I have built well over a dozen boxes with the 560 Ti's (EVGA and Asus) and no issues of any kind. Running cool and quiet, never topping 82C under any bench with all case fans on lowest possible rpm (4.8 Ghz on 2500k/2600k) .... fans are inaudible in DF-85 / HAF 932 casea at 900 Mhz .... at 1000, I can hear them on a benchmark (no sound) but not in gaming.
The 900 Mhz versions w/ the oversize coolers are particularly stable when OC'd ... all but one of the Asus ones I have been able to get to 1,000MHz w/ no voltage tweaks....the one needed just a pinch.
^^^^wow you infecting all the threads the i am flagged in now, i think it might be time to quit toms HW all together. The ti oc'ed will crush a 6950, not to mention that a 6950 is crippled under heavy tessellation, thats just not a feature that I'd want to have heading into the future. The blanket statement that you make make above is absolute nonsense, the 6950 wins in some games and loses in others. They both have great oc potential, but personally I prefer the ti for its performance in games that matters to me.
The bottom line is that AMD 6 series cards have slightly improved tessellation but for the most part produce significantly less frames compared to their nvidia counterparts under heavy tessellation, its a fact, people can cry about it or except it, yeah heavy tessellation is not used in that many games today but will be in the future imo
thanks for the information. One last question. What are your idle temps on the card. I have mine at 33 to 35 degrees at 880 Mhz 2100 memory. So was thinking of overclocking it further. it would be great if you provide me the settings of your fan profile as well so that I can match them up with mine.