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June 4, 2012 9:32:49 PM

Currently in the process of choosing parts for a new build, the main purpose of the build is Video and Photo Editing, CAD rendering and Uni work. And then the odd bit of gaming. I've looked into the GTX 550Ti, GTX 560 and the GTX 560Ti. I can see that the 560 is 40% better than the 550Ti and that the 560Ti is only marginally better than the 560. For my required purpose what would you recommend? My budget for the card is about £150. At the moment i'm am swaying more towards the 560, but have read a few posts suggesting a GTX 460?

My current proposed build:

CPU - Intel Core i7-3770k
Mobo - MSI Z77A-G43
GPU - MSI GTX 560
CPU Cooler - Cooler Master Hyper 212
PSU - Corsair Builder Series 600CX*
HDD - 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm
Optical Drive - Sony 24x LightScribe
Card Reader - Startech 3.5"
Memory - Mushkin 16gb Enchanced Silverline 1333mhz
Case - CoolerMaster 430 Elite

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a c 143 U Graphics card
June 4, 2012 9:39:46 PM

You ask for contradictory choices, Video Rendering and Encoding depends more on the CPU, for Photo Editing the Adobe applications benefit from CUDA, for CAD Rendering you need a Quaddro based GPU.

From those you mentioned the GTX 560Ti is the best for gaming purposes, and it will be good in the rest of your work
a c 181 U Graphics card
June 5, 2012 3:04:15 AM

With your budget I don't think the 560 ti would be cheap enough and ilysaml is right about it would be about what is would take to cover all that you do. The 560 is in your price range.

The 550 ti. I would not even considered it you would be better off getting the 460, but I don't know if the 460 is with in your budget. I would say get the 560 ti if you can add more money and if you can't then the 560 non ti.

Well good luck to you on your choice. Cheers
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June 5, 2012 7:07:18 PM

DM186 said:
With your budget I don't think the 560 ti would be cheap enough and ilysaml is right about it would be about what is would take to cover all that you do. The 560 is in your price range.

The 550 ti. I would not even considered it you would be better off getting the 460, but I don't know if the 460 is with in your budget. I would say get the 560 ti if you can add more money and if you can't then the 560 non ti.

Well good luck to you on your choice. Cheers


Thanks for the Reply. I think i'm going to go with the non Ti 560. Managed to find the Asus Oc'ed one for £139.99 so a bargain of a card. Read the reviews against the Ti and in almost all the benchmarks it out performs it.
a c 143 U Graphics card
June 5, 2012 7:59:22 PM

Yup that's because it's an OCed version, the GTX 560ti can be overclocked too.

But anyway the performance of the non ti is not far from the ti version, you'll be fine with both.
June 5, 2012 9:17:41 PM

Cant really spare any more cash, set a budget of £700 over by £50 already. For my needs i'm sure the GTX 560 will be perfect, will be miles better than using a laptop with an i3 330M.
June 5, 2012 9:21:15 PM

Yeh cheers for that, bargain of a price that too. Just seen Zotac's version up at £300 + !!!
a c 181 U Graphics card
June 6, 2012 2:37:21 AM

tgowansuk said:
Thanks for the Reply. I think i'm going to go with the non Ti 560. Managed to find the Asus Oc'ed one for £139.99 so a bargain of a card. Read the reviews against the Ti and in almost all the benchmarks it out performs it.


Yeah you said you are only going to game a little and all the other stuff you said you do then the 560 sould be the best bang for buck. And now you found one OC'd. You are set and good luck to you. Cheers
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