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Prices Drop: 560 vs 6850/70 vs 7770

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a b U Graphics card
June 23, 2012 1:25:50 AM

The Prices are dropping, and i think it's time to make a purchase!
Unfortunately, prices have changed so much, i wan't to double-check to see if im making the right choice:

I will be using my GPU for general performance boost, and possibly games like BFH, Skyrim, etc.
Im looking for the best bang/buck ratio.

Relelvant Specs:
i5-2500K
Asus P8Z68V-LE (2.0 Slots)
Cooler Master eXtreme PowerPlus 600 watts (Basically a low-mid end 500 Watt PSU.)
Hoping to upgrade to a 1080P monitor once the sales come.

What I'm Looking for in a GPU:

Not ridiculously loud
Long Warranty
Excellent Customer Service Hours (Pacific Cust. Support is preferred as it means i can get help until about10-11 P.M.), Toll-Free Help is a must
Very Stable, Well made: It must last 5+ years
Best Bang:Buck Ratio Possible
Low Power Consumption: At full throttle, I don't want my system consuming more than 350 watts. I also need the graphic card to use well under 18A of power, as i have two 18A rails.
Noticeably better that my previous 6770 that i returned.

Place of Purchase: Tigerdirect.ca


Here we go:

Geforce GTX 560 $119-160

1. http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...
The EVGA model. The most expensive at $164.99

There's also two 560's from EVGA at an extremely low price. I don't understand why this is though. Anyways, here they are: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...
Why are they so much cheaper?

2. The Asus, very cheap, but with awful ratings.
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

3. http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...
The Galaxy, rated high, and cheaper the EVGA's top model. Is this a good deal/good brand?


Geforce GTX 560 ti $170

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...
A great deal for a 560ti. Don't know much about the brand. However, a bit over my desired price point. I don't think i'll need that additional power. Is it worth it?

Radeon 6850 $119

A good Bang:Buck GPU imo. Last generation, but still does well in most games.

Here are the options:
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...
Gigabyte's model, the cheapest of the bunch with great reviews and duel fans.

The rest are $135 +, and are made by HIS and MSI

Radeon 6870 $154

Basically an upgrade on the 6850, the 6870 is also a good GPU. I don't thing it has a good price:p erformance ratio though anymore.

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...
The XFX model

Radeon 7770 $109

An alternative to all of the above. This latest-gen card draws extremely little power, and has good overall performance. This card is rumoured to overclock well, but i have never OC'd a GPU, so i would need to buy it either factory OC'd or learn how to myself.

The $109 card. Made by Gigabyte, but seems too good to be true, similar to the massively discounted 560.
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/sear...
XFX has many of these cards available, ranging from $137-163

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...
Finally, MSI has the dual fan OC Model for $130, with no rebate. Seems legit.



Conclusion:
Looking at the cards listed above, and there respective prices, which will suit me the best, with bang for the buck in mind. (Card is find, but if you could repost the link of the product you recommend, it will be much easier for me to find it, especially if there are multiple versions of the same card.)

Also, which brands are the best? Which should i make a point to stick away with?

Thanks you

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a c 117 U Graphics card
June 23, 2012 1:38:27 AM

spoilers are ANNOYING!
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a c 99 U Graphics card
June 23, 2012 1:46:12 AM

The 7770 and the 6870. Performance wise the 6870. Price/performance 7770. This is solely based on what you provided and your budget.
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a b U Graphics card
June 23, 2012 2:27:00 AM

fantastik250 said:
The 7770 and the 6870. Performance wise the 6870. Price/performance 7770. This is solely based on what you provided and your budget.


Thanks,

So you think a 7770 is better than a 6850?

And which 7770 would you recommend? Out of the ones i listed

(okay i will remove spoilers)
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a c 99 U Graphics card
June 23, 2012 6:11:30 AM

Best price and best clock Gigabyte 7770, second would be MSI 7770.
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a c 270 U Graphics card
June 23, 2012 6:36:09 AM

Tigerdirect had a MSI GTX 560 Ti OC Edition for $134 and a Galaxy GTX 560 Ti 448 core for $173 on Thursday. I just read there are large stocks of 560 Ti and 570s out there that Nvidia is trying to get rid of quick to make way for the GTX 660. Prices should keep going down on those cards.

