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November 5, 2011 12:51:15 AM

Newegg or Compusa/ TigerDirect: Which online store should I buy the Galaxy GeForce GTX 560 Ti Video Card?

I was going to buy the Galaxy GeForce GTX 560 Ti Video Card on newegg.com the card has an instant savings of 25.00 the card which costs 124.99+7.56 shipping which would come out to 132.55, Thursday I checked and I noticed that instant savings has gone down to 10.00 with a cost of 146.55 (that without the rebate with it the card cost 104.99 for the $25 instant and 119.99 for $10 instant savings). I did some searching and find that TigerDirect which runs Compusa had it on both sites for 134.99+4.05 (Residential only) whatever that means. But Newegg has something called Shoprunner which gives unlimited 2-day shipping to people; they have a 30-day free trial of their services people have to $79 to use shoprunner.
What should I do should buy the video card from Newegg or Compusa/ TigerDirect or I could just wait on Black November sale that newegg.com is having this month to see if they drop the price again.

Note: Look likes I won’t be able to get the $20 rebate I want :( .
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November 5, 2011 3:46:30 PM

ITsonic said:
Because I would have to replace the HD 6870 in 1-2 years, while the GTX 560ti I could replace it in 2-3 years. Which was a better deal?

where did you hear that?

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I was going to buy the Galaxy GeForce GTX 550 Ti Video Card

You said 550 not 560ti. Theres a hundred usd difference between the 550 and 560ti
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November 5, 2011 4:20:35 PM

why would a 6870 need replacing sooner, if anything itll last longer than a 560
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November 5, 2011 4:24:04 PM

gnomio said:
where did you hear that?
Read Need a new video card that will last me 2 to 3 years and found out.
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I was going to buy the Galaxy GeForce GTX 550 Ti Video Card

You said 550 not 560ti. Theres a hundred usd difference between the 550 and 560ti

Yeah so?
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November 5, 2011 4:34:52 PM

we1shcake said:
why would a 6870 need replacing sooner, if anything itll last longer than a 560

I'm look for a video that doesn't take up two slots.
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November 5, 2011 4:40:55 PM

good luck with that all 560ti's and 6870's and everything else good on the market take up 2 slots or more
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November 5, 2011 4:54:24 PM

we1shcake said:
good luck with that all 560ti's and 6870's and everything else good on the market take up 2 slots or more

But why would they make cards that take up two or more?
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November 5, 2011 5:02:50 PM

the space is needed so they can make a powerful enough cooling system to stop the graphics card overheating, modern gpus give out asmuch heat as a cpu
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November 5, 2011 5:24:16 PM

we1shcake said:
the space is needed so they can make a powerful enough cooling system to stop the graphics card overheating, modern gpus give out asmuch heat as a cpu


And yet they can't come up with a fan that can turns counterclockwise to take heat away from the GPU.
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November 5, 2011 5:36:04 PM

they can but then the hot air is exhauted into your case where it heats up the cpu and power supply and hard drives.also where would the intake for the graphics card be then
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November 5, 2011 11:25:44 PM

we1shcake said:
they can but then the hot air is exhauted into your case where it heats up the cpu and power supply and hard drives.also where would the intake for the graphics card be then

On the side of the card that is parallel from the exhaust fan of course, they wouldn't need to block the slot if they did that or better yet they could have two fans on the GPU one intake the other an exhaust to pull in cold air or push out hot air they not need to block a slot. The GPU casing should have exhaust ports on the top of the case to to push the air to and away from the GPU. How to do it well that's another story.
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November 6, 2011 9:34:59 AM

2475032,13,676787 said:
On the side of the card that is parallel from the exhaust fan of course, they wouldn't need to block the slot if they did that or better yet they could have two fans on the GPU one intake the other an exhaust to pull in cold air or push out hot air they not need to block a slot. The GPU casing should have exhaust ports on the top of the case to to push the air to and away from the GPU. How to do it well that's another story.[/quoteyou still get the hot air exhausting back ino the case though
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November 6, 2011 6:27:12 PM

we1shcake said:
2475032,13,676787 said:
On the side of the card that is parallel from the exhaust fan of course, they wouldn't need to block the slot if they did that or better yet they could have two fans on the GPU one intake the other an exhaust to pull in cold air or push out hot air they not need to block a slot. The GPU casing should have exhaust ports on the top of the case to to push the air to and away from the GPU. How to do it well that's another story.[/quoteyou still get the hot air exhausting back ino the case though
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What do you think case fans are for?
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November 6, 2011 7:05:20 PM

