Need a good graphic card under 240!

Hey guys,

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.

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  1. 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.
  2. I need the card today though so I don't think I will be able to get it from newegg
  3. Why? OK, show me the site that you're going to buy?
  4. Either or and it's because I'm getting the rest of my build today and it's for my brother who simply cannot wait
  5. :lol:

    Very expensive in ncix, in canada computers they aren't available so what you'll do?
  6. Wow you're right it's in available everywhere how's the 6950 twin frozr ii match up with the 560ti?
  7. 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.
  8. Would there be another 560ti that's within my budget and just as good?
  9. This will perform better than a 560ti, I've used both and have a 560ti right now.
  10. supremeusa said:
    This will perform better than a 560ti, I've used both and have a 560ti right now.

    It won't really be easy to overclock as 560 ti and the OP says he can't buy from newegg!
  11. If u cant get it from new egg, get it from tigerdirect. It's better than the 560ti.
  12. Its better for overclocking as well, especially if you consider trying to unlock it to 6970 spu count.
  13. But isn't the OP canadian and need it today?
  14. NCIX has a 6950 cheaper than their 560ti's. It's a faster card. More overclock capable. You can even try and unlock it to 6970 potentially putting it at a gtx570 level. This would be the card to get for your price requirement -
  15. oops- skip that. ------ Get this one. In stock, has 2gb, you can eyefinity with it - $249.00
  16. It's OK to get 6950, but if you don't want to unlock and use 1080p single monitor, get the 1GB. Actually the 560 ti is best at overclocking, cuda and better drivers only. The AMD cards have more raw power...
  17. Considering you can overclock a 6950 to perform like a 350 dollar card(570), I'd say the person telling you it's not overclock friendly is pulling your leg.
  18. the ones i found:
    Asus EAH6950 DCII/2DI4S/1GD5 AMD 6950 Chipset (810Mhz) 1GB (5000Mhz) GDDR5 Dual DVI/4xDisply Port PCI-Express 2.1 Graphics Card @$ 239.88 after mir
    Gigabyte (GV-N560OC-1GI) nVidia GeForce GTX 560Ti (900MHz) 1GB (4000MHz) GDDR5 Dual Dual-Link DVI/Mini-HDMI PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card @$ 219.99 after mir
    MSI Radeon HD 6950 Twin Frozr III OC 850MHZ 1GB GDDR5 2XDVI 2XMINI DisplayPort HDMI PCI-E Video Card @$258.39 CAD
    Asus EAH6870 DC/2DI2S/1GD5 DirectCU AMD Radeon HD 6870 Chipset (915MHz ) 1GB (4.2Ghz) GDDR5 Dual Display DVI/DisplayPort PCI-Express 2.1 Graphics Card @$ 184.99 after mir
    Sapphire (11179-07-40G) Vapor-X HD 6870 1GB GDDR5 AMD Radeon HD 6870 Chipset (900Mhz) 1GB GDDR5 (4200Mhz) Memory HD Audio Dual Display DVI /HDMI/2x Mini Display Port PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card @$ 239.99
    MSI Radeon HD 6870 Twin Frozr II 900MGZ 1GB 4.2GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI 2x DisplayPort HDMI PCI-E Video Card @$212.01 CAD
    HIS Radeon HD 6870 Iceq X 900MHZ 1GB 4.2GHZ GDDR5 2xDVI DisplayPort HDMI PCI-E Video Card @$199.99 CAD
    recommendations are based on price. make sure your chosen card fits your case, psu. look up your chosen card's review for detailed benchmarks.
  19. Thanks for all the answers guys I eventually went with the MSI 6950 cause it seems to be the best one for me
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