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August 7, 2012 2:46:02 AM

So I have a new build in front of me. Here's what's in it so far:

PSU: Corsair CX600 600W 80+
MOBO: Gigabyte GA-970A-D3
CPU: AMD FX 4100 3.6GHZ Black Edition
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4x4)
HD: 2 TB Seagate

Now the thing is I may get a ZOTAC GTX560. I play The Sims 3 along with other games (older and not very demanding), but I also edit video and photos. My price range is 100-200. (not any hardcore video editing may I add) I want to be able to play games at highest settings and at least 60fps. Now I don't play online games so I don't need like an "over-kill" card. I just want to know if I am getting the right card or if there is something better and/or more affordable like more bang for my buck or something like that.

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a c 592 U Graphics card
August 7, 2012 2:58:04 AM

There are plenty of GTX 560 Ti's for less than $200 on Newegg. That would be a nice bump up over the GTX 560 non-Ti. Either overclocks like crazy and has the full CUDA compute capabilities to handle videos and photos.

The Zotac GTX 560 Ti AMP! card is clocked at 950 mhz and performs like a much more expensive card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(The 560 non-Ti is going to be right about where the 6870 is on this chart.)

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August 7, 2012 3:03:52 AM

17seconds said:
There are plenty of GTX 560 Ti's for less than $200 on Newegg. That would be a nice bump up over the GTX 560 non-Ti. Either overclocks like crazy and has the full CUDA compute capabilities to handle videos and photos.

The Zotac GTX 560 Ti AMP! card is clocked at 950 mhz and performs like a much more expensive card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(The 560 non-Ti is going to be right about where the 6870 is on this chart.)
http://tpucdn.com/reviews/Zotac/GeForce_GTX_560_Ti_Amp_Edition/images/perfrel_1920.gif

(Had to actually look up the word overclock... yes I'm a bit pc illiterate. Hmm... I was thinking about the Ti but idk... isn't it a bit overdoing it?
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a c 592 U Graphics card
August 7, 2012 3:17:00 AM

Well, a card like the AMP! comes with a factory overclock, 950 mhz vs. 822 mhz at stock, so you don't have to worry about overclocking. The Ti is a much better card, and I believe in getting the best card you can afford.

At the same time, it does look like your game selection is not very demading. If you don't intend to try any newer, more demanding games, then the 560 non-Ti should do fine, it's a great card, particularly if you get a factory overclocked one (I like the Asus GTX 560 DirectCU TOP). The Gigabyte GTX 560 Superoverclocked is good too:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

What is your screen resolution?
What type of PC components do you have?
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August 7, 2012 3:59:15 AM

17seconds said:
Well, a card like the AMP! comes with a factory overclock, 950 mhz vs. 822 mhz at stock, so you don't have to worry about overclocking. The Ti is a much better card, and I believe in getting the best card you can afford.

At the same time, it does look like your game selection is not very demading. If you don't intend to try any newer, more demanding games, then the 560 non-Ti should do fine, it's a great card, particularly if you get a factory overclocked one (I like the Asus GTX 560 DirectCU TOP). The Gigabyte GTX 560 Superoverclocked is good too:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

What is your screen resolution?
What type of PC components do you have?

My screen resolution is ... well idk. Nothing big at all. Normal sized? :D  The components are in my original post at the top.
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a c 592 U Graphics card
August 7, 2012 4:17:57 AM

michael_panda said:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I know I said 200 but this one looks pretty good. Seems promising. I'm definitely going with the Ti now.

That one's good, but still is only clocked at 850 mhz. Something with a higher factory overclock would be better for you, since you probably would not be overclocking yourself.

$10 more you can get the same one at 900 mhz:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 7, 2012 4:54:44 AM

17seconds said:
That one's good, but still is only clocked at 850 mhz. Something with a higher factory overclock would be better for you, since you probably would not be overclocking yourself.

$10 more you can get the same one at 900 mhz:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Yeah... I'm going to go with that one. I'm going to do a bit of research on overclocking lol I still don't really understand it. Thanks for your help! :D 
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August 7, 2012 4:56:10 AM

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a c 592 U Graphics card
August 7, 2012 5:53:32 AM

EVGA cards come with EVGA Precision software for overclocking. It's real easy to do and there are plenty of guides on in the internet. With your card at 900 mhz already, you won't really need to do too much more than that.
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August 10, 2012 6:15:10 AM

17seconds said:
EVGA cards come with EVGA Precision software for overclocking. It's real easy to do and there are plenty of guides on in the internet. With your card at 900 mhz already, you won't really need to do too much more than that.

Well the thing is... this card needs a 500W minimum psu... am I pushing it if I have a 600 w? If so, could there be a different card that I can get with somewhat of the same "umph"?
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a c 592 U Graphics card
August 10, 2012 3:01:12 PM

michael_panda said:
Well the thing is... this card needs a 500W minimum psu... am I pushing it if I have a 600 w? If so, could there be a different card that I can get with somewhat of the same "umph"?

600 watts is plenty for overclocking etc.
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October 3, 2013 12:46:26 PM

What about the EVGA 560 SSE2 ?? 900/1800/2079Mhz, 133Gb/s, 50.4 Pixel Filtrate and 28.8 Texel Filtrate ...
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October 3, 2013 12:47:19 PM

What about the EVGA 560 SSE2 ?? 900/1800/2079Mhz, 133Gb/s, 50.4 Pixel Filtrate and 28.8 Texel Filtrate ...
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