Best Value for Price

Hi all. I will be building a new computer within the next weeks and want to know, what is the best nvidia geforce card I can get for around $220 (after mail in rebate)... Please note I will probably, not be overclocking this card and if I do, you guys better pick a card with low risk in terms of clockin it. (I have had bad luck in the past) My friend just got the gtx 560 ds ssc from frys, and it runs bf3 around 80 ish fps with medium to high settings. Can we beat this card with out spending more than 220 after rebate?
Thanks for your time,
JCloud
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  1. GTX 480 ($199.99, no rebate, free shipping)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130759

    ASUS GTX 560 Ti ($229.99, after rebate $209.99, free shipping)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121425

    Let me know what you think :)
  2. Get the 480, it's a faster 570.
  3. You're telling me that a 480 is gonna out do an overclocked 560???!!!
    fantastik250 said:
    GTX 480 ($199.99, no rebate, free shipping)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130759

    ASUS GTX 560 Ti ($229.99, after rebate $209.99, free shipping)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121425

    Let me know what you think :)
  4. Why?
    amuffin said:
    Get the 480, it's a faster 570.
  5. Not really, an overclocked 480 will have more performance, that's IF you plan to overclock the card. But these are the 2 best cards for the budget you mentioned. Besides the ASUS looks to be a great buy at that price.

    It's up to you, but the 480 is the stronger performer.
  6. Can you list a few pros and cons from each model? Sorry for all the questions.
    fantastik250 said:
    Not really, an overclocked 480 will have more performance, that's IF you plan to overclock the card. But these are the 2 best cards for the budget you mentioned. Besides the ASUS looks to be a great buy at that price.

    It's up to you, but the 480 is the stronger performer.
  7. Can you explain why?
    Quote:
    The 480 will flatout destroy a 560, even overclocked.

    The 480 is a downclocked 580 with a few shaders missing.
  8. jcloudahs said:
    You're telling me that a 480 is gonna out do an overclocked 560???!!!

    A 480 is equivalent to a 570, so ya a480 will beat an overclocked 560
    Here is a 480 and a 570 compared
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/309?vs=306
  9. DAMN!!! What and your using which 480? Also, what are your specs
    Quote:
    Find any 560 that can do this:

    2560x1600:







    1920x1080:





  10. Sorry that made no sense, I meant to say, which variant of 480 did you use?
  11. Im not finding any 480 sscs? and it says in your signature that your have them in sli. Were these video posted using sli 480s
    edit: I went to the evga site and there are no 480s of any kind listed there? I know they exist, but does that mean they aren't sold anymore?
    Quote:
    EVGA SSC.

    It is also overclocked on a custom air cooler.
  12. Are they even available on the internet anymore? Could you find that on newegg, amazon? I can't...
    Quote:
    I have 2 of these:

    http://wccftech.com/images/news/EVGA-GTX-480-SC+-GPU/61a.jpg

    I have a 3rd one, but that is a gainward.

    I slapped on my own custom coolers from Gelid on both EVGA cards.
  13. Hahah! I'm not that stupid! I'm looking for your card, not the plain old 480
    Quote:
  14. If you live near a microcenter, you can get it for $209 after rebate.
  15. You think I can get 100 mhz faster without having to sweat? I hate overclocking so much..
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    The only difference is the SSC comes with a 50mhz faster core clock... not worth finding.

    You can get to 800mhz on stock cooling without touching voltages easily on any standard 480.
  16. Make sure your PSU is up to the task, and you have sufficient airflow through your case.
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