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Old November 20, 2012, 10:57 AM
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Great to hear. Now, about PSU and all that stuff. The thing is - and this is the funny part - I own, use and game on a 6 month old GT630M 15,6" laptop. In other words, I don't have any of the parts needed to build a system, but I'm confident I know how to do it though it would be my first build. The sad part is 1) I don't really have the money (unless the rest of the parts come at equal prices) and 2) I don't really need a new computer right now... :-( Perhaps I should just buy it anyway and keep it in stock until I finally decide to do a build...?!? o.O
It really depends on how long between buying it and building.
If its more than 6 months don't bother. If its less, then sure, give it a go. Best way to learn is come ask us too if you run into issues,

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Old November 20, 2012, 11:14 AM
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^^agree. If its going to be a while till you build I wouldn't buy either. If the build would be done in the next few months though, go for it.
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Old November 20, 2012, 11:58 AM
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OK,they are cheap, but it's not as good as a MSI or an ASUS DCUll... buy well, better buy 2 of them for the price of an asus ,for sure!!!
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I was just wondering. It is stated that the bus type (do you call it that?) of the GTX 560 TI is PCI Express 2.0 x16(?), but newer cards such as the GTX 660 have PCI Express 3.0 x16. What is the difference? Will there be any issues with moderne motherboard's and CPU's?

They also have one that comes at 102 USD. They call it "OC" instead of "OC2" (does that mean Over Clocked?) and the only difference I can see is that the OC2 that costs 111 USD has 900MHz core clock speed instead of 850MHz and 4.212Ghz "effective clock speed" instead of 4.104GHz. I suppose the more expensive OC2 edition will be the most powerful of the 2, yes?
PNY XLR8 GeForce GTX 560 Ti OC - 1GB

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Old November 21, 2012, 05:21 AM
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I was just wondering. It is stated that the bus type (do you call it that?) of the GTX 560 TI is PCI Express 2.0 x16(?), but newer cards such as the GTX 660 have PCI Express 3.0 x16. What is the difference? Will there be any issues with moderne motherboard's and CPU's?

They also have one that comes at 102 USD. They call it "OC" instead of "OC2" (does that mean Over Clocked?) and the only difference I can see is that the OC2 that costs 111 USD has 900MHz core clock speed instead of 850MHz and 4.212Ghz "effective clock speed" instead of 4.104GHz. I suppose the more expensive OC2 edition will be the most powerful of the 2, yes?
PNY XLR8 GeForce GTX 560 Ti OC - 1GB
For a card like that, the PCI-E bus speed is not really that relevant yet so don't worry about it. As for the cards, just get the OC for 102 and clock it to OC2 levels. All that little extra money is doing is getting you a card that the Board Partner assures you will run at a set speed.

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I have the PNY 560Ti, and it's been great, I'm no expert on all the newest cards, but coming from my old 8800GT and paired with a i5 3750k it's running anything I throw at it at 1080p just fine. I think PNY has a lifetime warranty if you register it, and no regrets with it so far. Use MSI Afterburner to keep the fan going when it heats up, so it gets noisy but idling it's silent, and sits around 26C.
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