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July 21, 2012 1:49:38 AM

I'm looking for an NVIDIA card in the price range of 240-270. What would you recommend? I have been told the 560 ti 448 (twin frozr III) would be my best option.

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July 21, 2012 2:00:18 AM

1) i said NVIDIA
2) I said 240-270

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July 21, 2012 2:02:20 AM

The 560 Ti is not that power efficient. Better power efficiency and multiple monitor support needed? Get HD 7850 priced at 249$ now. Its a good card but not considered as a steal like the the 7870. If you want nvidia then you should wait fot GT 660Ti to come out. By August 3rd week or so.
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July 21, 2012 2:02:43 AM

If you are totally sold on Nvidia you should really wait until the GTX660Ti or GTX660 is released. At the moment Nvidia has no new tech within this price range.

I would recommend an AMD HD7850 instead. It is a great value card and beats out the GTX570 in most cases and costs just over the $200 mark which makes it one of the best value cards on the market.
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July 21, 2012 2:04:08 AM

Damn, get the GTX 570 and drain the power!
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July 21, 2012 2:06:11 AM

Yes, rwayne. There are no good cards in this price range for nvidia. I am waiting to change my pc till 660 is released. AMD has better ones for the money in the range 200-350. Nvidia gtx 670 is great. But it's about 400$!!!
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July 21, 2012 2:06:46 AM

If you're an NVIDIA fanboy, and a grumpy one at that... save $30 and wait for the 660TI.

If you're impatient and rude, which it appears you are. You're best off with a GTX 570, I'd recommend the MSI Twin Frozr's as they sit at a nice price point and have great cooling.

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=72480&vpn=N570GTX%20Twin%...
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July 21, 2012 2:24:33 AM

I have a 6950 2gb but I have a strange driver problem that has to deal with AMD products. I don't want another Radeon. I also don't want to spend 300 dollars, I don't play games that require that much power/performance. I play mostly CS:S and some mw2 on the side. when CS:GO comes out, I will switch to that. Something in the range i suggested will do much better than the 6950 2gb i'm about to sell.
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July 21, 2012 2:34:27 AM

Driver issues can usually be resolved if you have the time, and if you can't it's likely a faulty card and you RMA it.

Its sad how people say they're never buying another product ever again when it's either a software issue or they got a lemon... it could happen on anything. Nvidia's had major issues in the past as well(8000/9000series high failure rates), don't give up on a company just because you're a bit unlucky.
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July 21, 2012 2:53:29 AM

I have used Nvidia for 5 years and AMD for 6 years and have had practically no problems with AMD drivers. They have provided a very enjoyable gaming experience for me.

Nvidia has their share of issues too. Go to Youtube and enter the keywords 'Nvidia Driver Problem'. There are plenty of them out there.

Often times video issues which appear to be driver related are linked to other variables or installation problems.
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July 21, 2012 3:34:23 AM

I can imagine no company is perfect. there are problems with dark spots and AMD cards in CS:S. i play competitively so it's not an option for me really. I managed 6 months on this card and it gave me great FPS and all but when I want to play games on the side, it just wont let me load them. i made a few threads on here, steam forums, contacted the manufacturer, nothing. believe me tried everything you can think of. i'm sure it's just a "lemon" or a faulty card but still, I prefer an NVIDIA. with that out of the way, I would like more recommendations :) 

please refer to my post above with the link
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July 21, 2012 12:37:35 PM

sephmeister said:
If you're an NVIDIA fanboy, and a grumpy one at that... save $30 and wait for the 660TI.

If you're impatient and rude, which it appears you are. You're best off with a GTX 570, I'd recommend the MSI Twin Frozr's as they sit at a nice price point and have great cooling.

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=72480&vpn=N570GTX%20Twin%...


The OP said he wanted a Nvidia card for a certain price and the reply he got was for a AMD card over his budget. His reply was to the point more so than rude. Don't start a Red vs green debate by calling him a fan boy dude. Some people prefer one side or the other but that is for there own reasons. I myself have used both cards over time and much prefer Nvidia due to lack of issues but this is a personal experience. All you make yourself sound like is the opposite to your statement.

Anyway. Mulberry. If you have your heart set on a 560 ti 448 core I would try and see if you can get one with 2GB of vram onboard. You will appreciate it in the long run.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

As others have mentioned though the 560 ti is older tech now although a 448 core with 2GB vram onboard will last you longer than some people may have you believe but I have been running 560 ti's for over a year now (1GB) version and am strongly looking at going to the 660 ti when they are released (performance depending).

If you can't wait get the best 560 you can. I personally prefer the ASUS model as the cooler is very efficient at low fan speed and is pre overclocked (i overclocked my 1GB models to over 1000 on clock and still stay below 70c on 50% fan speed in 3D mark, BF3 etc). Its your money dude and spend it however you wish.

Hope that helps
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July 21, 2012 5:45:41 PM

Understood. I was told the 560 ti 448 is newer technology and made to mimic the 570 not the 560.

So far I'm sold on the 570, not the 560 ti 448 anymore.
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July 22, 2012 3:30:08 AM

Can someone help me here, there is a GTX570 2gb refurbished for a really good price on newegg atm. I'm comparing it with the superclocked evga 570 1280mb.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...

^ comparison link.
1) is it safe to buy a refurbished item from Newegg?
2) what would you choose and why?
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July 22, 2012 3:56:09 AM

It's a terrible price for a refurb.
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July 22, 2012 4:24:05 AM

sephmeister said:
It's a terrible price for a refurb.


original price at 400 and the card itself is good w/ 2gb of vram, I think you need to reword "terrible" to "amazing"
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July 22, 2012 5:30:20 AM

They can call the regular price whatever they want to make it seem like a deal. I'd be hard pressed to pay that much if it was new.
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July 22, 2012 5:54:05 AM

The GTX 480 is a bit of an energy hog and it's warmer too (Please people, don't make it sound like this card is running at nuclear meltdown temperatures.) , but it's just about as fast as a GTX 570. It's also a DX11 card too. I think it's a pretty good deal.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 22, 2012 8:12:09 AM

El Tigre said:
The GTX 480 is a bit of an energy hog and it's warmer too (Please people, don't make it sound like this card is running at nuclear meltdown temperatures.) , but it's just about as fast as a GTX 570. It's also a DX11 card too. I think it's a pretty good deal.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


570 is faster, not as warm and noisy as the 480, and in my price range. Someone please help me and refer to my post above about the refurbished card question. Thank you.








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http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/283384-33-read-first
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