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Old February 13, 2012, 01:33 PM
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Default Video Card Budget? Which one do you recommend?

I'm trying to get a GTX Card for around 260$ Max, I'm not sure what to get I hear mixed stories on these cards but I'm thinking of a select few any ideas which would be best, I do alot of OpenGL Rendering for video editing and BF3. So heat is obviously an issue for me to worry about.

Newegg.com - EVGA DS SuperClocked 01G-P3-1567-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Newegg.com - EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1461-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Newegg.com - MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card


I don't know If i should get a Radeon Card Instead that's maybe better for the same price but there is one, I'm not sure if my boards capable of 2.1x, I'm pretty sure all mobo's are at this point but I'm only a avid builder and don't really know.

But my board is MA770T-UD3P I think
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Old February 13, 2012, 02:57 PM
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Of the 3 cards, I'd get the MSI with the Twin Frozr Heatsink. Don't get the 2nd EVGA as it's a GTX560, not a GTX560 Ti and is significantly slower.
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Old February 13, 2012, 03:00 PM
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I hear that the twinfrozr gets artifacts after prolonged use and doesn't have a long warranty, Atleast the first EVGA I linked has a Lifetime Warranty right?
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Old February 13, 2012, 05:14 PM
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it runs incredibly cool (high 40s after 3 days of straight folding) and runs nice and quiet as the fans never go above about 40%. I would highly recommend the MSI. plus I haven't had any problems with artifacting yet.
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Old February 13, 2012, 05:52 PM
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+1 for the MSI
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Old February 14, 2012, 04:46 AM
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I would also vote for the MSI.
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NCIX US - Buy 012-P3-2066-KR - EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Cores FTW 797MHZ 1280MB DVI Mini-HDMI Display Port PCI-E Video Card - Others - Great price and fast delivery ,

NCIX US - Buy N560GTX-Ti HAWK - MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti Hawk OC 950MHZ 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini-HDMI DX11 PCI-E Video Card - MSI/MicroStar - Great price and fast delivery .
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Old February 14, 2012, 08:19 AM
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Either 560Ti 448 core, or just grab a couple used GTX 460's I used to SLI 460's and they are up there with the GTX 580 for performance.
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Old February 14, 2012, 10:49 AM
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People who can't read my budget is not expanding past 260$, So those suggestions hold no weight sorry I'm not putting more into this at the moment. I'm gonna go with the EVGA SuperClocked 560 TI Fermi, Newegg.com - EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1563-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card


Unless someone else has suggestions here that aren't out of price range, no I can't do SLI on this board either. If I go with MSI Can someone give me the exact suggested card on newegg as theres atleast 7 variations.

I'm really not liking the reviews for the MSI Card at all on newegg.
I hear horror stories with long periods of use.

I guess my biggest fear is the card burning out or a fan failing and having no warranty


Because if I do go MSI, I'm thinking of these
Newegg.com - MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

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Newegg.com - MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card


If something does happen is MSI Good about replacing everything? I'm to iffy with companys anymore

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Old February 14, 2012, 12:21 PM
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Okay, I think I'm settling for the 2GB MSI, Now I need to know will a 520Watt Power supply handle this? Because I can't find specs for the power consumption on this card anywhere, EVGA Always tells the power consumption on the product page love that.

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