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Old September 29, 2011, 11:50 AM
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I have been trying to decide which card to upgrade to, and after several weeks of saving I have enough cash ($250ish) to get a new card ! I want to upgrade my card so that I can extend my system life for a while. I have been watched the BST forum but nothing has come up recently.

So far the best that I can see is the Nvidia GTX 560ti in my price range. Best as I can tell the more money the better but will I notice any difference between a 560ti, 560ti SC, or the 560ti SC DS edition? Or should I keep saving and shoot for a 570 around x-mas?

My system spec's are on the side, I run a 24" monitor at 1920x1280 @ 60hz

I have always bought eVGA for the warranty and excellent support, but if there is a better option I am open to other brands. Any different or better ideas?

I should mention that I would like to eventually get a waterblock for it and add it to my WC loop.
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I have been trying to decide which card to upgrade to, and after several weeks of saving I have enough cash ($250ish) to get a new card ! I want to upgrade my card so that I can extend my system life for a while. I have been watched the BST forum but nothing has come up recently.

So far the best that I can see is the Nvidia GTX 560ti in my price range. Best as I can tell the more money the better but will I notice any difference between a 560ti, 560ti SC, or the 560ti SC DS edition? Or should I keep saving and shoot for a 570 around x-mas?

My system spec's are on the side, I run a 24" monitor at 1920x1280 @ 60hz

I have always bought eVGA for the warranty and excellent support, but if there is a better option I am open to other brands. Any different or better ideas?

I should mention that I would like to eventually get a waterblock for it and add it to my WC loop.
The 560TI is really in the sweet spot for price performance and I would have no issues suggesting you get one of those. You might get an extra few FPS going from a Stock to a Superclock Card, but it isn't always worth the price premium. The SC DS card however has its own unique cooler, but you need to ensure you have good case cooling because it will dump a lot more heat inside than a traditional one.

So, if you can get it, I would.

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Old September 29, 2011, 01:34 PM
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NCIX.com - Buy EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti DS Superclocked Fermi 900MHZ 1024MB GDDR5 2XDVI Mini-HDMI PCI-E Video Card - eVGA - 01G-P3-1567-KR - in Canada

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If I had the money, I'd buy it.

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does it have to be nivida? if it absoloutly has to be then yea a 560ti. or you could get a 6950 with 2gb of ram thats a non reference one that doesn't scream
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does it have to be nivida? if it absoloutly has to be then yea a 560ti. or you could get a 6950 with 2gb of ram thats a non reference one that doesn't scream

Given ATI's colourful history of past driver releases , I am going to say yeah to nVidia only.

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Given ATI's colourful history of past driver releases , I am going to say yeah to nVidia only.

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I have to agree with ST, I have had poor experience's with AMD cards. Pretty much everything I have is Nvidia or eVGA
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Old September 29, 2011, 02:22 PM
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DONE, Bought the card from NCIX! Thanks for all the help!
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I have two of those cards in SLI (evga gtx 560ti DS SC) and they are freaking amazing. Running two in SLI is more powerful than running a single 580 and its cheaper!! playing bf3 on everything ultra, with maxed AA the cards never get above 80c (with terrible case cooling i may add). My fps is above 60 too! These cards also can get OC'ed right out of the box to 950mHz, and with some tweaking im sure u could hit 1gHz. Great choice! :D
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I have two of those cards in SLI (evga gtx 560ti DS SC) and they are freaking amazing. Running two in SLI is more powerful than running a single 580 and its cheaper!! playing bf3 on everything ultra, with maxed AA the cards never get above 80c (with terrible case cooling i may add). My fps is above 60 too! These cards also can get OC'ed right out of the box to 950mHz, and with some tweaking im sure u could hit 1gHz. Great choice! :D
Awesome! I can't wait for my card to show up and throw some games at it!!!
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