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Old April 30, 2012, 04:01 PM
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So I was just in the middle of playing some Battlefield 3 earlier when my computer blue-screened. I rebooted and now my screen is all messed up and full of funny colours. Rebooted multiple times with the same result. So it seems my graphics card is fried which means I need a new one. My budget is $150-$300. I'm thinking for my price range, the GTX 560Ti, or GTX 570 would be my best bet, but I don't really know so I need some suggestions. Open to AMD and Nvidia.

I don't really play a ton of games nor do I have to have my settings at maximum.
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Old April 30, 2012, 04:48 PM
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eVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Cores Classified Ultra 1280MB PCI-E w/ Dual DVI, Mini HDMI at Memory Express

I Like the evga cards and heh warranty. I have RMA'd 2 cards to evga over the years and their warranty has been excellent. My last one was a gtx8800 that was like yours. They sent me a new one(maybe it was refurbished) to replace it. The link above is to a new card I now have and have nothing but great things to say about it. When its on sale it can be had for 229$, that is what MemX had them for with a Memx 40$ discount on top of evga's 30$ MIR. I would recommend it for your price point. Not only that they are great for folding to!!!
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Old April 30, 2012, 05:20 PM
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If you want to avoid the cost of upgrading, you might try baking the card. It doesn't always work, and of course it's a matter of last resort, but this home method of reflow soldering has a surprisingly high success rate.
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Old April 30, 2012, 05:30 PM
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hell ya the 448 core is a wicked card and a wicked deal
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Old April 30, 2012, 05:31 PM
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GTX 285's are well known to be cured by baking, give it a try, the newer cards have crappy solder that cracks from heat cycling.
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I've been eyeing this up. Seems like a good deal to me.

EVGA GeForce GTX 570 HD Fermi 732MHZ 1280MB GDDR5 2XDVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Video Card - eVGA - 012-P3-1571-KR
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Try to fix it. If it doesn't work I would say try to grab a used 570 (they are selling cheap now). Or if you can get by on integrated or another card (if you have one) I would wait for more 6xx cards from Nvidia to come out.
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I would wait for more 6xx cards from Nvidia to come out.
Hadn't considered this. I know the GTX 690 and 680 have been released. Is there any expected date for the GTX 660 or 660 Ti?
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NCIX has the gtx 480 from evga on for 199 right now, seems like a good buy.

EVGA GeForce GTX 480 700MHZ 1536MB GDDR5 2xDVI Mini-HDMI PCI-E Video Card - eVGA - 015-P3-1480-KR
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Hadn't considered this. I know the GTX 690 and 680 have been released. Is there any expected date for the GTX 660 or 660 Ti?
From VR-Zone: "Release" date June 5-9, please see article for details.
NVIDIA Prepares Two More GK104-based cards - GeForce GTX 660 Ti and 670 by VR-Zone.com
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