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Old May 1, 2012, 10:52 PM
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if you're going to be running a 20" which are usually 1600x900, you could cheap out and get a 6850 and still be fine.
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Old May 2, 2012, 12:30 AM
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Buy one of the MSI HAWKS GTX 560 Ti cards that's in the FS section. Around $185 shipped.
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I doubt I know as much about computers and graphics cards on here but if you do get a 560 ti right now they go for about 230$+. I would recommend getting a 2gb 560 ti for about 270$ I know its a little much for 1 monitor but I here people using about 1.7 of that on battlefield 3. I have a 1gb and 2 gb version but I am now wishing i bought a 2gb rather than a 1gb for my second computer. I wanted to save as much money as possible so i got a 40$ cheaper card justt to be disappointed by stuttering. Not on all games but on skyrim for example I have lots of mods and it maxes out a lot during gameplay. I went ahead and lowered antialiasing a notch and I run 50-60 fps on it. I hardly noticed any difference in gameplay. I have never used a msi 560 ti but I hear good things about it. I hear it has great high performance low noise cooling but thats just what i see and hear. My prices I post are off newegg but you can check out specs, reviews and stuff regardless if you decided to get a used one.

I use a 1920x1080 32" monitor so my experience will probably be be different from yours.

I know that it was a lack of vram on my card because my 2gb card ran it just fine with same mods and settings.
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Old May 2, 2012, 05:15 AM
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But also which 560 ti though there are a couple and i dont know which one.
It really makes little difference.

Find the cheapest one you can, they are basically all the same (unless they are severely customized factory models, which are more money again)



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Buy one of the MSI HAWKS GTX 560 Ti cards that's in the FS section. Around $185 shipped.
This would be my suggestion.. But only if the member is willing to RMA is it goes bad..
There are a few in the trading section to look at.
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Old May 2, 2012, 12:11 PM
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so would this be a good one? CompUSA.com | N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II 2GD5/OC | MSI GeForce GTX Ti 560 Twin Frozr II 2GB/OC GDDR5
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Old May 2, 2012, 12:55 PM
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many people, including me have had several failed fans with the twin frozr cooler, I would recommend this one, better warranty, and cheaper.

EVGA 01G-P3-1561-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB Video Card - 1024MB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0 (x16), 2x Dual-Link DVI-I, 1x Mini-HDMI, DirectX 11, Dual-Slot, SLI Ready, Overclocked at TigerDirect.com 1GB vram should be plenty, but if you really want a 2GB model, this is the top one for $10 more then the MSI
Newegg.com - ASUS ENGTX560 TI DC2 TOP/2DI/2GD5 GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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Old May 2, 2012, 02:31 PM
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Asus cooling solutions are awesome (really happy with my card) so i would second the recommendation for that card
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