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Decision between 2 GTX560Ti's, advice? (MSI, EVGA)

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June 17, 2011 1:42:49 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Today (6/17/11)
BUDGET RANGE: $225 +/- ~35 After Rebates

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, AutoCAD*, Finite Elements Modeling*, Watching Movies, Surfing net

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: Intel i5-2500k, MSI P67A-GD53 (B3), G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 1600

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg

PARTS PREFERENCES: Quality

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes - later on

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1600*900
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Would like it to last a long time, and SLI when things start slowing down.
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Basically, need decision between these two:
EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1563-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
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MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5

Thoughts: MSI card may be more compatible with MSI mobo and Afterburner, while EVGA works with Afterburner (from what I hear) and Lifetime warrenty supports OCing... (also cheaper).
Heard of some complaints on MSI GPU heating up Case (I'm using Antec 300 Illusion)
Thanks!
a b U Graphics card
June 17, 2011 3:38:41 PM

In all my travels Evga seems to have the fastest and best rma service IMO, i only buy evga cards but I have had msi ones.
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a b U Graphics card
June 17, 2011 5:31:55 PM

I love EVGA for their warranties but I hate EVGA cards for their heat. I've only owned EVGA up until my latest build and decided to try out MSI twin frozr gtx 560 ti and I must say I am impressed. It is quiet and runs 30C cooler than my old EVGA 260.

I've had no issues with mine so I'd definitely recommend the MSI. It does have a 3 year warranty so from my stand point I'll get a new card by then anyway.
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June 24, 2011 6:49:44 PM

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June 24, 2011 10:08:05 PM

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