Here so you don't think I'm crazy.

http://slickdeals.net

Scroll down and click on Thursday's expired deals.
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June 23, 2012 6:42:01 AM

I'd say go 560ti.

Pure performance - 560ti will run you the longest out of all the cards. If you can get your hands on a 560ti 448 core -- go for it, because bascially it's a 570, which, is still a very competitive card in today's market. I know your dealing with a budget but go for performance over price here, you will apreciate it down the line.

I'm extremely tired and have been posting all day but here are benchmarks to convince you that 560ti is best bang for buck
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/540?vs=547
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June 23, 2012 3:39:04 PM

op what about a 7850? not so much more than the 560 ti..and i prefer it over the nvidia card
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a b U Graphics card
June 25, 2012 1:05:37 AM

anort3 said:
Tigerdirect had a MSI GTX 560 Ti OC Edition for $134 and a Galaxy GTX 560 Ti 448 core for $173 on Thursday. I just read there are large stocks of 560 Ti and 570s out there that Nvidia is trying to get rid of quick to make way for the GTX 660. Prices should keep going down on those cards.

Here so you don't think I'm crazy.

http://slickdeals.net

Scroll down and click on Thursday's expired deals.


I saw the 448 deal, so i believe you.

And the 7850 is just too much, over $200 is out of the picture.

So wait for the 560ti to go on sale again? will my PSU be enough for it?
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a c 270 U Graphics card
June 25, 2012 1:25:55 AM

Personally I would not trust a Coolermaster EEP to power a toaster. It's a steaming pile of crap across the entire line.

Those little - marks by the reviews for them are fails.

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page364.htm

Here is what Hardwaresecrets has to say about your so called 600w model.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-eX...


So basically if you try to draw more than ~450 watts from it then you have a potential bomb.


If I was you I would replace it ASAP. I sure would not put any more stress on it than you have now by trying to upgrade the graphics card while using it. I did not pay close enough attention the first time I read your post or I would have told you this in my first post. Coolermaster and Thermaltake are 2 brands that do not belong in the power supply business.

Any quality 500w and up power supply from Corsair, Seasonic, PC Power and Cooling, XFX, Silverstone, Enermax, OCZ and Antec will guarantee you a quality, safe power supply.

List of recommended wattage per card.

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm
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a b U Graphics card
June 25, 2012 1:38:11 AM

anort3 said:
Personally I would not trust a Coolermaster EEP to power a toaster. It's a steaming pile of crap across the entire line.

Those little - marks by the reviews for them are fails.

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page364.htm

Here is what Hardwaresecrets has to say about your so called 600w model.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-eX...


So basically if you try to draw more than ~450 watts from it then you have a potential bomb.


If I was you I would replace it ASAP. I sure would not put any more stress on it than you have now by trying to upgrade the graphics card while using it. I did not pay close enough attention the first time I read your post or I would have told you this in my first post. Coolermaster and Thermaltake are 2 brands that do not belong in the power supply business.

Any quality 500w and up power supply from Corsair, Seasonic, PC Power and Cooling, XFX, Silverstone, Enermax, OCZ and Antec will guarantee you a quality, safe power supply.

List of recommended wattage per card.

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm


Maybe I understood it wrong, but the review proves its a good power supply, it just has a small 12v rail.
It powers fine until the 12V reaches over 18A (the labelled wattage)

Since my build will only use from 300-400 watts, i think that the 450 ceiling will be more than enough.

But the noise levels were fine, so i think it will be fine. I will at least give it a shot.

The CM EP+ 600 watt is basically a low-mid range 500 watt PSU
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a c 270 U Graphics card
June 25, 2012 4:30:48 AM

It's your hardware trust what you want. Personally I would replace it but then it never would have gone in my computer in the first place. Just understand you only have a 450w power supply.
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a b U Graphics card
June 25, 2012 9:14:38 PM

anort3 said:
It's your hardware trust what you want. Personally I would replace it but then it never would have gone in my computer in the first place. Just understand you only have a 450w power supply.


Okay. But can all of these cards run fine on a "450 watt" PSU?

That's why i was considering a 7770.
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