Not bad, I think is cheaper than here or at least at the same level.
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Old June 11, 2011, 09:24 AM
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All 3 of them are really good cards, but it seems that the 6950 TFIII can't be flashed to a 6970 (has to be a reference card?) so that's bad =/.

Thanks for the help people :D
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Old June 11, 2011, 09:38 AM
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I'm pretty sure the 69xx cards still have driver issues, so the 560 Ti would be more user friendly. Also, for Asus vs. MSI. I think Asus has better worldwide support (MSI only brags about three year warranty in North America), but I'm not sure.
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Old June 11, 2011, 10:05 AM
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go with the msi 560 ti hawk, thats a very good price, can you buy a couple and ship them to me?

Personally i am not a big fan of any ati cards... but that is very good price. I used to own a msi gtx 460 hawk, and it had amazing temps as compared to a gigabyte gtx 460, and they both had twin fans.
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