SPARKLE Calibre Series X560Ti 1GB vs MSI Twin Frozr II 2GD5/OC 2GB

Parts Preferences: none

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Not right now

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Have a question on the following:

Video Card:
MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - $270, but out of stock. Can either wait or I could go for SPARKLE Calibre Series X560 Ti DF GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card for the same price. It was reviewed vs the 1GB version of the Twin Frozr and was a bit better overall. Dont know if i should just go with this one or stick it out/shop elsewhere for the Twin Frozr 2gb version. Or if anyone has a better suggestion for $250-320 ish im all ears.

CPU cooler:

Currently have a Tuniq Tower 120 cpu cooler, would like suggestions if i should replace this or stick with it, would like to overclock the processor around 4.5-4.8ghz and have an antec 900 case.


I will be purchasing these soon:


Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K - currently $204.99 with $15 off with promo code EMCJKJG34, ends 10/19

OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - currently $175 or 155 after mail in rebate

Motherboard and Memory Combo:
GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD4 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) for $230 with a $20 mail in rebate

Currently the total for what I am going to buy is $634.16 (including shipping of 24 dollars) this is not including the video card or the cpu cooler. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, and just an fyi, this is a gaming computer for mainly BF3 and would like around 40+ fps with high settings @ 1920x1080.
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    2gb isn't going to do anything at 1080p. I'd suggest the twin frozr 1gb @ $225 AR, it is a bit lower in the review because the sparkle is OC higher. You could OC yourself, if not I'd suggest the msi hawk @ $245 AR, cheaper and same performance vs the sparkle.
  2. well thanks very much for the information! very helpful, but now i dont know if i want to go with the 1gb twin frozr or the hawk. seems that both can be oc'd to about the same level, the hawk slightly higher, but seems to be decently louder with fans over 70%.
  3. oh and a quick question: how do i make this thread "solved/make your answer the best"? only ask because i did end up going with the msi hawk. thanks for the suggestions :D
  4. There should be a "select as best answer" button next to my name, or somewhere in the post.
  5. if you can find a sparkle go with that one.........that damn thing benches out better than a reference 570!!!!!!!!!!
  6. Best answer selected by slack3rdav3.
  7. had to change it to a question to give you best answer, instead of a discussion thread.
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