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Buying Graphic Cards

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October 14, 2011 5:47:50 PM

Hey Guys,

I want to buy 2 graphic cards and I just want to make sure I make a good purchase. My price for the cards could go up to $500 to $550.
I have an Asus Sabertooth X58 MoBo and right now I have an Geforce 285gtx and want to upgrade and do sli. Also wondering if these gtx 560 has had good reviews or are not as good?

I found these graphic cards but I don't know if there any good.

Its between MSI or Asus

Please Help :) 

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October 14, 2011 6:02:17 PM

The GTX 560Ti is better than the GTX 560.

Definitely get the second one.
It's overclocked.
MSI is a good brand.
And it's cheaper than the other 3 560Ti cards.
October 14, 2011 6:09:04 PM

^ This

And with that twin frozr II, you should get really good temps and have some headroom for OC. Don't put this in a bad PSU.
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October 14, 2011 6:22:24 PM

How big of a psu I would need?

October 14, 2011 6:44:29 PM

~750+ watts, a good brand recommended
October 14, 2011 7:50:31 PM

Its a 750watt Delta power supply. Would that be good enough?
October 14, 2011 8:02:31 PM

im not familiar with Delta (i think its mostly sold across US and far east asia?) but did read they were solid units - any replies from other parts of the world might steer you towards names that we know (Corsair / Cooler Master etc) but I think you'll be fine.

just to be sure what is the Delta model number - anything like this?

personally I'd go for MSI N560GTX-Ti Hawk GeForce GTX 560 Ti, 1GHz on gpu core should be a breeze

October 14, 2011 9:15:00 PM

Yea that is close to my power supply.
October 14, 2011 9:19:54 PM

Also what would be the difference between the GTX 560Ti and 560GTX-Ti Hawk?

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October 16, 2011 4:44:03 PM

xtreme 15 said:
Also what would be the difference between the GTX 560Ti and 560GTX-Ti Hawk?

so my understanding of current nvidia cards, for gtx 560 ti you have

1. reference nvidia GTX 560 ti - default clocks 822mhz gpu core, 4008mhz memory.


2. factory overclocked versions with upgraded cooling solutions, allowing for even further overclocking headroom at home, example MSI N560GTX-Ti Hawk GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB comes clocked at 950mhz on gpu core and 4200mhz on the memory. im sure would be quite easy to clock the gpu @ 1050mhz (or 1.05ghz) that would be almost 28% increase on the nvidia reference model

might depend on whether you want/need internal or external exhausting model

in my case i have 2 x GTX 460 (SLI), both can easily clock to 910mhz (34% increase over the nvidia reference 675mhz)

from what i have seen the the best performing & coolest running cards will have a 2 fan cooling solution, see these 2 examples (both are handsome cards in terms of performance). both come factory overclocked - evga @ 850, msi @ 950)



October 17, 2011 2:20:50 PM

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October 17, 2011 7:04:18 PM

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