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Buying a GTX 560 Ti

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February 9, 2012 8:56:57 PM

Hello,
I'm thinking of buying this card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I currently have the GTX 560 (not Ti) and I have a chance to upgrade my card very cheaply.
My question is, will I have to upgrade my PSU from http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and is there a better value for this price range (up to $300 USD)?

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a c 538 U Graphics card
February 9, 2012 9:05:47 PM

That's actually one of the more expensive GTX 560 Ti's that I can see on Newegg. There is even an identical EVGA for $200 after rebate and free shipping:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(I didn't check, but i assume the warranties are different.)

I would take a closer look at Newegg and be sure to get one of less expensive models. The other choice for under $300 would be the GTX 560 Ti 448 cores model, which would be an even better upgrade for your 560.

A good 500 watt PSU is sufficient, so you are good with that Corsair unit.
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a c 207 U Graphics card
February 10, 2012 2:02:53 AM

Yes, 2 560s will WAY be better. But there's always the chance of getting SLI micro stutter in some games with 2 midrange cards.
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/radeon-geforce-stutter-cr...

Although, I have 2 GTX 570s and haven't noticed it yet.

But that board doesn't support SLI... it only has one PCIe slot.
February 10, 2012 2:08:49 AM

Any suggestions on motherboards that support SLI?
a c 175 U Graphics card
February 10, 2012 2:15:08 AM

Up there mate :) .
February 10, 2012 2:40:40 AM

Thanks for the help!
a c 175 U Graphics card
February 10, 2012 3:10:09 AM

Your welcome and have a good day :) .
February 10, 2012 3:32:07 AM

From the guru 3d article it looks like I'll have to get a new psu though, because the 2 560's do 409 watts. Is that right?
a c 271 U Graphics card
February 10, 2012 7:04:20 AM

Deathitis said:
From the guru 3d article it looks like I'll have to get a new psu though, because the 2 560's do 409 watts. Is that right?


No.

Quote:
power consumption for the cards peaked to roughly 298 Watts
a c 175 U Graphics card
February 10, 2012 8:13:19 AM

Well, you don't run CX500 with 560 SLI. I know the 560 SLI only won't take 400 Watts of power (sorry for not saying this before), but the system wattage will be needing ~500-600W when everything is fully stressed. You get a better PSU, because running CX500 is too risky and even maybe will not suffice. I know you can get some TX650, but you don't have the future proof of the TX750 which has 4 PCI-E connector.
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