New GFX & 1080p Monitor

Hi guys,

Been quite out of touch with current hardware since my last build and a lot has changed. I am currently in the process of upgrading my graphics card and monitor to enable 1920x1080 1080p recording of FPS gaming. Looking for basically best value for money with some level of longevity in terms of tech.

Current mobo is GB P35C-DS3R running a BFG 8800GTS 512 OC2. GPU-Z is reporting

PCI-E 2.0 x 16 @ x16 1.1

for my Bus Interface so I presume I would not have any problems running a PCI-E 2.0 card even though it would have slightly reduced performance.

Currently looking at the following:

MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127565

ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000:1 (1000:1) W/Speakers
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236052

Any help would be appreciated, especially if there is something that would do the job just (or close to) as well for less money.
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  1. That GTX560 Ti is expensive especially considering it only has 384 CUDA cores.

    Newegg for some reason seems to be particularly expensive for the GTX560 Ti

    Here's one very similar to what you posted (384 CUDA core) for only $169: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1781498&CatId=3669

    And here's a 448 core for $269: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1705012&CatId=3669

    The 448 core has superior performance, but obviously, it comes at a price. In fact, this GTX570 is the same price and will perform better: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=426309&CatId=3669

    Also, the performance reduction from using older versions of PCIe is negligible. You won't notice anything.

    EDIT: In fact, the GTX560 Ti 384 I posted is OC'd even more than that MSI. I don't really get why it's so expensive.

    EDIT again: Also, they do look exactly the same, but note they are different cards, as noted by price and the '448 Core' in the title of the more expensive one.
  2. Hey Abyssalx, thank you very much for the reply. Definitely seems newegg is pushing prices up over the normal value. Thanks for the info on the 570, seems like it would be a better choice all round. Will probably go with that then. Again thanks for your help!
  3. if ur getting a gtx 570 2 gb i'd recommend getting a hd 7870 instead :)

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/548?vs=518
  4. UAhmed said:
    if ur getting a gtx 570 2 gb i'd recommend getting a hd 7870 instead :)

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/548?vs=518


    It's true that the 7870 is a faster card, but it's also at least $70 more expensive.
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