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~800 Dollar Budget Computer Build (gpu advice)

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December 9, 2011 5:35:06 AM

Hello, I think I'm posting in the correct place :D 

Any who I'm in the process of building a gaming rig for about 800 dollars. Now I basically have everything picked out but I do have a question when it comes down to my gpu.

I am getting a 2GB GTX 560 (2gb version because I have a large monitor that runs at 1900x1200 resolution) and I've read that at resolutions higher than 1900x1080 the extra memory comes in handy. However I cant decide if I should get the 2GB ti version or just the straight 2gb version. On new-egg there is about a 50 dollar difference between the two, and I want to know if there is that big of a performance boost between the two.

I do plan on SLIing this card in about 6-8 months as well.

Other PC components I will be buying (note using a current HDD and optical drive so thats why it is not on the list)

-OCZ Fatal1ty 750W PSU
-Rosewell Challenger Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower
-ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel P67
-i5 2500k
-8GB G.Skill Sniper Low Voltage Series DDR3 1600 RAM

With the 2gb ti version card my total is about 846 less 25 dollars in MIR. Which I feel like is a decent deal.
December 9, 2011 8:48:22 AM

Yes definitely get the 560Ti version. Also I don't really think 2GB is necessary for 1900x1200, its more for resolutions such as 2560x1600.
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December 9, 2011 9:01:54 AM

IH8U said:
Recommend swapping to a Z68 board instead.
$130 GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX

Why would you recommend a Z68? He hasn't evan mentioned an SSD and the the Z68 gives no benefit to gaming.

Just stick with the P67.
December 10, 2011 3:30:49 AM

Well after snooping around, I think I'll just get the 1GB TI version. I had read that the extra memory for this card really doesn't do too much and since I will eventually SLI in about 6 months I should be fine.

Thanks for the psu link, I may switch to that but I can get the one I have off of tigerdirect for the same price, plus it glows red! lol.

Thank you for those who posted. Will update after I get my stuff later this week.

Also can someone explain why the superclocked 560 ti is cheaper than then non-superclocked one?