I need to get a good graphic card under 240 within the next few hours for my build. I live in Canada so the only sites I wanna use would be Canada computers or NCIX. I won't be able to wait longer. The rest of my build is a i5 2500k, Gigabyte mother board 8gb of g skill ram and also 600 Watt power supply. I want the best bang for my buck, and I want to be able to overclock this card well or at least have it be decent for the next 2-3 years. I'm hoping to run it at 1920 * 1080, but essentially I just want to have the most powerful card and best bang for my buck for under 240,
So far I've looked at the Gigabyte 560ti OC edition and the MSI 6950 twin frozr ii. I'm skeptical on the 6950 because people say it won't OC well so I won't know how long it'll last.
Probably a 560 ti, because with just a little voltage adjustment you might be able to reach 1Ghz with cooling like MSI Twin Frozer. Also: Make sure you know what you are doing if you are doing a voltage tuneup.
6950 should be the same as 560 ti. It trades blows at stock but when you overclock you will find that 560 ti will be easier to overclock. If you can't buy a 560 ti because it's much over your budget and could buy 6950, I will suggest 6950.
It's OK to get 6950, but if you don't want to unlock and use 1080p single monitor, get the 1GB. Actually the 560 ti is best at overclocking, cuda and better drivers only. The AMD cards have more raw power...