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EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti

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May 10, 2011 4:48:30 AM

Hey guys i am currently building my new rig and i have pretty much everything ready to buy im just deciding on whitch card to get i got some advice from my cousin and he showed me the EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti http://canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=43_55...

Would just like some advice on maybe another card thats cheaper and just as good?, i am not running sli or anything just a single card, dont want to spend a whole bunch but would like a good card that willl last me a bit.


This is Currently my Build still in process

Intel Core i7-2600 Quad-Core Socket LGA1155, 3.40Ghz new sandy bridge
Asus P8P67 (Rev. 3.0) Socket 1155 Intel P67
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Western Digital Caviar Black (WD1002FAEX) 1000GB (1TB) SATA3
PSU Cooler Master GX Series 750W Power Supply



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May 10, 2011 8:34:47 AM

Is this a gaming rig? If so the i7 2600 is a terrible choice. Either get the i7 2600k so you can actually overclock or even better save 100 dollars and get the i5 2500k and then you won't have to worry about the price of the graphics cards :p 

The alternative to the gtx 560 would be the 6870 asus 6870
a b Î Nvidia
May 10, 2011 9:32:14 AM

Another card that's cheaper and just as good... that's a tough one.

I kind of agree with Crewton if you're going for a PC that will only be used for gaming. You could actually save $100 and sink that savings into a GTX 570. Then again, if you're using this machine for more than gaming, you could spend a little more and get the 2600K. Personally, I like processors with more threads because some games will actually use them all (ie BFBC2).

The other thing to consider is your motherboard. If you ever want to add a second video card, you need a P8P67 Pro, Deluxe or WS.

If this is a machine for gaming, and you've already purchased the P8P67, you should go for the single best graphics card you can afford.

For what purpose are you going to use this PC? The 560 is a good 3D gaming card. It's the lowest I'd go if you're looking to use this as a gaming machine.

If you're just going to be operating in a 2D world, a GT210 is a good card for under $50. I use this Geforce 210 with 2 monitors in a DAW I built recently:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Again... good for the 2D world of computing.

If you play games, go for the 560 or better and know that it's money well spent.
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a b Î Nvidia
May 10, 2011 9:48:27 AM

Adding on to what Crewton said, my friend just got a 2500K and overclocked it (without any knowledge in overclocking before), he stilly didn't know what he was doing and got it to 4.5 easily and stable. And it STOMPS on my 1366 CPU in every benchmark.

So saving a 100 dollars and getting the 2500K and using that money towards a better GPU is what I would do.
May 10, 2011 3:57:30 PM

crewton is 100% on the money...2500K and the GTX 560ti is a beast build
you may also be able to save some money on your PSU...650W should be plenty for your needs and your RAM, 4GB is all you should need

also depending what all you will be doing on this computer, I highly recommend an SSD to run your OS...a 64GB SSD should be enough to run the OS and a couple games.
May 10, 2011 4:03:13 PM

Yes
Yes
Yes
& Yes

The i7 2600k is not worth it if you are playing games. The i5 2500K may actually be a better gamer than the i7 2600K. Think about it... They both can be overclocked to the same speeds. The 2600K is using 8 threads on 4 cores so each core's power is being divided into two threads. The 2500K has 4 threads on 4 cores. So all the power of the core is being used. You won't need more than 4 cores for gaming. So the 2500K cores actually are more powerful!. Sure, you can disable the Hyperthreading on the 2600K but then why buy it? Same potential clock speeds for $100 less.

Also if you have a microcenter nearby save yourself $40 more on the 2500K.

BTW the GTX 560 Ti rocks! The AMD equivalents beat the 560 at stock speeds... but the 560 overclocks awesomely. Once you OC the GTX 560 Ti. you take it where similiar priced AMD GPUs can't go. I recommend 560's that already come factory OCed because they have likely gone through some sort of binning process to eliminate the crummy ones.
a c 168 Î Nvidia
May 10, 2011 6:10:14 PM

pacioli said:
Yes
Yes
Yes
& Yes

The i7 2600k is not worth it if you are playing games. The i5 2500K may actually be a better gamer than the i7 2600K. Think about it... They both can be overclocked to the same speeds. The 2600K is using 8 threads on 4 cores so each core's power is being divided into two threads. The 2500K has 4 threads on 4 cores. So all the power of the core is being used. You won't need more than 4 cores for gaming. So the 2500K cores actually are more powerful!. Sure, you can disable the Hyperthreading on the 2600K but then why buy it? Same potential clock speeds for $100 less.

Also if you have a microcenter nearby save yourself $40 more on the 2500K.

BTW the GTX 560 Ti rocks! The AMD equivalents beat the 560 at stock speeds... but the 560 overclocks awesomely. Once you OC the GTX 560 Ti. you take it where similiar priced AMD GPUs can't go. I recommend 560's that already come factory OCed because they have likely gone through some sort of binning process to eliminate the crummy ones.

Well I have one and it is. :kaola: 
May 10, 2011 6:32:56 PM

Mousemonkey said:
Well I have one and it is. :kaola: 


lol
Mine is bigger than yours!
a c 168 Î Nvidia
May 10, 2011 6:40:21 PM

pacioli said:
lol
Mine is bigger than yours!

How many 560's do you have? [:mousemonkey]
May 10, 2011 7:58:18 PM

One for now. My wife was kinda pissed I spent $1600 putting together my new rig... I have to lay low and get the 2nd 560 when things cool down.
a c 168 Î Nvidia
May 10, 2011 8:05:22 PM

pacioli said:
One for now. My wife was kinda pissed I spent $1600 putting together my new rig... I have to lay low and get the 2nd 560 when things cool down.

I didn't have to worry about that sort of thing :lol:  , which is why I got two from the get go. :sol: 
May 10, 2011 8:21:54 PM

Wow... Yours really is bigger than mine.
lol
a c 168 Î Nvidia
May 10, 2011 8:24:04 PM

I like to think I'm 'packing'! :lol: 
!