ITsonic said:
What do you think case fans are for?

if it made sense you can bet some card maker would have come up with it, they havent and you need a dual slot card
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November 7, 2011 12:22:04 PM

we1shcake said:
if it made sense you can bet some card maker would have come up with it, they havent and you need a dual slot card


They should just make the slot a cooling slot but keep all the connectors like HDMI DVI and VGA in the same place but they would have to build around connectors to put the exhaust.The main goal is to draw heat away from the GPU not to cool it down. I have a update for GTX 550ti on newegg.com there is a another this time it's a $30 rebate until 12/31/11. But back to subject at hand where should I buy the GTX550Ti newegg or Compusa/ TigerDirect?
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November 8, 2011 1:46:11 PM

2476296,17,676787 said:
They should just make the slot a cooling slot but keep all the connectors like HDMI DVI and VGA in the same place but they would have to build around connectors to put the exhaust.The main goal is to draw heat away from the GPU not to cool it down. I have a update for GTX 550ti on newegg.com there is a another this time it's a $30 rebate until 12/31/11. But back to subject at hand where should I buy the GTX550Ti newegg or Compusa/ TigerDirect?[/quotemsg
fans need a certain depth or the fins cannot be turned at a wide enough angle of attack, meaning very little air is moved, if you look at the coolers on singlw slot cards they tend to be blower designs that instead of moving air up or down simply blow air out in every direction away from the fan, which is not a powerful enough design to cool a 560, also on my graphics card the 2 dvi connectors and one hdmi, take up the one entire slot, so these connectors in a single fan card would leave no space at all for a grill
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November 8, 2011 9:25:23 PM

we1shcake said:
2476296,17,676787 said:
They should just make the slot a cooling slot but keep all the connectors like HDMI DVI and VGA in the same place but they would have to build around connectors to put the exhaust.The main goal is to draw heat away from the GPU not to cool it down. I have a update for GTX 550ti on newegg.com there is a another this time it's a $30 rebate until 12/31/11. But back to subject at hand where should I buy the GTX550Ti newegg or Compusa/ TigerDirect?[/quotemsg
fans need a certain depth or the fins cannot be turned at a wide enough angle of attack, meaning very little air is moved, if you look at the coolers on singlw slot cards they tend to be blower designs that instead of moving air up or down simply blow air out in every direction away from the fan, which is not a powerful enough design to cool a 560, also on my graphics card the 2 dvi connectors and one hdmi, take up the one entire slot, so these connectors in a single fan card would leave no space at all for a grill
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Guess your right?

Just answer the question where should I buy the video card?
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November 8, 2011 11:57:26 PM

There's no better place in the world to by computer parts from than newegg.com.
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November 9, 2011 1:58:03 AM

axlrose said:
There's no better place in the world to by computer parts from than newegg.com.


Well you should’ve said that sooner maybe I would have bought the on TigerDirect.com, but newegg.com also had it a little pricey. Newegg had it for 149.99 plus the instant savings of $10.00 which brought it down to 139.99 plus 7.56 shipping for it plus 30 mail-in rebate brings it out to $147.55 with the with the rebate it would’ve been $119.55, while Compusa/ TigerDirect which have to graphics card for $149.99 plus instant savings of $15.00 which brought it down to $134.99 plus $30.00 rebate which brings it down to $104.99 plus the $7.50 shipping it comes out to $112.49 (depending on shipping method that you choose it may vary.) The way I see it TigerDirect had the graphics card cheaper than Newegg did.
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January 4, 2012 7:53:01 PM

ITsonic said:
Well you should’ve said that sooner maybe I would have bought the on TigerDirect.com, but newegg.com also had it a little pricey. Newegg had it for 149.99 plus the instant savings of $10.00 which brought it down to 139.99 plus 7.56 shipping for it plus 30 mail-in rebate brings it out to $147.55 with the with the rebate it would’ve been $119.55, while Compusa/ TigerDirect which have to graphics card for $149.99 plus instant savings of $15.00 which brought it down to $134.99 plus $30.00 rebate which brings it down to $104.99 plus the $7.50 shipping it comes out to $112.49 (depending on shipping method that you choose it may vary.) The way I see it TigerDirect had the graphics card cheaper than Newegg did.



Let me know if this is still on the table for you and I will try to help out a little more for you!
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January 5, 2012 1:46:33 PM

tigerb2b said:
Let me know if this is still on the table for you and I will try to help out a little more for you!

No I'm good I bought 550 Ti from Tigerdriect.com Via ebay.
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